April Fools’ Day Parade

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April Fools' Day Parade

Year: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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Overview:

In 1986, Joey Skaggs launched his first April Fools’ Day Parade which traveled down 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Washington Square Park in New York City. This was to be the beginning of a tradition that is ongoing today. Every year floats portray the most outrageous media events and marchers emulate their favorite fools of that year. Spectators are invited to join the parade with or without costumes. At the end of the parade route, a fool of the year is selected by audience acclaim from the list of nominees.

Video from the 34th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade and 3rd Annual Trumpathon (2019):

Parade Photos (2019)

News coverage of the 33rd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade and 2nd Annual Trumpathon (2018):

China TV coverage of the 30th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade (2015):

Below are the yearly press releases sent to the media plus a sampling of the media coverage over the years.

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