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66th Annual Parade of Nations

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 am


The Norfolk NATO Festival is proud to present its annual Parade of Nations, the longest continuously running parade in Hampton Roads and the only parade in the United States honoring NATO! Over 100 Parade Units with local and visiting high school bands, U.S. and International Military bands, and colorful floats which represent each of the 29 NATO Member Nations! Local community organization and Festival partners are also featured.

Free and Open to the Public

Parade Route Map

  • Grab your lawn chairs and come to downtown Norfolk 
  • Find a seat near the announcers stands on Waterside drive and on Granby Street so you don’t miss any of the features
  • Floats from each of the 29 NATO Member Nations
  • Visiting International bands from the Virginia International Tattoo 
  • Local and Visiting High School Marching Bands participating in the Virginia International Music Festival 

In collaboration with Performing Arts Consultants and the Virginia Arts Festival, the Norfolk NATO Festival invites high school marching bands to participate in the Virginia International Music Festival, April 25 – 28, 2019.
Participating bands will march and compete in the Parade of Nations on Saturday morning April 27!
For more information, please contact Mike at 1-800-USA-FEST or visit www.usafest.org.


Please join the Norfolk NATO Festival with your tour group!
For group seating at the Parade of Nations and tour information, please visit www.visitnorfolktoday.com


Be in the Parade

The Norfolk NATO Festival’s Parade of Nations is presented in cooperation with the Virginia International Tattoo.