Circle City Classic parade celebrates 30 years of high-flying fun

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From high-flying stunts to foot-stomping dance, the Circle City Classic Parade rivals many others nationwide.

The 30th annual parade kicked off in downtown Indianapolis Saturday morning and the long line of high-energy entertainment did not disappoint.

This is not your typical parade. The Circle City Classic Parade is the second largest performance parade in the country, more than 100 acts from around the nation putting on their best show!

And it's not just the parade participants doing the performing.

Renay Cooper isn't that old, but she's grown up with this parade.

"I just like coming because it's fun. It's like a tradition-like a tradition coming," said Cooper.

Tradition means the featured bands, Alcorn State and the Grambling Tigers, who go head to head during the game's halftime Battle of the Bands get to strut their stuff for a high kicking, hip shaking, drum pounding good time!

Dennis may be 59, but on wheels, age is just a number.

"Get to see the people from different cities. This is so exciting. I just love it," said Selina Moore, a parade watcher.

More 100,000 fans pack the streets of downtown every year from the eldest all the way down to the little ones and there's a little something for everyone.

"It's a lot of dancing and celebrating," said Anaiya Brewer, a parade watcher.

Celebrating 30 years of pageantry and history.

Eyewitness News was honored to participate in Saturday's festivities downtown.  Andrea Morehead, Steve Jefferson, Sandra Chapman and Carrie Cline waved to the packed crowds along the parade route.