CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016.
Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 Sunday at Wintrust Arena, becoming the first Chicago team to win a title since the Cubs five years ago.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will introduce an alligator-themed float celebrating the state's music, food and culture at the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle Public Schools elementary school has canceled its Halloween parade, saying the event has historically marginalized students of color who don’t celebrate the holiday.
Seattle Public Schools said in an emailed statement that for at least five years, the B.F.
MADRID (AP) — Pomp, pageantry and a grand military parade marked Spain’s national day ceremonies in Madrid on Tuesday, overshadowing protests against what some see as a misguided celebration of Spanish colonial history.
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Columbus Day Parade returned to New York City on Monday after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Marching bands and floats traveled up Fifth Avenue as spectators waved green, white and red Italian flags.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing.
Speaking at the island's National Day celebrations, a rare show of Taiwanese defense capabilities in the annual parade underlined Tsai Ing-wen's promise to resist Chinese military threats.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The group behind the wave of houses decorated to look like floats during this year's pandemic-curtailed Mardi Gras is continuing the tradition in 2022 while the mayor weighs whether to allow parades during the upcoming Carnival season.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia city did not violate the constitutional rights of a Sons of Confederate Veterans group when it banned the Confederate battle flag from its annual parade honoring veterans of American wars, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan marked the 30th anniversary of its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union with a military parade Monday that involved thousands of people and featured the country's leader mounting a horse to greet the participants.
SLOAN, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Iowa boy died after being run over during a homecoming parade accident Friday.
Woodbury County Deputy William Brooks on Saturday said the boy fell off a float in Sloan, Iowa and then was run over.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city will not allow people to carry guns in the open during protests, festivals or other events that need a city permit.
The resolution passed unanimously earlier this month by the Columbia City Council also bans the open carrying of guns in city-owned buildings without written permission from the city manager, The State newspaper reported,
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd gathered Saturday in Jefferson City to celebrate the state’s bicentennial, with a World War II nurse leading the parade.
KTVO reports that Edith Harrington waved to the crowd from a military jeep, followed by about 100 entries that highlighted the history of the Show-Me state.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military search dogs and goose-stepping trainers. Health workers wearing gas masks and red hazmat suits. And a slimmed down, beaming Kim Jong Un in a cream-colored business suit.
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia on Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of its independence from Yugoslavia with a military parade in the capital Skopje and ceremonies around the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to New York City's streets this year with COVID-19 protocols including a vaccination requirement for parade volunteers, Macy's and city officials announced Wednesday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military on Tuesday was closely watching North Korea amid signs the country was preparing to hold a new military parade to showcase its growing nuclear and missile capabilities.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Pride Parade has been canceled for a second straight year because of the COVID pandemic, organizers said Wednesday.
The parade, traditionally held on the last weekend in June, was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — An annual celebration of debauchery and outrageous costumed parties in the Florida Keys is canceling its famous parade this year due to the state's surge in COVID-19 cases, but events connected to the 42-year-old festival are still being held, according to planners.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Tuesday urged closer ties between the ex-Soviet nation and NATO and the European Union in a speech marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998.
The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in the European Union.
CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — Parades for LGBT rights took place under heavy police presence Saturday at the foot of Catholic Poland’s most revered monastery in Czestochowa, in the south, and in Gdansk, on the Baltic coast.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The pandemic put the kibosh on most of Maine's bicentennial celebrations last year, but the state proved Saturday it's never too late for an old-fashioned parade.
Riding in a 3D-printed boat created at the University of Maine, Gov.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state and Vermont Legal Aid have reached a settlement over the end of a hotel voucher program for some of the homeless population during the pandemic, the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the legal services group announced Friday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, canceled last year and postponed this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled for Sept. 18, organizers said Friday.
ST. PAUL,, Minn. (AP) — The city of St. Paul will host a parade to celebrate Olympic champion Sunisa Lee, who took home the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around, as well as a silver in the team event and a bronze in the uneven bars.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor.
Festivities are planned Thursday in her hometown of Seward.
