64th Annual Parade of Nations

The Norfolk NATO Festival is proud to present its 64th Annual Parade of Nations! It is the oldest continuously held parade in the region and it is the only Parade in the United States honoring NATO! The Parade of Nations will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00am in Downtown Norfolk.

Click here to view 2017 Parade of Nations Route Map

Click Here For Tattoo Band Applications

Click Here For Unit Applications

We look forward to your attendance at the Parade of Nations in Downtown Norfolk!
Parade Floats of All 28 NATO Member Nations
Visiting International Military Bands, featured in the Virginia International Tattoo
Local and visiting High School Marching Bands
Veterans Units
Community Partners

Join us at the Parade for music, color, culture and celebration of NATO!


Are you visiting the Norfolk NATO Festival with a group??
Please contact VisitNorfolk for information on reserved seating for the Parade of Nations!
Call 757-664-6620 ext. 611

Looking for the best view? Sit along Waterside drive to experience the energetic start of the Parade!
Looking for less of a crowd? Find a seat along Granby Street beside the Announcers stand, between City Hall Ave. and Brooke Ave.