The annual German-American Steuben Parade returns to NYC on Saturday, September 17th. The first parade marched on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens in the 50s, and this year’s event marks its 65th anniversary!
New Yorkers are invited to join in the festivities celebrating German, Austrian and Swiss-American culture and traditions. The parade will feature 14 colorful floats, dance groups, marching bands, and traditional garb, otherwise known as Trachten.
Here’s everything else you need to know about the parade:
What is the German-American Steuben Parade?
The German-American Stueben Parade honors the accomplishments of German immigrants in the U.S. and NYC. It originated in 1957 as a way for German immigrants and German-Americans to uphold their homeland traditions.
When is the Parade taking place in 2022?
The German-American Steuben Parade takes place every year on the third Saturday of September. This year it’s happening on Saturday, September 17.
What time is the Parade?
The parade begins at 12pm.
What is the Parade route?
The parade marches up 5th Avenue from 68th Street to 86th Street.
Who are the Grand Marshals this year?
This year’s Grand Marshals are Axel Dittmann, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy Washington and Mayor Dirk Breuer of Hürth, Germany.
Learn more on their website here.