The 48th annual Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade commenced at 8:30 A.M. in downtown Kitchener on October 11, 2016 and ended in Waterloo.
The parade route was almost 5 km in length. Approximately 300,000 spectators lined the streets, while over 1.8 million Canadians watched on TV.
The audience greeted The Tian Guo Marching Band with enthusiastic applause and gave words of encouragement.
Three of the parade organizers said that they would invite the band back next year, since they did a great job.
“Their music is beautiful, and their costumes are bright. Very sunny!” said Samantha Appleby who came from Guelph for the event. “I like their hats too. Very cool.”
“They are very disciplined, too,” she added, noting that the band marched in place when the parade stopped moving.