Sunday Parade

Sunday Parade

Sunday October 8, 2017

12-2 PM, Parade from Davis to Harvard Square

Parades have been important an important part of the Honk! Festival since it started in 2006. Our 2016 Sunday parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square, to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes, and Feet” will include over 60 bands and community groups! Interested in joining the parade? See 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 .


2017 Parade Route

View HONK! Parade Route in a larger map

2017 Honk Parade Order

(as of 10-1-17–subject to revision)

  • Honk Parade Banners and Special Guests!
  • Forward! Marching Band
  • Alliance of Cambridge Tenants
  • Damas de Ferro
  • Associacion Carnavalesca de Massachusetts
  • Caka!ak Thunder
  • Cambridge Friends School
  • Dead Music Capital Band
  • Boston Hoohas
  • Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band
  • Boston Hoop Troop
  • Chaotic Noise Marching Corps
  • World Naked Bike Ride
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Leftist Marching Band
  • Tufts United for Immigrant Justice
  • Boston Banda de Paz
  • Mira Coalition
  • Indivisible Somerville
  • Plezi Rara
  • Midwives for Peace and Justice
  • Filthy FemCorps
  • Fast Food/Fight for $15
  • Brass Liberation Orchesra
  • If Not Now
  • Mortal Beasts and Deities
  • Hartford Hot Several
  • Cambridge Wildlife
  • Modern Peasant Brigade
  • Hungry March Band
  • Somerville Media Center
  • Mass Creative
  • What Cheer? Brigade
  • 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future
  • Expandable Brass Band
  • Maud Morgan Arts
  • Union United
  • Black Sheep Ensemble
  • Bread & Puppet Theater
  • Bread & Puppet Circus Band
  • Open Air Circus
  • Yes Ma’am Brass Band
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • Somerville High School Marching Band and Drumline
  • Mass ADAPT
  • Parts and Crafts
  • New Creations
  • Circus Up!
  • J.P. Honk Band
  • Puppeteers Cooperative
  • Dirty Water Brass Band
  • Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine
  • Tufts BEATs
  • Mothers Out Front from Somerville and Cambridge
  • Extraordinary Rendition Band
  • Tibetan Association of Boston
  • First Church Somerville Drag Gospel
  • First Church Somerville Marching Band
  • Red Bandana Brigade
  • Bikes Not Bombs
  • Rude Mechanical Orchestra
  • Somerville Open Studios
  • Party Band
  • Barbecue Co-op
  • School of Honk
  • SCUL
  • Anova Brazil
  • Wheelright’s One-Man Marching Band

Street Closings

Here is the list of street closings we have been given (be sure to check back as we get closer to the parade because they do get changed):

  • Orchard Street (then starting on Mass. Ave. in North Cambridge and heading east:)
  • Day
  • Chester
  • Milton
  • Blake
  • Beech
  • Upland Road
  • Mount Vernon
  • Arlington
  • Lancaster
  • Linnaean
  • Martin
  • Hudson
  • Shepard
  • Langdon
  • Chauncy
  • Waterhouse
  • Garden



Photo by Candice Imming