Gameday Tradition:
2020 Military Bowl Virtual Parade

Due to the ongoing global health crisis, in 2020 the Military Bowl presented by Peraton put a new twist on its ever-popular Military Bowl Parade.

The Parade has become an Annapolis holiday tradition, with thousands of fans lining the streets of historic downtown on gameday morning as musical groups, civic organizations, military-themed groups and youth clubs walk the parade route to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. That was not possible in 2020 as local restrictions prohibit events with large groups and we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Instead, the Military Bowl moved the 2020 parade to a virtual platform!

The Bowl encouraged past parade participants and new groups interested in joining the fun to submit a video of up to two minutes in length. The Bowl assembled the videos into the parade, premiering online via various social media platforms. After the premier, the parade could be viewed on the Military Bowl’s YouTube page.

Parade registration is open to all; however, for-profit businesses will be asked to purchase a $250 parade sponsorship in order to participate in the parade. (These businesses will receive a $250 discount off the 2021 Military Bowl parade sponsorship.)

Parade unit videos should be fun, creative, family friendly and community-minded. The Military Bowl encourages all submissions to include one/all of the following:

  • A message of support for our nation’s service members
  • A group performance
  • A message of support for the Military Bowl and/or the Annapolis community

Videos should be shot horizontally (landscape) and can include audio. Video should be creative and personal – not an advertisement. Though not limited to this style, think of this as more along the lines of social media content than a television commercial. Have fun! Remember, the Military Bowl Parade is an event for all ages to enjoy.

In addition, virtual parade videos should be created and filmed in a way that promotes social distancing. We recommend that you use the same rules that apply when you are out in public when it comes to filming your videos. Be sure to follow all local and state regulations when filming. Social distance and wear masks if multiple people are participating or, better yet, think how you can gather your group virtually to create content.

Parade registration will end on December 14th and video submissions will be due no later than December 18. The Military Bowl will review all submissions to ensure they are in good taste and meet the Bowl’s standards. The Military Bowl reserves the right to edit videos for length and to accept or reject any video for any reason. All videos submitted become property of the Military Bowl.

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2020 Military Bowl Virtual Parade Registration

Parade registration ended on December 14th. Video submissions can be made through this link or emailed to