Gateway offers countless parades and other performance opportunities for marching bands. We are the exclusive tour company for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, Waikiki Holiday Parade, and Rome New Year’s Parade and we’d love to welcome your band. You will find a listing of other events at the bottom of this page.
Our 30 years of group music travel experience helps to make us the best tour company for marching band trips. Let us take care of the planning while you focus on the music!
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an ideal performance event and not just for bands! We are searching for talent: marching bands, choirs, dance and cheer groups. Let’s see you on the famed red carpet!
Nothing compares to celebrating this quintessential Irish holiday in Ireland. Imagine marching through the center of Dublin, performing for the hundreds of thousands of joyous people along the parade route!
A modern day miracle occurs each year as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration when the Chicago River turns an incredible shade of shamrock green. The parade is the centerpiece of the city’s unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Marching Bands from the mainland and local schools always bring extraordinary energy to Waikiki! The Waikiki Holiday Parade is FUN, but foremost we honor Pearl Harbor Survivors, service bands, military troops, and veterans by commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Philadelphia Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest in the country and a true Philly tradition. The city streets make way for massive floats and giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands and more!
The Rome New Year’s Parade is a European-style parade that proceeds along the grand Via della Conciliazione and culminates in St. Peter’s Square. In keeping with the Italian tradition, enthusiastic spectators fall into step alongside bands, showing their appreciation with whistles and waves.
Ring in the New Year marching your way through Pasadena alongside magical floats, high-stepping equestrian units and other spirited marching bands in the Nationally Televised 2023 Rose Parade.
(Three Kings Parade)
This evening parade caps off the Christmas season with a celebration you have to see to believe. Every year on the eve of Epiphany, approximately two million spectators line the two-mile parade route through central Madrid from Nuevos Ministerios to City Hall at Plaza de la Cibeles.
Performance options begin with the anniversary of D-Day on June 6 and continue throughout the region of Normandy to coincide with various liberation dates.
Select nights November – January!
*Date is estimated until the date of the Fiesta Bowl football game is confirmed.
The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is America’s oldest and proudest Irish tradition, marching for the first time more than 250 years ago, on March 17, 1762 – fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence.
Hundreds of musicians take part in Ireland’s only international band competition that features a world class judging panel and attracts thousands of spectators to the streets of the Treaty City as part of the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival. This is a great event to pair with the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade.