The parade was started for the Class of 2020 who, because of the pandemic had all of their graduation celebrations cancelled, including their proms and diploma presentation ceremonies. That first year, we had almost 500 vehicles (757 people ) registered and an estimated 2,250 spectators lining the streets of Rossmoor to celebrate their accomplishment.
The neighborhood and the students loved the event. The Class of 2021 asked us to put it on for them too, even though most of the distancing restrictions were no longer in place. They just loved the idea of a parade through the tree lined streets of Rossmoor.
On Saturday, June 3rd, we will begin lining up the parade vehicles at 9:30, with the program beginning at 11:00.
The first vehicles should arrive at Rush Park for the Rossmoor Family Festival for music, food, fun, yearbook signing, and whatever else gets planned for the event (there are some surprises we are just not going to share this early).
This promises to be a great day to celebrate the Class of 2023!
Pick Your Seats
The Parade Route is nearly 5 miles long and is almost entirely within the streets of Rossmoor.
This unique annual event allows our entire neighborhood a chance to come out and celebrate our graduating seniors.
The best vantage points for this year’s parade (see map) will be around any of the four elementary schools or along Hedwig and Pemberton at Rossmoor Park. These areas provide easy access to the street and a lot of street frontage so you can see the 250+ vehicles as they ride by.
Truthfully, any corner along Foster works well too. Just be kind to the resident’s yards and please don’t leave a mess.
It will be another fun celebration that our graduates have earned well.