Parade Announcements 2018

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade: This year things will be a little bit different. Cincinnati will hold the 99th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Monday, April 2, 2018 when your Cincinnati Reds take on the Chicago Cubs that afternoon at 4:10PM. The Cincinnati Reds will play their Opening Day Game on Thursday, March 29.

We will once again be asking for donations to defray the costs associated with the Parade. Sincere thanks to those who have generously supported the Parade in the past to allow us to continue this great Cincinnati tradition.

Here is a schedule of what to expect:

BEGINNING JANUARY 5, 2018: Parade entry forms will be made available

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2018: Deadline for completed entry forms in order to be considered for participation in the Parade.

WEEK OF MARCH 5, 2018: A complete parade roster will be posted on the Parade website.

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018: 99TH Annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade begins at noon; followed by Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs at 4:10PM.

We have also added official Facebook and Instagram accounts to help share information.

As always, your thoughts, suggestions and input are welcome. If you have any comments contact the Parade Committee at the Opening Day Parade Hotline (513) 500-7554 or via email to

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday, April 2, 2017 at the 99th Annual Findlay Market Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade.

Sincerely, Findlay Market Parade Committee

  • Neil Luken: Opening Day Parade Chairman
  • Jeff Gibbs: Parade Chairman Co-Chairman
  • Debbie Gannaway: Co-Chairman
  • Kevin Luken: Co-Chairman