Walnut Street Bridge And Cinco De Mayo Parade Is On Sunday

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

In a salute to Chattanooga’s increasing diversity, a 20th anniversary Cinco de Mayo parade will be held this Sunday,beginning at 2 p.m. on the North End of the Walnut Street Bridge.

Community leaders will briefly speak on the history of the bridge and its current value to the city. The parade is scheduled to include the Howard High School band under the direction of Dexter Bell. Music on the North End will be provided by the Chattanooga Folk School. Chattanooga’s progressive Bike Share program will participate, too. They will be joined by The Chattanooga Dance Project, belly dancers, skateboarders, seniors and more.

Chattanooga Firefighters will be part of this Walnut Street Bridge parade as will Neshawn Calloway and the CCA Ensemble, accompanied by J. Barry Wilde. 

Parks and Recreation will provide transportation to young members of the Hispanic community so that they may join in, too. 

Normal Park students and the FlutterByDancers will be lead by Cinnamon Smith. DOGood for a dog friendly Chattanooga members will be out in force with their pups to bring up the tail of the parade.

Festivities culminate on the South End of the Walnut Street Bridge with more music, and then move across the Holmberg Bridge to the Hunter Museum for their Free First Sunday event.

Special thanks to sponsors: City of Chattanooga, Mark Making, UTC Institute of Archeology, Performing Arts League, Chuck Cantrell and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC and Chuck Megahee.


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