44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade

The Annual Roslindale Day Parade has delighted people from all over the Boston area for over four decades. Our 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade will take place on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 stepping off at 1:00 p.m. from Washington Street by Adams Park in Roslindale Village, proceeding up South Street, to Belgrade Avenue, to West Roxbury Parkway, to Gottwald Rotary, to Centre Street, to South Street, and ending on Robert Street at Fallon Field. Stephen Judge and the Delfino Restaurant Family will be honored as Grand Marshals. This year’s Parade will feature attractions and excitement for all ages, including the entire Shriners Tour of Duty, marching bands, dance troupes, military and veterans groups, community organizations, local businesses, classic and futuristic vehicles, elected officials and candidates, professional floats, trolley, duck boat, costumed characters for the children, and more! Following the Parade, all are invited to join us in Fallon Field from about 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for refreshments, stage performances, a steel drum band, community information tables, face painting, and lawn games.

Faces of Wake Up The Earth 2015

A parade participant gets a kiss from, a reader tells us, Rhea the Deerhound. Credit: Heather Goldin. One of the joys of Wake Up The Earth is seeing Jamaica Plain's people in all their diverse, goofy and beautiful glory. Here's a sampling of the faces we photographed during this year's parade and festival.


Photos: Egleston Square Wake Up The Earth Parade

The Wake Up The Earth Parade (Egleston Square branch) makes its way to the festival. Credit: Richard Heath

Each year, two parades make their way from opposite sides of the neighborhood to meet at Wake Up The Earth. Here are some photos from the parade that stepped off from Egleston Square.