First Night Parade

From Copley Square to Boston Common and Open to All

We’re thrilled to welcome back our First Night Parade that will take colorful and celebratory groups from Copley Square to Boston Common at 6:00 PM. Once the performers pass by, the public is invited to walk along to the Boston Common, where fireworks will begin at 7:00 PM.

2022 Parade Participants:
  • Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA)
  • New Magnolia Jazz Band
  • The Boston Cup
  • Hot Tamales Brass Band
  • The Puppeteers Cooperative
  • The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
  • Boston’s Trend N Motion
  • Branches Pangroove Steel Orchestra
  • New Liberty Jazz Band
  • Open Air Circus
  • Boston Windjammers
  • American Red Cross
  • JP Honk Band

If you would like to inquire about participating in the parade, please contact us via email at