|Plebe Formal Parade||July 17||9:30 a.m.||Worden Field|
|Plebe Formal Parade||July 24||9:30 a.m.||Worden Field|
|Plebe Formal Parade||August 7||9:30 a.m.||Worden Field|
|Plebe Formal Parade||August 15||9:30 a.m.||Worden Field|
|Plebe Formal Parade||August 20||5:00 p.m.||Worden Field|
All of these parades are open to the public. The parade Aug. 15 is in conjunction with Plebe Parent’s Weekend, Aug. 13-16. Other Plebe Parent’s Weekend events are not open to the public.
The Aug. 20 parade is the “Turnover Parade,” where the Plebe Summer midshipman leadership turns the plebes over to the Brigade of Midshipmen leadership. This event truly marks the end of Plebe Summer.
Parades are a visual presentation of the military discipline, professionalism and teamwork necessary to succeed as a member of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and have been a part of Naval Academy training since its establishment in 1845.
The Fourth Class Regiment (plebe class) marches from Bancroft Hall to the Naval Academy parade field, Worden Field, accompanied by the Naval Academy Band and the Plebe Drum & Bugle Corps. On Worden Field the regiment performs the manual of arms, renders honors to the senior officer or civilian dignitary present, and passes in review before the official party and guests.