For three decades, New York City's Annual April Fools' Day Parade has offered the public an opportunity to express, in a comical way, its outrage against the foolishness of mankind. Thousands of participants in look-alike costumes with satirical floats creatively mock the thoughtless, corrupt and selfish acts of the past year. Kicking off at noon on April 1, the parade marches down 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Washington Square Park for a huge party with games, food concessions and prizes. The event concludes with the annual crowning of the King of Fools.

Here are the press releases from all 31 parades:

31st Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2016), "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ..."

30th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2015), "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!"

29th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2014), "Everybody Must Get Stoned"

28th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2013), "Forget the Big Bang Theory, Let's Just Go Out with a Big Bang!"

27th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2012), "Occupy Washington Square Park!"

26th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2011), "If It Wasn't for Bad Luck, I'd Have No Luck At All"

25th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2010), "Up, Up and Away!"

24th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2009), "Take the Money and Run!"

23rd Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2008), "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You"

22nd Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2007), "The Circus is Coming! The Circus is Coming!"

21st Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2006), "It's not a question of if... it's a matter of when"

20th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2005), "Divided We Stand"

19th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2004), "Looking for a Miracle"

18th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2003), "Duck & Cover"

17th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2002), "Slip Sliding Closer to the Drain Hole"

16th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2001), "Burn Baby Burn: Ushering in the New Millennium"

15th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (2000), "The World Has Survived Y2K So The Show Must Go On!"

14th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1999), "Why 2K? A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"

13th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1998), "Hail to the Chief"

12th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1997), "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"

11th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1996), "Out of Step, Out of Tune, Out of Time"

10th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1995), "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there"

9th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1994), featuring the Tonya Harding Pipe Baton Twirlers on Roller Blades

8th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1993), parade cancellation notice

7th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1992), featuring the Mike Tyson "Black & Blues" band

6th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1991), featuring the famed FDIC Whistling Chorus from Washington, D.C.

5th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1990), featuring the famed Bronx Cheer Choir from South Bronx

4th Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1989), featuring the famed Yodeling Cowboys from Antonio, Texas

3rd Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1988), featuring the winning Kazoo Band from Kalamazoo, Michigan

2nd Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1987), featuring the winning Hula troop from the Merrie Monarch Festival

1st Annual April Fools' Day Parade press release (1986), featuring a 76-Trombone band, floats, banners and major hoopla

For information, contact NEW YORK APRIL FOOLS' COMMITTEE, 212-254-7878, info@joeyskaggs.com