Sunday Parade (2023)

Honk! Parade

Sunday, October 8, 2023

12 noon – 2 pm, from Davis Square to Harvard Square

Parades combining activist bands, community groups, and activist groups have been an important part of our Honk! Festival since it began in 2006. Our 2023 Honk! Parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square will include over 15 bands and 30 community groups. It starts at Herbert and Day Streets in Davis Square promptly at 12 noon, and begins to arrive at Harvard Square around 1:15. Our parade theme since the beginning has been “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes, and Feet.”

Interested in joining the parade?┬áSee our Parade Resources page for information about how to create spectacular images for the street. If you’d like to join the parade, or have other questions, contact .

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2023 Parade Route

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2023 Honk! Parade Order

(subject to change)

1 L Train Brass Band
2 Honk Parade Banners
3 Mayor of Somerville
4 Mortal Beasts and Deities
5 Young Fellaz Brass Band New Orleans
6 Fayerweather Street School
7 Gora Gora Orkestar
8 Boston Hoop Troop
9 Tufts United for Immigrant Justice
10 Brass Solidarity
11 Bread & Puppet Theater
12 Bread & Puppet Theater Band
13 Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade
14 Leftist Marching Band
15 Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine
16 Tufts BEATs
17 Food Link
18 Carnival Society of Boston
19 Good Trouble Brass Band
20 Boston Workers Circle
21 Seed & Feed Marching Abominable
22 TMB Brass
23 Tribu Cebuano
24 Extraordinary Rendition Band
25 Flutterby Faeries
26 Open Air Circus
27 Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade
28 Mothers Out Front from Somerville and Cambridge and North Shore
29 Detroit Party Marching Band
30 Hoy! Pinoy! UMass Boston (Filipino)
31 Dirty Water Brass Band
32 Somerville Community Growing Center
33 Climate Coalition of Somerville
34 Expandable Brass Band
35 Poor People’s Campaign
36 Environmental Encroachment
37 Circus Up!
38 Cambridge Montessori School
39 SCUL
40 School of Honk
41 350 MA of Greater Lowell
42 City Life/Vida Urbana
43 Rude Mechanical Orchestra
44 Somerville Stands Together
45 Brass Balagan
46 Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS)
47 J.P. Honk Band
48 La Colaborativa
49 Wheelright’s One-Man Marching Band
50 HSPAA & NaFFAA MA Dance Troupe (Filipino)
51 HONK Family Band
52 Somerville Community Land Trust
53 Musicians Action Group (MAG)
54 Save The Alewife Brook
55 Puppeteers Cooperative
56 Forward! Marching Band
57 Extinction Rebellion

Street Closings

Here is the list of streets in Somerville and Cambridge that will be closed during the parade:

  • Orchard
  • Day
  • Chester
  • Milton
  • Blake
  • Beech
  • Upland Road
  • Mount Vernon
  • Arlington
  • Lancaster
  • Linnaean
  • Martin
  • Hudson
  • Shepard
  • Langdon
  • Chauncy
  • Waterhouse
  • Garden

 

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Photo by Candice Imming