The Wissahickon Day Parade is the oldest equine parade in the US and serves to commemorate a protest in the 1920’s, which caused the banning of motorized travel on all park roads, and gave the name to Forbidden Drive. It will take place on Sunday, April 26, rain or shine.
A horse show precedes the parade, beginning at approximately 10 a.m. at the Northwest Equestrian Facilit, 120 W. Northwestern Avenuey. At noon carriages and riders line up to make their way to Forbidden Drive, finishing up with judging at the Valley Green Inn.
There is a fee to participate in the show or parade, but there is no charge to watch.