Opening Season Parade


Kick off the summer season with an all-new, bigger parade through the Zoo. The parade will include special appearances from some of your favorite characters! Princess characters will be available for meet-and-greets following the parade. 

The parade will kick off at Forest Passage and travel along the Zoo path, ending on the Kids Kingdom patio. Make sure to arrive early enough to snag a spot along the parade route. Included with General Zoo Admission! 

Presented by Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc.


We are looking for the Zoo’s first Grand Marshal of the Opening Season Parade, sponsored by Busy Beaver, happening on Memorial Day! This special experience allows the winner and their three guests to march or ride at the front of the Opening Season Parade. This contest is open to all members of our Armed Forces age 18 or older.

Congratulations to Robert W. who won this experience!

Monday, May 30

11:00 a.m.




Throughout the Zoo

The parade is included in your General Admission ticket!