BERLIN (AP) — Around 65,000 revelers marched for LGBTQ rights at Berlin’s annual Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, more than three times as many as expected.
It was the biggest demonstration in Berlin since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People in Utah are gathering to celebrate the state's history and recognize early Mormon pioneers who trekked west in search of religious freedom.
Pioneer Day is a beloved only-in-Utah holiday every July 24 that features parades, rodeos, fireworks and more.
TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night.
Those video game songs that get stuck in your head.
An orchestral medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the parade of countries at the opening ceremony.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thousands of fans lined downtown Milwaukee streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of their beloved Bucks in a parade to celebrate the city’s first NBA championship in half a century.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to squeeze into downtown streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of the Milwaukee Bucks in a parade that celebrates the city’s first NBA championship in half a century.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The floods tragedy which left at least 31 dead in Belgium combined with the year-long COVID-19 pandemic is making for a subdued celebration of the country's national day Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Let the fashion policing begin.
The Olympics in Tokyo open Friday, when the world's athletes will march behind their flag-bearers. And when they do, the peanut gallery on what they're wearing will be open, too.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bagpipes played as an honor guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site.
PARIS (AP) — Bastille Day is back, sort of.
France celebrated its national holiday Wednesday with thousands of troops marching in a Paris parade, warplanes roaring overhead and traditional parties around the country, after last year’s events were scaled back because of virus fears.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Turns out the Stanley Cup is going to Montreal after all.
But it will return to the Tampa Bay Lightning's possession for an extended party.
After the Lightning celebrated a second consecutive championship with another signature “Champa Bay” boat parade on Monday, hockey's holy grail needed to be sent north of the border for repairs after slipping and hitting the ground during the storm.
BUHL, Idaho (AP) — A far-right extremist group whose members took part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol participated with a float in a July 3 parade in the south-central Idaho town of Buhl.
New York held a ticker-tape parade Wednesday for the health care workers and others who helped the city pull through the darkest days of COVID-19, while authorities in Missouri struggled to beat back a surge blamed on the fast-spreading delta variant and deep resistance to getting vaccinated.
NEW YORK (AP) — Essential workers who helped New York City through the COVID-19 pandemic were honored Wednesday with a parade up Broadway — nurses, doctors, first responders, teachers, bus drivers and more riding on floats through a canyon of tall buildings and falling confetti.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A motorcycle club held a holiday weekend parade to celebrate a Mississippi girl suffering from a brain tumor.
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A group of off-duty Massachusetts firefighters in a bagpipe and drum band participating in a Fourth of July parade jumped into action when the driver of a parade float went into cardiac arrest.
SLATER, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota woman was killed and three other people injured Saturday at an Independence Day parade in Iowa.
Iowa State Police said a 2007 Hyundai Sonata was parked on the street after the parade when pedestrians were in the road.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University officials say they’re planning a parade for Friday to celebrate the baseball team’s 2021 national championship.
The parade will go through downtown Starkville and culminate with an event inside Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium, school officials said.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tommy Pham homered, San Diego relievers pitched four scoreless innings and the Padres outlasted the Reds 5-4 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 11 games.
San Diego stranded a season-high 16 runners — leaving the bases loaded in the third, sixth and seventh innings — and utilized seven relievers after Craig Stammen lasted two innings.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's annual LGBTQ Pride parade was held virtually for the second year in a row Sunday due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop thousands from marching, celebrating and making their presence felt at a series of events around the city.
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, when LGBTQ people have gathered to take part in New York City’s annual Pride march, they’ve made their presence known with every color and type of clothing imaginable.
But soon, there's going to be something off-limits: police uniforms.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The 77-year-old driver who accidentally slammed his truck into fellow members of a gay chorus group, killing one and injuring two others at a Pride parade, said Monday he would hold the deceased “in my heart forever.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For 20 years, Sacramento’s Black community has organized a Juneteenth festival to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.
The celebration features a parade, talent show, food and health fair, and even a golf tournament.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.