The 2017 Annandale Parade
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to Noon along Columbia Pike in Annandale. The Annual Parade has been an Annandale tradition since 1950. It promotes community involvement and neighborhood camaraderie while celebrating the rich diversity of Annandale.
Mark your calendar, participate or bring the family to view this Annandale Tradition. Children are invited to wear their Halloween Costumes, to cheer the participants, and to marvel at the exhibits.
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The Annandale Parade
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Cited in 2013 as one of,
"THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA"
The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am. Marching along Columbia Pike from the historic white church and the Annandale Shopping Center near Gallows Road, all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-six year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Register early, before all spaces are taken.
2017 PARADE SPONSORS
The 2016 Annandale Parade Marches to Success
The 2016 Annandale Parade marched through the Annandale business district to large crowds and sunshine last Saturday. More than sixty local groups participated, along with a number of large & imaginative floats.
Featured prominently at the celebration was Boy Scout Troop & Cub Pack 150 who have lead the parade since the beginning. Bolivian Dance Groups, the Marching Atoms, a 1975 Fire Truck owned by the McCuin Family, The Lion King Float, and two new entries-The Potomac Garden All Star Drum Corps and The Spiderman Car driven by Carnell Hilliard and his son provided the variety spectators have grown to anticipate. Most importantly, many school children, scouts & American Heritage Girls beamed with enthusiasm bringing smiles to everyone.
The Chamber thanks all the participants, the volunteers, the marshals, the Mason District Police, and the Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept. for your participation which made this parade another great success. We also thank the Annandale United Methodist Church & Pastor Clarence Brown who generously provided the main parade staging site, as well as the Annandale Shopping Center who provided the secondary staging site and parking. Your community support is deeply appreciated. The Annandale Parade was first established in 1950 as a means to bring the community together, while showcasing local schools, organizations, and businesses.
The 2016 Grand Marshal was Mike Magill of Magill's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant (7201 Little River Turnpike, across from Giant Food). Mike has been a resident and business owner in Annandale for over 30 years. His restaurant provides job training and employment to young members of our community with various disabilities, along with a cheerful mentoring environment. Mike has for decades been a great supporter of our first responders, hosting numerous meals on their behalf. The Chamber welcomed Mike as the 2016 Grand Marshal and thanked him for the support he provides the Annandale Community every day of the year. www.magillsdc.com
2016 Parade Awards
American Heritage Girls—Second Place
Sambos de Corazon USA—Third Place
Mom’s Club of Annandale-Honorable Mention
The Spiderman Car-Honorable Mention
Best Music and Dance
Morenda Transpeco, USA—First Place
Marching Atoms—Second Place
Potomac Garden Drum Corps—Third Place
Ashburn Theatre on Ice—Tied for First Place
Magills Pizza and Pasta Restaurant—Tied for First Place
Grasshopper Green & Kenwood School—Second Place
Griffin Academy of Westminster School—Third Place
Manassas Vol. Fire Dept. owned by the McCuin Family
The Spiderman Car
Congratulations to these groups, and to all who participated
in the 2016 Annandale Parade.