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Fire truck parade this Saturday in downtown Raleigh

Posted June 14, 2012
Updated June 15, 2012

I mentioned this parade in my Father's Day weekend activities post a few weeks ago, but I wanted to call it out again because I know it will be a major attraction for many of us with little ones this weekend.

The Raleigh Fire Department is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday with a day of special activities starting with a Fire Truck Parade at 10 a.m. The line-up includes modern and antique equipment, pipe bands, current firefighters and Raleigh Fire Department retirees.

The parade starts on Hillsborough Street at St. Mary's Street and goes east to the State Capitol. It turns south at Salisbury Street, left on Morgan and right onto Fayetteville Street. It ends at Lenoir Street.

After the parade, you'll find more activities just north of the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts. They include a kid's zone with activities and displays, fire equipment on display, firefighter challenges and a huge birthday cake.

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  • eri815 Jun 16, 2012

    Thank you WRAL for letting us know about this--it was definitely a fun-filled day!

    All of the fire fighters were wonderful and so friendly--kept the kids smiling! During the parade they were waving and calling out to the kids along the route, they let the kids explore the fire trucks, at the activities they taught valuable lessons about smoke detectors and safety and had fun in bucket brigades, and welcomed questions from the kids even even while spending time with their families. I thoroughly enjoyed watching my little dude's eyes light up at the fire trucks and fire men today. He's definitely going to sleep well tonight!


  • Nicole Rose Jun 16, 2012

    Thank you to the Raleigh Fire Department for 100 years of service!