The 2022 Annandale Parade    
  BIGGER & BETTER EVERY YEAR
The Annandale Parade takes place from 10:00 AM to Noon along Columbia Pike in Annandale.   The Annual Parade has been a favorite tradition since 1950.  It promotes community involvement and neighborhood camaraderie while celebrating the rich diversity of Annandale.  The parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2022.

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.


Dance groups are restricted to 50 participants each.  Please email the chamber office with any questions.
ENTRY IS FREE
TO ALL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS...INCLUDING SCHOOLS, SCOUTS, YOUTH GROUPS, DANCERS AND
TO ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS.


Questions:
info@annandalechamber.com


No staging can be accommodated on either side of the Reviewing Stand along Columbia Pike. Special guests and sponsors will be staging in those areas of the parking lot.

  Annandale Parade Lithograph 


FCHS and Olaf

Girl Scouts

Burke & Herbert Bank

American Heritage Girls, St. Michael's School

Fairfax County Library

The McKinnon Family

Cub Scout Pack 1229

Orange Theory Barcroft and Ricardy Anderson

The Renaissance of Annandale

Mathnasium in the Annandale Shopping Center

Navy Federal Credit Union

Hope Lutheran Church Batmobile

Civil Air Cadets

Code Red Dance Team

Kenwood School

The Stomping Eagles Step Dance Team

Hapmudo Martial Arts Studio

Blu's Dance Studio

1975 Hahn Fire Truck owned by the McCuin Family

The Moms Club of Annandale

Queen of Apostles School

Spiderman Car

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus

Burke and Herbert Bank, Annandale, VA

 Griffin Academy of Westminster School

Kenwood School and Grasshopper Green, Annandale, VA

Knights of Columbus Color Gurad

 

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The Annandale Parade
Cited as one of

"THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA"

Because of the rise in transmission of the Delta variant and because parents of young, yet to be vaccinated children are understandably nervous about having their kids gather (even outdoors) in groups, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce has made a collective decision to cancel this year’s parade. We wish this action was not necessary but fully anticipate having a very comprehensive and memorable 2022 Annandale Parade when the community will feel more participatory and ready for the joy and fun this treasured event provides. 

Please get vaccinated if you have not already done so.  Besides the local pharmacies, you can receive a vaccination at this weekly vaccination clinic:

United Methodist Church
7901 Heritage Dr. Annandale, VA
(Near H-Mart and Heritage Shopping Center)

Weekly walk-in vaccination clinics every Thursday from
4:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.
No I.D. or health insurance is required.



The Annandale Parade

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 seventy year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Register early, before all spaces are taken.  Entry forms are available in the right column of this page along with the parade route and the chamber's email address for more information at info@annandalechamber.com

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.

ENTRY IS FREE
TO ALL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS...INCLUDING SCHOOLS, SCOUTS, YOUTH GROUPS, DANCERS AND
TO ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS.

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The 2022 Grand Marshal

Grand Marshal 2021

The Chamber is proud to announce that the 2021 Grand  Marshal will be the American Heritage Girls Troop from St. Michael’s Parish.  This is the first time a youth group has been named Grand Marshal.  They will be joining the ranks of more than 70 community activists and charitable leaders, first responders and elected officials who have all contributed greatly to the fabric of our community.  These young dedicated scouts and their troop leaders have shown through their significant actions that they too have woven a better quality of life into this community. 

In the midst of this pandemic when much of the news was tragic, there are uplifting stories still unwritten.  Here in Annandale a plea went out for practical aid needed by some of our most vulnerable population, the elderly. 

Eager to answer the Chamber’s call, the American Heritage Girls Troop 0894 from St. Michael’s Parish set a work project in motion to produce scores of face masks.  But, they did not stop there.  Many girls drew pictures for the residents, some drew several, putting their hearts into their work, truly wanting to spread much needed  cheer while conveying to so many quarantined elder residents that they were not forgotten. 

The joy of their community contribution was then ignited when the Troop turned their efforts toward those food deprived and delivered 209 pounds of food to the ACCA Pantry. 

The Scouts created their own flyers which were sent to troop families and posted on Nextdoor in their local neighborhood. Many responded with generous donations.

After months of seeing each other only through virtual means, the two days that some of the girls met up to deliver masks to the elderly and food to ACCA were rewarding; to chat (safely), to catch-up, and to come together to finish these work projects for their community. 

The girls really enjoyed doing the various aspects of each project, but most importantly they worked with such concern, empathy, and joy at being able to assist with the needs of the seniors and needy in their community. Though restricted by Covid-19 parameters, these girls accomplished their work through online meetings, conference calls and document sharing, curb-side pickups and social distancing. 

Troop Leader, Jermaine Perkins remarked that, “This has been a wonderful teaching experience to contribute to such necessary efforts right within our own community and especially to give back to our seniors.”

This lively band of committed young women had some amazing seamstress volunteers to help sew masks from materials these scouts prepared. Thanks go out to a couple mother-daughter teams and neighbors for their kindness and efforts: Connie P., Monica C., Kristin and Katelyn G., and Jermaine and Jade P. and to Troop Leaders Jermaine Perkins and Suzanne Bernescut. 

Appreciation and civic praise also goes out to Cub Scout Pack 1229, the local chapter of the DAR, the Girl Scout Service Unit 55-2 and many members of the Annandale Chamber of Commerce. 

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.

This seventy-one year old tradition is sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce and only gets bigger and better every year. 

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The Annandale Parade Marches to Success

The Griffin AcademyThe Annandale Parade marches through the Annandale business district to large crowds and sunshine. More than sixty local groups participate, along with a number of large & imaginative floats.

Featured prominently at the celebration are Boy Scout Troop & Cub Pack 150 who have headed the parade since the beginning of this treasured community event.  Bolivian Dance Groups, the Marching Atoms,  the Code Red Dance Team from AHS, the Stomping Eagles Step Dancing Team,  and the Route 66 PT Cruisers provided the variety that spectators have grown to anticipate.  Most importantly, many school children, scouts,  the American Heritage Girls, Civil Air Cadets,  local businesses,  including banks, medical practices, insurance agencies, community organizations, Mathnasium, driving schools,  and church groups beam with enthusiasm bringing smiles to everyone.

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