Sunday Parade (2019)

Sunday Parade

Sunday October 13, 2019

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 2019 Sunday parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square will include over 60 bands and community groups. Our theme this year is ‘We All Need a Home: Housing for All, Sanctuary for All, A Healthy Planet for All!’.

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¬†.

There will be an accessible viewing area on Sunday for the parade from noon – 2:00 at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Garden Street at Harvard Square, Cambridge. The drop off area is on Garden Street at Massachusetts Ave.


2019 Parade Route

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2019 Honk Parade Order

  • Wheelright’s One-Man Marching Band
  • Honk Parade Banners and Political Notables
  • Mayor of Cambridge
  • Boston Workers Circle
  • Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society
  • Cambridge Carnival 1
  • Fanfarra Feminina Sagrada Profana
  • Cambridge Carnival 2
  • Boston Hoop Troop
  • Bolschewistische Kurkapelle Schwarz-Rot
  • Parts and Crafts
  • School of HONK
  • 350 Mass Better Futures Project
  • Rara Bel Poze
  • Open Air Circus
  • Tufts Anthropology with Endangered Species with Lipstick
  • Brass Queens
  • Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade
  • Leftist Marching Band
  • Somerville Stands Together
  • Bread & Puppet Theater
  • Bread & Puppet Circus Band
  • Somerville Growing Center
  • Band Land Brass Band
  • Tibetan Association of Boston
  • Maud Morgan Arts
  • What Cheer? Brigade
  • Mothers Out Front from Somerville and Cambridge and North Shore
  • The Brass Balagan
  • Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine
  • Tufts BEATs
  • Fayerweather Street School
  • Hoot Pick Up Band
  • Tempest Company
  • Right Care Alliance
  • Sunrise Movement
  • Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade
  • Poor People’s Campaign
  • Rude Mechanical Orchestra
  • Barbecue Co-op
  • Mayor of Somerville
  • The Party Band
  • Associacion Carnavalesca de Massachusetts
  • Environmental Encroachment
  • Cambridge Wildlife
  • Somerville Community Land Trust
  • Dirty Water Brass Band
  • Uhuru Solidarity Movement
  • Mortal Beasts and Deities
  • Hungry March Band
  • Somerville Open Studios
  • First Church Somerville Marching Band & Drag Gospel Fest
  • Circus Up!
  • Four Kid Bike Team
  • Somerville High School Band and Drumline
  • Puppeteers Cooperative
  • Summer Street Brass Band
  • Children for Children
  • Cambridge Friends School
  • Plezi Rara
  • IMPEACH NOW Banner
  • Swingleft
  • Extraordinary Rendition Band
  • Alliance of Cambridge Tenants
  • Young Fellaz Brass Band New Orleans llc
  • Tufts United for Immigrant Justice
  • MIRA Coalition (Mass. Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition)
  • Forward! Marching Band
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • Anova Brazil

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