2018 Mum Parade

The Chrysanthemum (Mum) Parade was started 57 years ago. It is one of the State’s largest parades, featuring Bristol and surrounding area businesses, organizations, marching bands and units, and over 40 wonderful floats. The parade has been produced by the Greater Bristol Exchange Club for over 50 years. The Parade is funded by the City of Bristol. Come join the fun and excitement!  

For more information, please email BristolMumParade@gmail.com.


Click Link above in Blue, or go to the Mum Parade Link on the right to complete and submit an application.

New 2018 Mum Parade Route!

The new 2018 Parade Route changes were requested at a recent meeting of the Marching Band and Drum Corps Directors.  The major changes are Main Street to Riverside Avenue Extension to North Main Street.  Spectators should avoid these streets as they are the end of the performing route.  All units will disperse as they travel onto North Main Street.   

PARADE ROUTE AS OF January 19, 2018   


Starts at the top of Race Street  

– Left on West Street

–  Left on South Street

– Left on East Street

– Left on Memorial Boulevard (West Bound Lane)

–  Right on Main Street and a quick Left on Riverside Avenue Extension

–  Right on North Main Street.  The Parade will end between Riverside Avenue
and the beginning of North Main Street.  For spectators, the
parade will not continue down North Main as it did in the past.  

2018 Mum Festival Parade Route

Parade Route - 2018

All parade units will disperse on North Main Street to either side of street as far up as needed.  The Fourth Division may use either side of Riverside Avenue Extension as well  (yellow).


South Street to East Street to the West Bound Side of Memorial Boulevard.