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Parade the Circle returns on June 8, 2024

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) 32nd annual Parade the Circle returns to University Circle on Saturday, June 8. This year’s theme, “Visions of Harmony,” invites participants and spectators to explore the beauty of unity in diversity through imaginative costumes, towering puppets, floats, and intricately crafted masks. As one of Cleveland's most beloved traditions, the day promises a celebration of art, culture, and community.

Led by acclaimed artist Héctor Castellanos Lara for the second consecutive year, Parade the Circle kicks off at noon from the museum’s north entrance. 

The day’s festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with Circle Village, presented by University Circle Inc. and the fun continues until 4:00 p.m. in Wade Oval. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in interactive activities offered by esteemed institutions such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland History Center, and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Attendees can also enjoy culinary delights from local vendors and groove to the beat of Latin City Soul Band live on stage. 

Parade the Circle, which was founded by the CMA in 1990 with a small number of artists, has since grown to become a beloved large-scale event, drawing crowds in the tens of thousands every June. Families, neighbors, community groups, churches, artists, performers—everyone is welcome to express their creativity, show their talent, and celebrate the arts at Parade the Circle. Every year, magnificent parade designs delight participants and attendees alike. 

Find out what draws people to this remarkable and unique Cleveland event. To learn more about how to participate in Parade the Circle, visit  For more information about Circle Village visit: