Parade Announcements 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade: Cincinnati will hold the 100th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Thursday, March 28, 2019 when your Cincinnati Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates that afternoon at 4:10PM.
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 4, 2019: Parade entry forms will be made available
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2019: Deadline for completed entry forms in order to be considered for participation in the Parade.
WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2019: A complete parade roster will be posted on the Parade website.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019: 100TH Annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade begins at noon; followed by Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 4:10PM.
Be aware that we only except 170 entries (about 20 of which are Grand Marshal(s)/Honor Guards/Reds Players/Police/Fire/...).  We expect more than 300 applications for entry.  Our selection will be based on what the entry brings to the parade.  Entries are expected to be have a Reds/Baseball theme.  Professional floats & High School Marching Bands will have priority/early acceptance, but not automatic.  Significant Athletes/Musicians/other Notables will be added to the 2019 version of this page:
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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 Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the 100th 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