"We the people, in order to honor and celebrate the Constitution of the United States, form a near-perfect Marching Unit, establish Community Service, insure domestic Knowledge of the Presidents, provide for the Common Amusement, promote the general Respect, and secure the Blessings and Awards of Constitution Day Parade Judges to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City, California."
The Famous Marching Presidents ~ Who We Are
We are a unique collection of citizens who see it as their civic responsibility to portray the 44 Presidents of the United States and their first ladies in honor of Constitution Day, the signing of the document that frames this country.
On the second Sunday of September, Presidents and first ladies march hand in hand, dressed in vintage clothing, down the main street of Nevada City, Ca., accompanied by Secret Service agents and volunteers. The parade, which includes bands, civic groups and historical scenes, highlights a weekend of events throughout the town, reenactments and parties, that pay particular homage to our country’s most important declaration.
Marching since 1988, our Presidents, First Ladies, and Secret Service agents have become a dynamic part of Nevada City’ historic observances and local heritage. Around the country, Constitution Day is observed in schools and handful of towns, but nowhere is it celebrated with such, well, pomp and circumstance than in this tiny burg in the Sierra foothills.
On this website, Famous Marching Presidents and the curious can link to information about our patriotic participants, unique history, awards, media coverage and photographs, community and educational outreach, events calendar, info for new recruits, and opportunities for volunteering.