Parade Announcements 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade: Cincinnati will hold its time-honored Opening Day celebration on Monday, April 3, 2017 when your Cincinnati Reds take on the Phillies. The Findlay Market Association highlights the festivities by hosting the 98th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade.

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 2, 2017: Parade entry forms will be made available

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2017: Deadline for completed entry forms in order to be considered for participation in the Parade.

WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2017: A complete parade roster will be posted on the Parade website.

MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017: 98TH Annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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 3, 2017 at the 98th 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