Tower Square Parade of Big Balloons - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.152 W 072° 35.442
18T E 699217 N 4663969
Quick Description: Springfield's annual post-Thanksgiving Day Parade is sponsored by the Tower Square Mall.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2011 12:49:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMD688
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving at 11 am, Springfield has its Parade of the Big Balloons. There are floats and marching bands; but the signature feature of the parade are the giant helium filled balloons. In 2011, there were eight such balloons floating down Main Street from Lyman Street, in the downtown business district, to Locust Street in the South End.

In 2011, the giant helium filled balloons were, in order of appearance:

Cat in the Hat
American Flag
Scooby Doo
Nutcraker
Snowflake Ornament
Paddington Bear
Snowman Ornament
Rudolph

Santa - riding a Springfield Firetruck arrives at the end.
How many days does the festival last?: 1

Admission Price: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

National, County, or City Festival?: City

Coordinates Location:: Tower Square Mall Entrance

Website:: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
You must visit the festival at the time of the event. You must post a picture of the festival as it is going on, or a picture of a sign or banner promoting the festival.
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