Parade

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host it's annual parade on
Sunday in the City of New Bedford.

The parade will start at 2:00 p.m. with over forty different organizations marching the one mile route from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.
In the past we've had brass bands, fife & drum bands,
bagpipers, popular singing groups, pirates, clowns, jugglers, militias, beauty queens,
delightful floats, classic cars and lots of fun and surprises for everyone.
Parade Route:
The parade begins at Brooklawn Park and proceeds south on Acushnet Avenue to Earle Street, turns east onto Earle Street and continues to the Immaculate Conception Church. 
It then turns north onto Madeira Avenue and proceeds to Madeira Field 
where it enters the Feast grounds and past the reviewing stand at Stage 1.


Parade Marshal - Reverend Manuel P. Ferreira
The Parade committee is working to put together another great group of marchers for your entertainment.

Parade Highlights

The unveiling of a “NEW Float”

Color Guards, Marching Bands, Folkloric Groups, Jugglers, Giant Puppets,

Gigantic Clydesdale Horses,Steel Drum Band, Bagpipers, Veterans Groups,

Community & Cultural Heritage Organizations and much more!

Future of the Feast Children & Teens

Scholarship Winners

Vietnam Veterans Color Guard

Miss Massachusetts Julia Scaparotti,

Miss New Bedford Olivia Marques

Outstanding Teen Jordan St. Onge

Our Lady of Angels Band

Hallamore Clydesdale Horses

Prince Henry Society

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick w/ the Ancient Order of Hibernian Bagpipers

Dartmouth High School Marching Band & Color Guard

Big Nazo Puppets, Peter Panic, Lobster on Stilts

Spirit of America Marching Band Colonial Naval Band

Springfield Kiltie Band,Filimarnica St Joao

Kentish Guards Fife & Drum, Azorean Maritime Heritage Society,

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Immigrants Assistance Center,

Aleppo Shriners, Rancho Folclorico Clube Social Portuguese, Banda Recreativa

Portuguesa, Lusitania Banda, Bay State Band, Jazz Links Dixie Band

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 in the City of New Bedford.

The parade will start at 2:00 p.m. Join us!