DPS families, alumni, supporters take part in Back-to-School Parade Wednesday, which had the MOST units of any parade to date in the City of Detroit!

Detroit Public Schools invited all families, alumni, and supporters to its Annual Back-to-School Parade Wednesday, August 22, which  had the most units of any parade to date in the City of Detroit!

All DPS schools participated in the Back-to-School Parade, presented by Internet Essentials from Comcast.

Coordinated by The Parade Company, known for the famous America’s ThanksgivingParade, the DPS Parade included more than 1,400 participants.

Among them were the DPS All-City Marching Band, alumni marchers, school step teams, parent marchers and more!

When & Where:

Step-off was 11 a.m. at Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams, downtown.


Hundreds of backpack vouchers and uniform vouchers from Forman Mills were passed out and redeemable at the All-Schools Open House on Saturday, August 25, which was held at ALL schools from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also making its first-ever appearance was the brand new life-sized “I’m In” Blue Door Mascot.

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