STAMFORD CT – Perfection on Wheels BMX Stunt Team, whose world famous, adrenaline-pumped performances have been wowing audiences since 1991, is set to amaze the audience attending the 25th annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular presented by the NEW Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott and the Stamford Advocate.
Founded by legendary BMX freestyle champion and BMX Hall of Famer Woody Itson, the team is made up of riders who have performed all over the world and in many cases, in the X Games. Each performance is designed to showcase spectacular, heart-pounding talent and athleticism as well as to spotlight the team’s core mission to convey life-affirming messages and lessons that resonate with young people. Perfection on Wheels takes its responsibility as positive role models just as seriously as they do the execution of wild stunts and complex tricks.
Perfection on Wheels will also be performing parts of their captivating BMX stunt act, complete with mind-boggling flips and tricks, at the Balloon Inflation Party on Saturday, November 17. This pre-parade event, hosted by Point72 and taking place from 3-6 p.m. at the intersection of Hoyt Street and Summer Street in Stamford Downtown, will allow spectators a behind-the-scenes look at the balloons as they come to life and offer music, parade talent, cartoon characters and Santa to greet and entertain spectators.
The parade, taking place on Sunday, November 18, is one of the largest of its kind in the country, with 13 giant helium balloons and more than 200,000 spectators annually. The parade is produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District. A press conference with a special photo opportunity and balloon training will be held on Thursday, November 8, 12:00 P.M. at Latham Park on Bedford Street in Stamford, at which full media kits will be provided and our special guest balloon Clifford the Big Red Dog will be available.
In addition to Clifford, this year’s parade highlights include balloons such as returning favorites Shrek, Mr. Potato Head, Paddington Bear, Peppa Pig, Bob the Builder and more. In addition to the procession's signature balloons, the streets will also be filled with fabulous floats, dance groups and 11 marching bands, including the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Band, the Fairfield County Police Pipes and Drums and high school groups from Stamford, Westhill, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Brentwood and Harrison. A favorite float, Stamford’s Teacher of the Year, returns to host this year’s recipient Camille Spaulding. Television personality Alan Kalter will return as the parade’s Master of Ceremonies at the grandstand for his 15th year.
The parade is scheduled to begin at noon on November 18 at the intersection of Summer Street at Hoyt Street and conclude on Atlantic Street, just a few short blocks from the Stamford Metro-North Railroad Station.
For photographs and more information call 203-348-5285 or to see what’s happening in Stamford Downtown, please visit www.stamford-downtown.com or follow us @BalloonParadeCT.
About Stamford Downtown Special Services District:
Stamford Downtown Special Services District is responsible for creating, managing and promoting a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.