About Parade the Circle

June 11, 2016, Parade at noon, Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

For 26 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt-dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment, and food, is presented by University Circle Inc.

2016 Parade the Circle
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Wade Oval
Parade at 12 noon
Parade theme: Temenos
Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rain or shine


If you have questions about Parade the Circle, please contact Community Arts at 216-707-2483 or email at commartsinfo [at] clevelandart.org.


Participate in the Parade
Create your entry on your own or at museum public workshops. The parade-only fee is $6 per person.


Leadership Training 
Free workshops in parade skills for teachers and other leaders of groups preparing parade entries begin March 10 at the parade studio.


Public Workshops
Public workshops begin May 1, 2015 and continue until the parade. Basic workshops are Fridays, 6:00–9:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Contributing sponsor