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December 6, 2019 - 7pm, Downtown Harrisonburg

The 2019 parade theme is Home for the Holidays.

Parade will go South on Main Street starting at the Rockingham County Office Buildings.

The parade begins at 7:00pm at the Rockingham County Office Building on Gay St and ends at City Hall.  

For the best view of the parade, spectators are encouraged to watch the parade along Main Street from Gay Street to City Hall.

*Bands and walking groups will end at City Hall.  Floats and vehicles will loop around to Grattan Street.   


PDF[] Holiday Parade Entry Form *Parade entry registration is full and no more entries will be accepted for the 2019 parade. We hope to have you next year!

PDF[93KB] Holiday Parade Rules and Regulations

Please Note: Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation staff have decided to remove the judging component from the parade to better provide an event that promotes gathering together as a community and celebrating the holiday season.

For more information contact Scott Erickson at 540-433-2474 or Scott.Erickson@harrisonburgva.gov

Schedule of Events:

The parade begins at 7:00pm at the Rockingham County Office Building on Gay St and ends at City Hall.

Following the Parade
There will be a tree lighting ceremony in Court Square, followed by a holiday concert performed by the JMU Marching Royal Dukes.

Street Closures: Both lanes of Main Street, from Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to Gay Street, will be closed along with Court Square and Gay Street, from Mason Street to Noll Drive. These specific streets will be closed from 5:00pm until approximately 11:00pm.

Newman Avenue parking lot will be reserved for handicap parking only.



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