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What’s It All About?

There are parades…and then there’s Northampton Neighbors’ DoozyDo Parade. Inspired by Pasadena’s Doo-Dah Parade, a zany alternative to the traditional Rose Bowl Parade, the  DoozyDo Parade is a joyful, inclusive, unconventional celebration in–and of–the City of Northampton. 


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Parade Day Details

  • When: Saturday, September 21, 2024, at 11am, rain or shine!
  • Location: Downtown Northampton, MA. The parade will begin at 33 Hawley Street and end in Pulaski Park.
  • End Time: Between 12 – 1PM

The parade features people of all ages, as well as bands, floats, antique cars, and representatives from local nonprofits and businesses—all celebrating together. Like Northampton Neighbors itself, we want everyone to feel welcome at the DoozyDo Parade, whether they are parading down the street or watching from the sidewalks. 

To watch the DoozyDo-ing from home click here:


What people have to say about DoozyDo:

This is the greatest event of the year!”
  ~ Jim Nash, Ward 3

The Doozy Do Parade on Saturday was one of the most joyous things I’ve seen downtown in forever!  …the costumes, floats and variety of participants were amazing, the weather spectacular… it was a wonderful community event.”                                                                  ∼Amy Cahillane, Executive Director, Downtown Northampton Association

“I was part of the parade this year and it was so much fun! I’ll definitely be helping out again next year.”                       
∼Ella Elliott, 24 years old, parade volunteer

 “Iris and I had a blast, thanks for inviting us.  …The DoozyDo Parade is a great event.”                                         
∼  Thomas Liimatainen drove his 1927 Model T Roadster in the parade

Northampton Neighbors’ DoozyDo Parade will:

Increase awareness about Northampton Neighbors 

Foster connections between generations and between neighbors and neighborhoods



About Northampton Neighbors
Northampton Neighbors was founded to help each other maintain independence, dignity, and joy over time as we age—and engage—in place. We provide services and support for older adults in our community as well as opportunities to connect and share through programs and events. Membership is 100% fee-free, and we welcome people of all ages. 

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