Join the 95th Annual Wissahickon Day Parade & Horse Show to celebrate the history of the Forbidden Drive trail in Wissahickon Valley Park! The history of the road goes back to the 1920’s where it gets its name from people protesting for cars to stay off the road, hence “Forbidden Drive.” About 1,000 people on horses and horse-drawn carriages rode down the Wissahickon Turnpike to support keeping cars out of the park!
The event, taking place on April 24th, consists of all kinds of equestrian activities. Northwestern Stables will be hosting a horse show with English and Western riders along with carriages to really bring you back to the 1920’s. The horse show will start at 10 am at 120 Northwestern Ave.
Next, a Fancy Hat competition will take place, giving out prizes to the best hats there. The three categories for the competition include fancy, clever and funny.
After the traditional equestrian shows and hat competition around noon, horses will line up to march down Forbidden Drive.
This event is free to attend and will be an entertaining way of celebration of history! Going on its 95th year, the parade and horse show invites you to join them in this beautiful park for to have fun with all the activities offered. Located close by to Judd Builders’ community, The Reserve at Creekside, it’s a great way to get outside with family and friends!