Parade date announced for Wallingford’s 350th

Parade date announced for Wallingford’s 350th

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WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford 350th Jubilee Parade is set for June 20, 2020, the Parade Committee announced in a newsletter.

The parade is among several celebrations marking the 350th anniversary of the founding of the town in 1670 being planned by the Wallingford 350th Jubilee Committee. 

The Parade Committee is tasked with organizing the parade’s bands, floats and entertainment. 

Parade Committee Chairman John Sullivan said Wednesday his goal is to make the 350th parade equal to the town’s 300th anniversary parade in 1970, which drew approximately 50,000.

He estimates the 350th parade might draw about 75,000 people.

Sullivan said the committee reviewed past parades and used the 1970 parade as a barometer, based on its size and scale.

The parade is slated to step off at 1 p.m. from North Main Street, proceed along a two-mile route on Center Street and South Elm Street, and end at Lyman Hall High School.

The total time is estimated at four hours, the newsletter said. Shuttle buses are in the works from several locations on the east and west sides of town.

The parade is expected to feature local and regional marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, entertainers, civic groups, businesses, antique cars and military groups.

There is no rain date due to the size of the event, the newsletter said.

More information can be found at


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