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Holliston’s 300th Anniversary Parade Steps Off May 11 at 1 p.m

The year-long Holliston 300th anniversary celebration continues on Saturday, May 11, with an anniversary parade for the ages. 

The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until approximately 3:30 p.m. with more than 80 different units participating in the 2.5 mile parade. 

Parade lineup

At press time, there were 80 units enlisted in the parade including numerous floats, marching bands, antique cars, fire trucks, cranes, animals of various kinds, as well as the following: 

Shriners cycles, mini cars, marching units and motor patrol

Concord Minutemen

Extraordinary Arts stilt performers

Great American Marching Band

Lexington Minutemen

National Lancers

Roma Band Musicians

Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Company

Pat the Patriot

Hobby Knoll Stable Clydesdales

And much, much more

Road closures

Roads will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Summer Street to Whitney Street. Vehicles should expect delays and detours. 


Spectators are encouraged to walk to the parade. Parking in public lots will be limited. Other lots and shuttles will be available. 

Parade volunteers needed

 Parade organizers need your help. In a message to the community on its planning page, the Celebrate Holliston Committee says, “It’s all hands on deck for a parade of this size. Most volunteer positions can be done on the sidelines while you watch the parade. Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help us keep everyone safe at the parade.” 

More information 

For additional and detailed information, visit Questions can be directed to parade committee members Jake LaFlamme at [email protected], Peter Barbieri at [email protected], or Bob Shore at [email protected]