Updated: December 8, 2016

Small Town Parades for Free Entertainment

Do you hear it? The parade is coming down your favorite main street!

Small Town Parades

Living south of Nashville, TN, we’ve experienced very endearing small town parades. Showcasing marching bands, small children on bicycles, veterans, high school groups, cool cars, and wacky floats, it’s always a family-oriented and FREE form of entertainment.

July 4th Parade

Local high school performs in 4th of July parade

Typically featured on national holidays, small town parades can be part of your family’s celebration. Make it a tradition to perform in or watch one of these festive processions.

Parade Float

Pirates of the Caribbean Float

What makes a small town parade extra nice? Well down here, it’s the southern politeness that makes waiting for a parade actually fun. No bumping, squeezing, or last minute tall people pushing their way in front of you.

Plus, you’ll certainly see someone you know marching past. You’ll be close enough to thank a veteran, cheer on a scout, or root for your favorite high school team or band.

Veterans Parade

Veterans in Franklin, TN parade

One of our favorite local parades is found during the Christmas holiday season in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.

Local Parades Coming Up

Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade; Fairview Christmas Parade: December 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Gallatin Christmas Parade: December 10th, 2016 at 12PM

Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade: December 10, 2016 at 2 PM

Murfreesboro Christmas Parade: December 11 at 2PM

Do you have a favorite local parade or has someone in your family marched in a parade recently? We want to hear from you!

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Kimberly shared her passion for Disney when she was selected for the inaugural Walt Disney World Moms Panel and then as the first Disney Cruise Line panelist (now known as planDisney). As a Disney Mom, she helped countless families plan their own dream-filled journeys. Blending her love for research, travel, and writing, Kim has been an editor for Disney Food Blog for over 10 years. At The Castle Concierge, she blogs about travel and celebrating life's milestones.

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