Parade the Circle

Saturday, June 10, 2023
Parade kicks off at 12:00 p.m. at the north entrance of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Parade the Circle, one of Cleveland’s most impactful cultural events, is an annual art parade that fills Wade Oval with lively sounds and colors, featuring innovative costumes, giant puppets, and handmade masks created by artists, families, schools, and community groups.


Individuals, families, schools, neighborhood groups, and community organizations are all invited to participate. Create your parade entry on your own or at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s public workshops. Parade guidelines must be followed. Entry fee: $5 per child and $10 per adult.


Participants create their own costumes, masks, and giant puppets made with the assistance of staff artists. Free workshops on creating parade ensembles and getting started will be held at the Community Arts Center (CAC) in April.

In May, parade participants can purchase a workshop pass to work with artists in the parade tent (adjacent to the museum). A workshop pass (individuals $50; families $150 up to four people, $25 each additional person) entitles you to attend all workshops (Saturdays and Sundays, May 13–June 4). Workshops are open to all ages; however, children under 15 must register and attend with someone older than 15. A workshop pass includes the parade entry fee. Group rates and assistance are available.


Registration for parade entry, CAC workshops, and the parade tent workshop pass are coming soon!


More about Community Arts at the CMA

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, Roy Smith, and the Trilling Family Foundation. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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