Detroit Public Schools’ high-energy Back-to-School Parade and Rally are back for the third year in a row, on a new weekend day with a brand new Education and Enrollment Expo that will offer parents a one-stop opportunity to enroll in DPS and get their children ready for school. Gospel artist Vickie Winans will host the rally and serve as grand marshal for the parade, which will include Curious George passing out books along the parade route, the return of the DPS All City Marching Band and classic parade floats from The Parade Company, which produces the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Where and When:
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday August 27
The Education and Enrollment Expo will feature major school supply and backpack giveaways, free food, free immunizations, and school uniform giveaways. Sponsors include Mr. Alan’s, Office Depot, Forman Mills and Sodexo.
More about the parade
The high-stepping parade will be bigger and better this year, starting with the step-off at Grand Circus at 11 a.m. The parade will make its way down Woodward Avenue past the iconic Spirit of Detroit statue, which will be dressed for the occasion in a signature blue DPS shirt, and end up at Hart Plaza, where the rally and expo will take place.
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