The Circle City Classic is in its fifth decade as one of America’s top football classics and favorite weekend celebrations. The Classic Parade is a family-oriented event with a focus on education which highlights honor students from central Indiana high schools.
Pagentry, celebrities, floats and marching bands make this one of top parades in the country. Nearly 100,000 spectators watch the Classic Parade weave its way through downtown Indianapolis. Parade Grand Marshals have included renowned celebrities such as Ron Harper, Jerry Rice, Kelly Rowland, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Soulfood’s Boris Kodjoe and Grammy Award-winning gospel recording artist, Yolanda Adams.
The parade route is as follows: From Vermont St. south on Pennsylvania St., west on Ohio St., north on Meridian St. ending at New York St.