Parade Portfolio

MAJOR PARADES & EVENTS

Childen's Christmas Parade
Atlanta, Georgia
December, 1991 - 2013
An Atlanta tradition for over 30 years, Argonne provides leadership for this fun-filled, entertaining, children's holiday spectacular. This is an annual event benefiting the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital and is televised live on WSB-TV.

 

The Distinguished Clown Corps from Jim Ross, CinematixHD on Vimeo.

 

 

parade of excellence
Atlanta, GA
2004 - 2013

This annual event, presented by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., is designed to salute excellence in education throughout the state of Georgia. It also supports "Project Success", the organization's mentoring and scholarship program for Georgia's youth. The parade, down Atlanta's famed Peachtree Street, celebrates the best and the brightest of our middle and high school students. The Parade is part of the Atlanta Football Classic.

 

 

Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade
Atlanta, GA
2012-2014

The Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade has a long tradition celebrating Atlanta's Irish heritage since 1858. Argonne provides an advisory and operational role in producing the parade, one of only two parades in Atlanta to feature helium balloons.

 

 

The Celebrate Indy Arts Parade
Indianapolis, IN
2011 - 2012
Working with Drum Corps International and the Indianapolis Arts Council, Argonne is assisting in the planning and execution of this premier event celebrating the arts in Indianapolis including over drum and bugle corps and unique arts elements.

 

 

World Holiday Parades
World Holiday Parades
Santiago, Chile - 2010
Panama City, Panama - 2011
Argonne Parades provided onsite expertise for these Christmas Parades in Central and South America. Spectators were treated to a great many helium balloons, a first for a South American parade and a grand entrance for Santa.

 

 

Childrens Mecical Center parade
Dallas, TX
2010-2011
A much-loved holiday tradition in Dallas that benefits the Children's Medical Center Dallas. Argonne provides operational planning and expertise for this nationally syndicated event.

 

 

Car Caravan and Showcase
Car Caravan and Showcase
Atlanta, GA
May 8, 2010
The High Museum of Art and Midtown Alliance showcased over 50 classic cars with a parade down Peachtree Street with the organizational help of Argonne

 

 

WSB-TV SALUTE 2 AMERICA PARADE
AtlantaGeorgia
July, 1981 - 2007
America's largest Independence Day Parade is the Fourth of July tradition in Atlanta attracting mammoth crowds to downtown for a red, white and blue celebration of the nation's birthday. This parade is televised live on WSB-TV (ABC) and seen by one million viewers. The parade features giant balloons and floats as well as celebrities from ABC-TV.

 

Awards:
Southeast Tourism Society Top Twenty Events in the Southeast - 2002, 2005

 

 

International Festivals & Events Association Pinnacle Awards:

 

 

OKLAHOMA CENTENNIAL PARADE
Oklahoma City, OK
October 14, 2007
In 1907, Oklahoma began what has become a great journey as the 46th state in our great Union. This journey will also wind through the streets of Oklahoma City on Sunday, October 14, 2007 as the Oklahoma Centennial Parade echoes this legacy: Oklahoma - A Unique History...An Extraordinary Future. With floats, giant helium-filled balloons, celebrities and marching bands, The Oklahoma Centennial Parade will be an event unlike any other the state has seen.

 

Atlanta, GA
2004 - 2005
The annual parade is held in conjunction with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Football Game. It features the Bowl Game's participating University Presidents, bands, cheerleaders and mascots as well as appearances from Atlanta's professional sports organizations in addition to the many floats and balloons. The parade is broadcast live on CBS 46.

 

 

Knoxville, Tennessee
April, 1999 2002
Formerly known as the Grand Band Parade, the Dogwood Parade kicks off the annual Dogwood Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. One of the largest events in downtown Knoxville, this parade features many of the festival events and is broadcast by WBIR-TV.

