Beaches Easter Parade turns into drive-thru for 2021

The 55th annual event goes contactless this year with a COVID-safe parade adaptation

Beaches Easter Day Parade
For the second year, due to COVID-10 there will be no parade along Queen Street East this Easter weekend.  Beaches Easter Parade/Facebook

For the second year in a row, there will be no need to set those alarms to get up early and find the perfect spot to watch the Beaches Easter Parade.

Queen Street East will once again be missing the excited crowds, colourful floats, and loud marching bands that have travelled the strip each Easter weekend since 1967.

This Saturday, the longest-running Easter parade in Canada will be transformed into a “reverse drive-thru night parade.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, organizers decided to create an Easter drive-thru experience in the Eglinton GO station parking lot.

With one ticket, families can drive the Beaches Easter Parade route past stationary themed displays, a physically distanced petting zoo, live bands, and more.

Open on April 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., the one-kilometre parade is estimated to take about 15 minutes to drive along with stops at each display.

The entire event is contactless, so get your tickets in advance here.

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Posted: Apr 1 2021 9:30 am
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