Orlando Citrus Parade ending after 39 years

in Orlando News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Citrus Parade is ending its run after 39 years, according to the parade’s organizer.

Traditionally held downtown before New Year’s Day, the parade began in 1980 featuring marching bands from high schools nationwide and celebrated bowl games at what is now Camping World Stadium.

In a statement, parade organizer Florida Citrus Sports said the decision to discontinue staging the event was made “with a heavy heart.”