Parade date- September 10, 2016. The Johnson County Old Settlers Parade is the largest parade in the state of Kansas. It has an average of 160 entries, including 16 area High School and Middle School bands, numerous club and organization entries and several commercial floats. The parade is attended by between 65,000 and 75,000 people.
The Parade is the kickoff to Saturday's events. After the parade you can enjoy food, fun and entertainment that is located right off the parade route.
The Parade route will be as follows; It begins at the corner of KANSAS and LOULA Streets, goes EAST to CHESTNUT then NORTH to PARK then EAST and ends at BUCHANAN Street.
Prior to the parade, beginning between 7:00am and 7:30am the side roads will be shut down to clear the area for the parade and for assembling of the entries. It is suggested that you come early, grab a great parking spot in the parking garage, located on the corner of Loula and Cherry streets, and then you can enjoy the rest of the day. *Access to the garage will be shut down by 8:00am for the Parade and then reopened immeadiately after the parade.
If you have any questions please contact Sheila Reitmeyer, Parade Chairperson, at 913-782-5551
We will start accepting entries for the 2016 parade in May.
Download and print Parade rules and application here