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Parade Photo FindlayMarketParade.com was created to provide information about one of the grandest parades in baseball and the activities that surround it. Everything begins with the announcement of the Grand Marshal of the Parade, which occurs usually in early March. The last four Grand Marshals include: George Foster, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench and Frank Robinson.

This year's 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will be Monday, March 31, with a start time of 12 noon. Parade begins at Findlay Market on Race, as usual, but will take a little different route this year, with a right on Liberty and a left on Elm down to Central Parkway and then back to Race with a right on Race (map will be posted soon). The Opening Day game will feature the Cincinnati Reds and the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals with Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter. It would be a good bet one of these two teams end up in the NL Championship Series.

Findlay Market Parade is giving away two pairs of tickets for the 2014 Cincinnati Reds Opening day game.

Photo contest, one Findlay Market Parade photo, one Reds super-fan (not necessarily a parade photo).

2014 Contest Winners

2014 Parade Photos

100 PHOTOS! 5 Galleries of 20 pictures each. Hope you enjoyed The Findlay Market Parade as much as we did. Come visit the market Tuesday through Sunday.

Gallery I

2014 Opening Day Thumbnail G1
Line up at The Market
Color Guard
Grand Marshal: Dave Concepcion
2014 Dignitary - Teddy Kremer
Mat Latos & Aroldis Chapman

2014 Gallery I Pictures

Gallery II

2014 Opening Day Thumbnail G2
Washington Park
Mr. Reds and Mr. Redlegs
Old Time Hot Rods
George Foster
High school bands

2014 Gallery II Pictures

2013 Parade Photos

100 PHOTOS! 5 Galleries of 20 pictures each. Hope you enjoyed The Findlay Market Parade as much as we did. Come visit the market Tuesday through Sunday.

Gallery I

2013 Opening Day Thumbnail G1
Grand Marshal: George Foster
Mat Latos & Bronson Arroyo
2013 Dignitary - CW3 S. Allen Hartley
2013 Dignitary - Father of LCpl Taylor B. Prazynski
Mr. Opening Day

2013 Gallery I Pictures

Gallery II

2013 Opening Day Thumbnail G2
Rosie Red
Mr. Redlegs
Old Time Hot Rods
World Trade Center Artifact
King Records

2013 Gallery II Pictures

History of Opening Day

Opening Day:

How One Game Became Cincinnati’s Baseball Holiday

By Greg Rhodes

Cincinnati Reds Team Historian

“It’s a holiday—a baseball holiday! Ain’t no other place in America got that!”
— Sparky Anderson

Opening Day 1971 in CincinnatiOpening Day, 1971, the Big Red Machine opened the season at Riverfront as the National League's defending champs before 51,000 shivering fans in 45 degree weather. The Reds lost to the Braves, 7-4.

When Sparky Anderson arrived on the scene with the Reds in 1970, Opening Day was an established holiday in Cincinnati. You can’t find it on the calendar, but make no mistake: Opening Day is baseball’s annual festival and nowhere is it celebrated like it is in the Queen City.

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