Giant Helium Balloon Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Advocate/Hearst Connecticut Media Group

The parade is one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats.  Fun for the whole family!  The parade is rain or shine!


Seeking Star Volunteers!
Helium Balloon Handlers – Route Marshals
Download the 2017 Volunteer Application>>>

Parade Spectacular Fun Facts

Balloons, Stars & Sponsors

Route & Free Public Parking Map

Parade Day Family-Friendly Dining

Parade Street Closings



Affordable Tents, Allied Universal Security Services, The Ashforth Company, Atlantic Station, Avon Theatre Film Center, Bank of America, Bar Rosso, Bildner Capital, The Campus and 1937 West Main, CBRE, City Carting & Recycling, County TV & Appliance of Stamford, Cross Insurance, Curtain Call, Emmett & Glander, Attorneys at Law, Empire State Realty Trust, The Ferguson Library, First County Bank, Forstone Capital, Frank Compo & Sons, GB Parking, Gibraltar Management Company, Grade A ShopRite – Cingari Family, Granite Stamford Executive Center Holdings, LLC, Highgrove Apartments, Kids in Crisis, Make-A-Wish® Connecticut & Blue Buffalo, MarLo Associates, Inc., Morgan Stanley, NBCUniversal, Nestlé Waters North America, The Palace, Point72, Purdue Pharma L.P., Rascal Flatts, Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp., Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza Company, RMS Companies, Sacred Heart University’s Stamford Graduate Center at Landmark Square, Serpe Brothers, Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, Simply Signs, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners & Hoffman Investment Partners, Stamford 375, Stamford Advocate/Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Stamford Emergency Medical Services, Stamford Police Department, Stamford Professional Firefighters Local 786, Stamford Public Schools, Stamford Volunteer Fire Departments, Stamford Youth Foundation Cheerleaders, UC Funds, United Realty, Inc., UConn Stamford.



Click Here for 2018 Marching Band/Dance Group Parade Participant Application, Deadline June 11, 2018
Application Deadline has passed for 2017 (June 12, 2017)