Check out our 2023 Parade Winners!
First Place: Jeannie Cleaning
Theme: Cat in The Hat Cleaning Machine
Second Place: Great Lakes PeaceJam
Theme: The Lorax
Check out our Parade Route here!
After its success last year, we kept it the same!
Join us Saturday, June 3rd!
11 a.m. start time in downtown Kalamazoo
Our Theme This Year is:
Kalama-Seuss: Children's stories take to the streets!
Last Year's Line up for the theme: "Where is the Zoo?"
Interested in Do-Dah-Ing Again? APPLY NOW!
About the Parade:
Do-Dah Parade started in 1984, when WKMI organizers designed the parade as a way for companies and organizations to provide unique entertainment through a parody. It was patterned after the Pasadena, California Parade called Doo Dah. The purpose remains the same – use a parody to create a laughable and satire-fun parade that will create conversation. Each year, participants are challenged to reinvigorate the meaning of “Do-Dah” (a parody based on a spoof or a satire). The parade has been part of the Kalamazoo landscape for over 35 years. It's a tradition and it is the "funniest" parade.