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Firefighters Parade

Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

​Come downtown to the Midway for carnival food, games and entertainment and then head over to the parade route to see the Antique Firetruck's start with the pre-parade, some trucks date back to the early 1920's!   Our local Fire Companies are in the First Division to show off their equipment.  There are celebrities, Miss Honorary Fire Company winners, bands and special units.   There are 4 Divisions with Fire and Rescue Equipment from all over the Mid Atlantic Region. The final division is the Siren Division where the Fire Companies sound their horns.  This is a wonderful community event, where friends and families gather together to Thank our Fire and Rescue teams. 
The first Torchlight and Mummers’ Parade in 1929 stepped off at 8 p.m. with each of the Winchester fire departments participating. Each firefighter carried a flaming torch. No parade was held from 1942 to 1945 during the war and 2020 due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. From this humble beginning, it is now the largest and one of the oldest annual firefighters’ parades in the world.  Watch the entire broadcast of the Firefighers' Parade, and additional footage on our Videos page! 
​Seating is available at the following locations.  All chair locations are street-level except the Queen’s stand:Handley Boulevard south side Queen’s stand between Stewart and Washington (elevated chairs)Handley Boulevard south side between Washington and Braddock (street level chairs)Handley Boulevard north side between Stewart and Washington (street level chairs)Cork Street south side between Loudoun Street and Indian Alley (street level chairs)Handley Library north side Piccadilly between Braddock and Library Lane (street level chairs)

Cost: $4 - $5

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135 North Cameron Street
Winchester, VA 22601

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