The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade is scheduled to return on Saturday, November 18, with the theme “The Gift of Christmas.”
While the city helps with some aspects of the parade, the event is actually put on by the nonprofit Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association. The Association has a board and utilizes volunteers to host the parade. The association made announced this year’s parade date Monday via Facebook.
The parade returned to its traditional format in 2022 after a 2-year hiatus. After the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, parade officials decided it would be the safest option to cancel the event and hoped things would be better the next year. With the pandemic still ongoing in November 2021, officials decided to try a “static” version of the parade — where floats and performing groups would stand still while community members would walk by. However, that option was ultimately canceled due to a lack of excitement and engagement with the idea.
A group of volunteers put together “The People’s Christmas Parade” in 2021 in the absence of the traditional parade.
More information about the float registration process and volunteering will be announced later this year. To keep up with the board’s plans for the event, follow the organization’s Facebook Page.