2021 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE
The Strawberry Festival's Grand Parade is a sight to behold each year! It truly brings our town together, with thousands of people from all around Lebanon lining the street--or making their way down Man Street in cars and floats--all to celebrate pride in their community! The Grand Parade is a showcase of the many organizations, groups, and people that make our beloved town such a success! Ours is a traditional parade, dating back to our Festival's start in 1909, and hosts around 130 entries each year. From start to finish, spectators can expect around 2 hours worth of a wide range of entries with everything from dance groups, walking groups, bands, large floats, motorcycles, and everything in between! We see such diversity every year with our entries, but the theme of groups going back to their roots to celebrate what "Strawberry Festival" means to them remains the same! It is fun and entertaining to see everyone's love of Strawberry Festival portrayed with their efforts to tie in each year's unique Strawberry theme. We hope you can join us for Saturday of Festival, whether it's in your favorite shaded spot along Main st, or in one of the many entries in the Parade itself! Come claim your spot early, you won't want to miss it!
We invite you to Participate!
Being in the Strawberry Festival Grand Parade is a great way to showcase your business, organization, or cause--or just a fun way to celebrate your community! You can make a float, or decorate a car (or horse!), or just have a good time just walking! No experience is necessary, so if you're a parade vet or a rookie, considering being a part of our Grand Parade! More information is provided in our "Entry Form", and if you have any questions, please contact our Grand Parade team.
If you would like to participate in the Grand Parade, but don't have a group or organization that you're a part of, or just don't want to put together a float, consider serving as a volunteer! Our Grand Parade team is always looking for passionate and organized volunteers to help coordinate the staging of all our entries, judging each category, and helping direct floats to the parade route! For more information about the Grand Parade, or to find out more about helping out with the event, contact our Grand Parade team at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARADE ROUTE: Starting at the intersection of Main St and Market St towards the South end of town and running North on Main St for 2.5 miles to the intersection of Main St and Rose St toward the North end of town. The parade route is limited to the West two lanes of Main St until the Parade reaches the "Y" with Park St, when it begins to take up the whole road. For best viewing, be on the West side of Main St from Market to the "Y" , or on either side of Main St from the 'Y" until Rose St.