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'More than just a parade': 71st Appleton Flag Day Parade set for Saturday

Honoring "Old Glory" at the 70th Appleton Flag Day Parade
Posted at 1:24 PM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 14:25:05-04

APPLETON (NBC 26) — The 71st Appleton Flag Day Parade is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

The theme of this year's parade is "Pride of Old Glory." Fox Cities residents have honored "Old Glory" on the second Saturday in June since 1950, making the Appleton Flag Day Parade the nation's oldest. The celebration annually attracts more than 50,000 spectators and participants from throughout the state and nation to Appleton.

The parade begins at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and North Oneida Street. The route travels west down West Wisconsin Avenue to North State Street, north on North State Street to West College Avenue. At West College Avenue, the parade travels east and ends at Drew Street.

Nearly 20 bands will march in the parade, including all three Appleton public high schools. The parade will also include veterans organizations, tributes to all five branches of the military, patriotic floats, marching units, antique vehicles, horses, clowns, scooters and tractors.