oyster festival parade
See the map page for the parade route.
The parade is led by the Grand Marshal and Captain and features the 2017 Oyster Festival Queen and Little Miss Spat and their Courts. Many businesses and civic organizations from Middlesex and surrounding counties prepare floats for the viewing pleasure of the Oyster Festival visitors. Local high school bands wow the crowds while competing for trophies in the parade competition. The Shriners bring Samira and hillbillies, 3-wheelers ,go carts and mini trucks racing around the parade delighting the crowds. A special recognition to the Shriners Norfolk Khedive Temple for over 30 years at Oyster Festival! Also, a special salute to our iconic Mr. Oyster (Underwater Explorer’s Club) for over 30 years of greeting visitors of all ages, now joined by Ms. Oyster! All units pass by the judges’ reviewing stand and awards are presented at the parade’s conclusion. A true slice of Americana, this parade is an Oyster Festival highlight not to be missed!
Best Viewing is on Marston Ave or Prince George St.