The Orlando Citrus Bowl Parade 2018

Orlando, Florida (November 1, 2018) – Florida Citrus Sports in association with Parades R Us announces the website launch ( for the all-new Orlando Citrus Parade, which takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th in Downtown Orlando.

Tickets are now on sale for the TV Performance Zone and can be purchased through the website. The TV Performance Zone offers fantastic seats that bring viewers closer to their favorite performers, bands and floats.

The website features the most up-to-date information on parade happenings and announcements including sponsors; honorary grand marshals; signature citrus floats made of tangerines, grapefruits and oranges; celebrities; spirited high school marching bands from

across the nation, participating bowl game college marching bands; balloons; local performing groups, specialty units and other exciting performances. Upwards of 3,000 participants take part in the event.

For anyone interested in becoming a parade day volunteer, or volunteering for the float build from December 26 through December 28, the website has detailed descriptions of volunteer opportunities, such as balloon handlers (16 years of age and older), banner carriers, cast operations, float escorts, talent escorts, and many more.

The website also contains entry application forms for individuals and groups interested in participating in the parade. Submitting an entry application does not guarantee a place in the parade.

The Orlando Citrus Bowl Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Camping World Bowl and the Citrus Bowl.

This year’s parade will support Give Kids The World Village – an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida. At the Village, children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations.

Since its founding in 1986, Give Kids The World has served more than 165,000 families from all 50 states and more than 75 foreign countries. At Give Kids The World – one of the country’s top-rated charities – no child is ever turned away, and there is never any charge to visiting families.

As it makes its way through downtown Orlando, the parade will air live from 10 a.m. to noon in the Orlando market on WFTV. It will also air nationally as a one-hour syndicated show, “Florida’s Winter Celebration from Orlando,” for the months of January and February.

The parade step off time is 9:30 a.m. and the parade route begins at the corner of Orange Avenue and Robinson Street and continues south on Orange Avenue, east on Anderson Street, then north on Rosalind Avenue. The parade concludes at Rosalind Avenue and Robinson Street. The route is 1.4 miles in length and takes 90-120 minutes to complete. The parade is free to watch along the parade route. Click here for the parade route:

The parade is being produced by Parades R Us in association with JM Best Entertainment. Executive producers are John M. Best, Pamela Bolling, Michael Chapman and Jeff Revels. Producers are Sarah Griffith and Angela Bowles.

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