The City of Winter Park will host the 15th Cheez-It Bowl Parade of Bands, featuring school bands from Florida State University and the University of Oklahoma, on Thursday, December 29, at 11 a.m. 

As a prelude to the Cheez-It Bowl game at 5:30 p.m. in Camping World Stadium, school bands, cheerleaders, and mascots will march through downtown Winter Park and perform a “Bandtastic Game Day Preview” in Central Park.

The parade will start at the intersection of Park and Lyman avenues, heading north on Park Avenue through downtown Winter Park. After turning west onto Garfield Avenue, they will proceed into Central Park where they will all perform.

During the parade, the following roads will be closed to thru traffic:

  • 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Park Avenue between Comstock and Canton avenues and Morse Boulevard between Park and New York avenues.
  •  9:30 to 11 a.m. Interlachen Avenue between Fairbanks and New England avenues (bus staging area) and Lyman Avenue between Knowles and Interlachen avenues (band staging area).

Brendan O'Connor

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