In its 66th year, the Junior Orange Bowl is proud to showcase the top diverse talent from South Florida in its annual parade, which will take place on Nov. 30.
Dance, cultural, arts, youth, and musical groups are welcome to show off their spirit marching in the parade in front of thousands of spectators in celebration of this year’s theme “Route 66.” Make your career debut while showcasing your talent through the beautiful streets of Downtown Coral Gables!
An application packet is available online for those who wish to participate in the parade, and can be found on the Junior Orange Bowl website at www.juniororangebowl.org/parade. The Junior Orange Bowl is looking for units to celebrate this year’s theme, as parade chair Sam Burritt explained, “We wanted a theme that would honor the parade’s 66-year history while also reflecting the wholesome, small town America feel of the parade experience. Plus, Jobie looks pretty cool driving that classic car.”
Jobie, the Junior Orange Bowl mascot, is seen driving in a classic 1957 Chevy convertible paying homage to all those who have celebrated the Junior Orange Bowl in the parade through the streets of Coral Gables.
Units will be selected based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to musicianship, talent, and overall performance ability.
Parade floats will follow the same route used in previous years — starting on Alhambra Circle and moving southward on Ponce de Leon, before turning west on Miracle Mile and heading toward Coral Gables City Hall.
The parade is free to the public, however grandstand seats and VIP ticket packages are on sale, starting as low as $10. To purchase your tickets, call the Junior Orange Bowl office at 305-662-1210.
The annual parade is the flagship event of the Junior Orange Bowl Festival Season, which consists of nearly 20 athletic, academic, and cultural youth events that are all held in South Florida.
For more information, or to volunteer for the Junior Orange Bowl, visit www.jrorangebowl.org or call 305-662-1210.