2019 Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade
June 4, 2023
Kickoff at1:30 p.m.
Parade Route: Dixwell Ave, From Bassett Street to Lake Place
Welcome to one of the oldest Black American parades in the Northeast!
Participating in the Parade
The Deadline to Register is:
Friday, May 10, 2024
Click here to complete the 2024 Parade Application
Email Parade Application to Parade Coordinators
Click here to download the 2023 Parade Orders(Rules).
Click here to download the Lineup of Parade Participants (Subject to Change).
Click here to download the staging map
The parade lineups are subject to change due to participant cancellations and other unforeseeable factors. The parade lineup will be regularly updated, right up until parade day, so please keep an eye on the revision date, and check for the most up-to-date orders on the website - at least 1 day prior to parade.
The Legacy Lives On!
2023 Freddy Fixer Parade
Safety – Order – Excellence
May 29, 2023
A message from our Executive Board President regarding parade safety:
We would like to remind you about the importance of safety during the parade. Whether you're a participant or a spectator, let's make this event a joyful and accident-free celebration!
Crossing the Street
Please do not attempt to cross the street while the parade is traveling down the street.
Stay alert during the parade! Enjoy the festivities but keep your eyes and ears open. Watch out for floats, performers, and moving vehicles.
Keeping a Safe Distance
Remember to maintain a safe distance from parade vehicles, floats and participants. Respect barriers and boundaries set by organizers. Avoid running into the street to grab candy or souvenirs. Your safety is important to us.
Parade days can be hot and sunny. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Lost and Found
If you get separated from your group or your child, look for the nearest parade official or police officer. Teach children to recognize these individuals and instruct them to seek help if they're lost. Make sure everyone knows a meeting point in case of separation.
Respect Emergency Services
In the unlikely event of an emergency, stay calm and follow the instructions of emergency personnel. Clear a path and give them the space they need to reach those in need. Your cooperation can make a significant difference in someone's life. All marchers must move promptly to the right side of the street and halt in place until all fire apparatus, ambulances, or other emergency vehicles have passed.
No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed and/or carried along the parade route, or in the staging/assembly area by spectators and/or participants in the parade. The New Haven Police Department will enforce penalties for Disorderly Conduct and all other Alcohol-Related Violations.
We thank the CT Violence Intervention Program, Ice The Beef, and members of the community in advance for stressing the importance of having a safe, violence free event. Let's make this parade a memorable one for all the right reasons. By following these safety tips, we can ensure a fun and accident-free celebration. Together, we can create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Have a fantastic and safe time at the parade!