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America’s Birthday Parade

July 3, 10:00 am | Downtown St. Louis | Free

America’s Birthday Parade, one of the longest-running parades in the United States, will return to Downtown St. Louis on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. with a safe, family-friendly, celebratory event in honor of America’s 245th birthday.


With the theme “America the Beautiful,” this year’s parade will feature nearly two dozen floats, 14 local and national marching bands, and more than 250 dancers, as well as antique fire engines, giant helium balloons, and musical performances by Audri Bartholomew of “The Voice,” SJ McDonald of “American Idol” and the Red and Black Brass Band.


The parade is free to attend and will march west, from Broadway and Market streets at Kiener Plaza to 18th and Market streets near Union Station. It will be broadcast live on KMOV Channel 4.


America’s Birthday Parade has been working alongside the City of St. Louis in ensuring the safety of paradegoers, parade staff and participants. On July 3rd, the parade will follow the federal, state and local restrictions in place around social distancing and face masks. The week of the parade, please check americasbirthdayparade.com for the most up-to-date restrictions and safety recommendations.

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