 

 

Macon, Georgia
March, 1988 - 2000, 2003
Featuring Macon's bond with sister cities around the world, the parade serves as the opening for the two-week long festival. The event is a celebration of international friendship and beauty and is based on Macon's claim to be the cherry blossom capitol of the world.

 

 

Cumming, GA
December 2002
Argonne Parades was chosen to create a new tradition for the City of Cumming . Capturing the magic of the holiday season and the spirit of the community, Argonne produces a nighttime illuminated children's parade which winds it's way around the Town Square. The parade is televised by Adelphia with repeat broadcasts shown locally throughout the month of December.

 

 

KTVU-TV SAN FRANCISCO CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE
San Francisco, California
February, 1989 - 2000
Working for KTVU-TV and the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Argonne Parades coordinates and produces the illuminated night parade trough the streets of downtown San Francisco and Chinatown. The parade features colorful Chinese pageantry and is the largest and most famous lunar New Year celebrations outside of Asia. Broadcast live in English and Cantonese, the parade is also syndicated and is attended by over 500,000 street spectators.

 

 

WPXI-TV / KAUFMANN'S CELEBRATE THE SEASON HOLIDAY PARADE
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November, 1987 - 1999
Showcasing giant helium balloons, high stepping marching bands, and glittering floats, the Celebrate The Season Holiday Parade ushers in the holiday season to the city of Pittsburgh. This Yuletide event is co-sponsored by Kaufmann's Department Store, WPXI-TV, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WAMO-Radio.

 

 

LONDON'S GRAND CHRISTMAS PARADE
London, England
November, 1994 - 1996
Argonne Parades was selected to produce this "first-ever" holiday parade for the Regent Street and Oxford Street areas of London. With over one million street spectators, the parade began in London's West End and included over 2000 performers, giant balloons, bands, floats and street theatre.

 

 

NORWEST RIVER RENDEZVOUS
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1998
A magnificent night illuminated boat parade on the Mississippi River along the Saint Paul Waterfront. Thirty-eight decorated boats and barges were featured in the first annual event including three paddlewheel riverboats.

 

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FEDERAL HOLIDAY PARADE
Atlanta, Georgia
January, 1989 - 1994
Argonne Parades staged and produced this annual parade honoring the life and teachings of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, Argonne was awarded an EMMY Award for producing the nationally syndicated broadcast for Super Station TBS.

 

 

NOTABLE HISTORIC PARADES & EVENTS

UNITY WALK - UNITED INDEED
Atlanta, Georgia
September 11, 2002
The United Way organized a memorial service and candlelight walk through the streets of downtown Atlanta to honor the victims and heroes of September, 11th., including the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Argonne Parades was part of the volunteer force responsible for marshalling the elected officials and dignitaies in the Unity Walk and coordinating their presence at the service.

 

 

ATLANTA FALCONS WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION
Atlanta, Georgia
January, 1999
At the request of the Atlanta Falcon's management, this parade was staged to celebrate the Atlanta Falcon's trip to the 1999 Superbowl. All aspects of the event including design, participants, negotiations with the City of Atlanta and sponsors as well as volunteers were organized in only 10 days.

 

 

COCA-COLA CENTENNIAL PARADES
Atlanta, Georgia
May, 1986
The mammoth 100th Anniversary of Coca-Cola included four indoor illuminated parades through the Georgia World Congress Center and a massive nationally televised parade through downtown Atlanta. For the Coca-Cola Company, Argonne created 20 custom produced, self-propelled floats for the parade and outfitted more than 1,400 employees in costumes, which included a 400 member Coca-Cola Clown Corps.

 

 

"LET THE MEMORIES BEGIN" OLYMPIC ANNIVERSARY PARADE
Atlanta, Georgia
July 19, 1997
In celebration of the first anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Games, Argonne assembled a parade in celebration of the memories of the games that featured costumed performers from the opening and closing ceremonies as well as volunteers from all parts of the Games and the ACOG Leadership. The Downtown Denver Partnership was the sponsor working with the Atlanta Committee etc.

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