Cookie Monster and young boy outside at Sesame Place theme park

Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade

The parade is temporarily closed.


Sesame Place is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2020 and everyone’s favorite parade will be transformed into the spectacular Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade™! The entire parade will be dressed up for the occasion including colorful balloons, sparkly cupcakes and a toe-tapping birthday song! Guests will enjoy three show-stopping performances about letters, numbers, and friendship along with energetic contemporary and classic Sesame Street tunes. The interactive birthday stop will have everyone dancing and clapping along with their favorite Sesame Street friends as they are asked to “put their party hats on and blow out the candles!” The Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade is part of our special birthday celebration so don’t miss your chance to celebrate with us in 2020!


There is a designated area for disabled guests along the parade route.  This area is on the east side (river side) of the parade route, adjacent to the Boy’s River Restroom. While this area was established to provide mobility impaired individuals and their families a place to view the parade, those with a mobility impairment may choose any other location along the parade route as well.


Show times subject to change based on special events.


Shows & Parades are subject to change without notice. Please check our park map when you arrive for show times.


To give all guests an equal opportunity to view the parade, we no longer allow the use of unattended blankets, strollers, bags or towels as a means of saving seats. All unattended items will be taken to the Welcome Center.


Note that this only applies to unattended belongings. This does not affect stroller parking areas for the theaters.

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)

IBCCES Sensory Guide™

(1=low sensory stimulation, 10 = high sensory stimulation)
  • Touch


    Standing outside in close proximity to others.

    Sesame Street characters interact with audience.

    Participants may sing and dance.

  • Taste


    Not applicable.

  • Sound


    Sesame Street characters talk and sing.

    Music playing.

    During busy times, crowd noise levels can be very high.

  • Smell


    Natural smells associated with outdoor parks.

  • Sight


    Life-size Sesame Street characters and large moving floats.

    Sesame Street characters walk, dance, sing, and interact along parade route.