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  • Sat, Apr 28, 10:00am
  • Open Air Events
  • Downtown Norfolk

Sat, Apr 28, 10:00am

65th Annual Parade of Nations
Virginia Arts Festival

The Norfolk NATO Festival is proud to present its annual Parade of Nations, the longest continuously running parade in Hampton Roads and the only parade in the United States honoring NATO! Over 100 Parade Units with local and visiting high school bands, U.S. and International Military bands, and colorful floats which represent each of the 29 NATO Member Nations! Local community organization and Festival partners are also featured.

Free and Open to the Public

Parade Route Map

  • Grab your lawn chairs and come to downtown Norfolk 
  • Find a seat near the announcers stands on Waterside Drive and on Granby Street so you don’t miss any of the features
  • Floats from each of the 29 NATO Member Nations
  • Visiting International bands from the Virginia International Tattoo 
  • Local and Visiting High School Marching Bands participating in the Virginia International Music Festival 

The Norfolk NATO Festival’s Parade of Nations is presented in cooperation with the Virginia International Tattoo. 

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