Delta Band Festival / Christmas Parade


Must See Parade

It's been said that everyone loves a parade, and Mississippi's oldest and largest Christmas Parade in Greenwood is a must-see. It is held on the second Friday after Thanksgiving each year.

Parade Features

Celebrated for more than 80 years and begun by legendary Greenwood High School Band Director, Roy Martin, the Delta Band Festival/Christmas Parade in Greenwood boasts more than 25 high school and university bands from four states, an array of themed floats, decorative vehicles, mascots, beauties, and walking and performing groups.

Route

The parade route stretches for more than two miles beginning in historic downtown Greenwood and makes its way across the Yazoo River, passing down Grand Boulevard- once named one of America's Top 10 Most Beautiful Streets by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks show over the Yazoo River. Free fun for the entire family.

Contact

For more information about this year's parade or to inquire about a parade entry, please call the Chamber at (662) 453-4152.


By submitting this form, you understand the following terms and agree to the following release:
I give permission for the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce to check my driving records and verify my insurance information prior to the Christmas Parade.
Applicant/Entrant does hereby remise, release, discharge and forever acquit the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce, and each and all of its agents, servants, insurers, privies, employees, employers, representatives, successors, assignees, affiliates, subsidiaries, attorneys and all other persons, firms or corporations who may in any manner be liable therefore (henceforth referred to as “released parties”) and each of them being the parties released from any and all actions, claims, demands and causes of action for participation in the Christmas Parade or Delta Band Festival.  In addition, the applicant/entrant has read and understands the Roy Martin Delta Band Festival/Christmas Parade rules and guidelines and will abide by those rules and guidelines.
**ALL FLOATS MUST BE IN LINE BY 2:00 PM. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE IN LINE NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN LINE UP AFTER 4:00 PM.**
Floats must not exceed a maximum height of 12’ from the ground.  A minimum of 2 adults must walk with the float, one on each side of float. There can be no more than 3 motorized vehicles per entry. All entries must complete the parade route. All entries must follow the set parade theme.  Floats will be judged on originality, use of theme, costumes, craftsmanship, community flavor and overall quality & visual impact. Nothing can be thrown to the crowd (candy, treats, etc) by any unit. No one can exit a float at the corner of Park Ave. and Grand Blvd.  All floats must continue through the intersection and proceed to Bankston Elementary School to unload passengers. You may walk to pass out candy, but it cannot be thrown from the float.
No vehicles allowed in parade unless they are official Chamber vehicles or have been approved by the parade committee. Vehicles of a personal nature or that promote advertising will not be allowed. Vehicles will be allowed to pull floats.
**ALL VEHICLES MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE PARADE ROUTE.  ONLY DRIVERS LISTED WILL BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE IN THE PARADE!!!

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