Each year the parade committee selects a local person that embodies the heart, spirit, and openness of the Christmas season and gives them the honor of beginning the annual celebration by blowing the whistle that begins a celebration of true joy. Full Story
Lineup information and maps are now available for download. Check under “Lineup” menu on right for details.
Parade entry applications have now been closed for the season. With less than a week from parade day we will now work on the parade lineup and maps. Please look for those to be posted by Wednesday, November 19th.
Early bird parade applications have been extended thru November 8, 2014. Application fees for a nonprofit entry will go from $35 to $75 and commercial entries will go from $100 to $200 after November 8th. No applications will be accepted after November 15, 2014.
Each year the parade committee spends countless hours sifting through nominations and suggestions for its Grand Marshal. We look for someone who has “put Owensboro on the map” in a positive way, or someone who has made a contribution to our great community. This year, we are proud to announce that our very own Diane Earle has been named Grand Marshal. Full Story
In cooperation with the city of Owensboro, this year’s parade will be smoke-free. There will be no smoking permitted along the parade route.
The first sponsorship package to sell out is the Candy Cane level. We still have 5 other packages to choose from, so pick one early to guarantee your choice. Remember there are only 62 days left before parade day! See our available sponsorship packages by going to Christmas Parade Sponsor Packages
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to appear in our 2014 Christmas Parade! The Owensboro Christmas Parade Committee and the Evansville Christmas on North Main Parade Committiee along with Working Distributors and Budweiser are pleased to announce the eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red wagon for the parade along 2nd street on Saturday, November 22nd at 4:30pm.
Owensboro’s very own Miss Teen Kentucky United States Bayli Boling and Miss Jr. Teen Kentucky United States Alexandra Watts! Both of these beautiful young ladies call Owensboro home and were recently crowned with their titles. They will travel over the course of the next year attending various events, speaking engagements, mentoring youth, and representing Owensboro well. We are very proud of them and their accomplishments. Full Story