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Findlay Market Opening Day Parade Route and Events
Map of 2015 Parade Route
This year's route will be the same as last year, with the Parade starting at Findlay Market on Race Street as it normally does. It will go straight down Race, and then take a right on Liberty and then a left Elm down to Central Parkway. It will then go back to Race and then proceed to 5th.
2015 Parade Route (PDF)
Washington Park - Starting at 11:00am: beverage sales, fun games and live music - More information coming soon.
Fountain Square - The celebration continues throughout the day with concessions and watching the game on the 30.5' high by 42.5' wide big screen.
WORLD RENOWNED BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES TO APPEAR IN THE FINDLAY MARKET PARADE
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make an appearance in the area on April 6, 2015.
The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon. On April 6, the “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will participate in the Findlay Market Parade. The Parade begins at 12 pm.
The Clydesdales’ appearance in Cincinnati is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches. Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800’s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show.
Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.
A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.
Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.
The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo. They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.
We will be adding information about events at Washington Park and Fountain Square.