Children’s Parade

You’re invited to the 14th annual BFK Children’s Parade presented by ThedaCare on Wednesday, July 26!

During this annual summer tradition, kids and their grown-ups stroll through the streets of Downtown Appleton dressed in themed costumes and non-motorized floats (bikes, wagons, strollers, etc.). Families are encouraged to brainstorm their theme together with costumes often ranging from old Halloween costumes to hand-made floats to simple group themes (like a day at the beach)! 

Families are welcome to arrive at Houdini Plaza any time between 5:50 – 6:15pm and will be sent down College Avenue in waves. Then after the parade, we’ll host free activities in City Park with food trucks from the Fox Valley Food Truck Association. 

Sign up your family or put together a group of families from your school, daycare, work, or any other organization.

This is a free event!

Click here to register for this free event!

If you’re interested in registering a group, use our group registration form here. 


Check out a recap video from last year’s parade!

Check out photos from the event by clicking here!


The Children’s Parade is a signature event of:

U.S. Venture Children’s Week is a week full of free or reduced-cost family activities from across our community. Children’s Week is July 23 – 29. 

Learn more about Appleton Children’s Week here!

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