The Orange May Parade, originally called the May Festival Parade, was a fixture in the City of Orange from 1933 until its last march down Chapman Avenue in 1991. Originally, the parade marked the beginning of the Valencia orange packing season. It later evolved into a showcase of the many fine organizations that call the City of Orange home. Thousands of spectators lined the parade route to cheer on participants such as local schools, churches, businesses, and philanthropic organizations, instilling a sense of community and civic pride.
The Orange Chamber of Commerce is honored to revive the decades-old tradition for the City of Orange. The parade is a celebration of all that is unique to the City and participation in the parade presents an opportunity to further a connection with the community.