Get your lawn chairs ready!  Once again our parade will be rolling down High Street as we bring our 2024 Yankee Homecoming Festival to an end. We can’t wait to see you all lined up on High Street and don’t forget to cheer for our hard working volunteers who bring up the end of our parade.  These volunteers are just a small handful who help put on our full 9 day festival.

The parade is the last official event of Yankee Homecoming.  It begins at the intersection of Moseley Avenue and Ferry Road and follows historic High Street in Newburyport, ending State Street.  Fire engines from the area will lead off the parade followed by the YHC General Chairman, Volunteers of the Year, bands, floats, performances and more!  Once again we will be collecting money for the Jimmy Fund.  Our parade (originally known as the Jimmy Day Parade) was the first fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund.  Please help keep this tradition alive by donating during the parade.

We are still looking for more antique cars to participate in our parade.  If you would like to show off your antique car/truck please complete the form below or email [email protected]

This is a great way to promote your business/organization. Remember there is no fee for floats that represent the Yankee Homecoming theme (A Family Tradition) and/or the organization is a nonprofit. We encourage everyone to apply!

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To submit an application for participation please click your category below and fill out the information. Someone will be in touch with you shortly.   Please remember this submission does not constitute a contract with YHC until you have been confirmed by someone at YHC.

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Below is just a sampling of what you will see at this years parade!

Bands / Entertainers Floats
McGann Marching Band Marblehead Base US Submarine Veterans
Blues Brothers the Next Generation Newburyport Pride
Waltham American Legion Band Winner’s Circle Cornhole Club
Josef Nocera Entertainment Cheerletics Royalty
Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church NorthStar Contracting Group
The Portermen Link House Inc.
NH Pipes and Drums Turning Point, Inc.
Acton Minutemen Immaculate Conception School
Great American Marching Band Firehouse Center For the Arts
Aleppo Shriners Old fashion Cars Pelican Group
Chinese Lion Dancers with Band and Flag Bearer







BONS 2014