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WINDHAM’S 34th BOOM BOX PARADE IS COMING!!!!

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    The 34th annual WILI July 4th “BOOM BOX PARADE” begins at 11:00 a.m. at Jillson Square in Downtown Willimantic, Connecticut.  It’s the largest parade of its kind in the world!!

     In 1986, no marching band could be found for Windham’s Memorial Day Parade. Five weeks later, the “Boom Box Parade” concept was born, as WILI-AM radio played the marching band music on the air, while thousands marched and watched, loudly playing their radios (boom boxes).

     Anyone can march or enter a float in “Connecticut’s Unique People’s Parade.” The only requirement is to wear some red, white, and blue, and bring a radio tuned to WILI (1400-AM). And now, the parade music is simulcast on WILI-AM’s FM translator at 95.3 FM.  American flags are encouraged. There is no “official” theme for the parade.

     Formation for the Boom Box Parade starts at Jillson Square on Main Street around 9:00 on July 4th. No pre-registration is necessary.  The parade runs seven tenths of a mile west on Main Street to Memorial Park.  Safety guidelines include no water spraying, no throwing candy (but candy can be handed out), and no reckless operator behavior.  

Details

Date:
July 4
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Willimantic Downtown
Phone:
860-455-4673
Website:
www.willimanticdowntown.org

Venue

Various Locations – Willimantic
Willimantic
CT, CT 06226 United States
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