Monday, September 1st
Downtown Omaha at 10:00 AM
The Septemberfest parade starts at 16th and Cass Streets, travels south on 16th
Street to Capitol Avenue, continues east on Capitol to 10th Street and concludes by
proceeding north on 10th Street to Webster Street. The two hour parade goes on rain
or shine. There will be flag carrying honor guards,
marching bands, Labor Unions, businesses, floats, animals, horses, clowns and roaming artists.
More than 100 units will participate with approximately 3000 people. There will be six gigantic
ballons at the same quality and scale as the Macy's parade. Dozens of labor volunteers arrive at 6 a.m. to
fill the ballons and guide the balloons along parade route. These gigantic balloons require about 38,000
cubic feet of helium.
Omaha Musicians Association Concert Band
For the 9th year in a row a Concert Band provided by the Omaha Musicians Association
and consisting of a mix of players from freelance to symphony musicians will perform a free
concert of Patriotic and Pops selections for the crowds gathering at the parade.
This all volunteer band provides great family entertainment for the pre-parade crowd,
said Dan Cerveny, Secretary-Treasurer of the Omaha Musicians Association. It is a super way for our
member musicians to give something back to the community.
The concert band, organized by Mr. Dik Weiner and under the direction of Steve Dygert, will be located along
the parade route near 13th & Capitol Avenue. The concert will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 6th, 2010.