Delta Band Festival / Christmas Parade

2021 delta band festival and christmas parade!

December 3rd starting on Carrollton Ave at 5pm

parade entry 

We are calling all floats, bands, musical and dance groups, mascots, inflatables, beauties, civic and community groups, and other entries. We are encouraging a variety of musical entries to participate alongside our high school bands. That includes caroling groups, small ensembles, party bands, drumlines, gospel groups, etc.

To submit a parade entry, fill out the form BELOW or contact the Chamber to have one sent to you. You may also stop by the Chamber and pick up a form in person. FORMS ARE DUE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26th!

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. Click HERE to download the parade route.

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. 

Fireworks will also take place this year, sponsored by the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau. Fireworks will begin at 7 p.m. between the bridges on the Yazoo River. The CVB and Chamber encourage citizens to enjoy the fireworks display responsibly from their car and with members of their own household. Designated parking will be made available. 

Parade Line Up:

The parade begins PROMPTLY at 5 p.m. We will not wait for late entries to arrive.

Lineup begins at 1 p.m. in the downtown area along Railspike Park/Johnson Street. Depending on your place in the parade, you could be anywhere in a 4 block radius. Upon arrival, check in with police at the intersection of Main and Johnson Streets, and they can assist you with your lineup spot.  All entries should be in place no later than 4:30 p.m. Keep in  mind that as the afternoon progresses, some streets will be blocked off, and traffic congestion can become VERY HEAVY in the parade lineup area.


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:
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.
Floats must not exceed a maximum height of 12’ from the ground.  A minimum of 2 adults per float is required. There can be no more than 3 motorized vehicles per entry. All entries must remain on the parade route until the parade ends. 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 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.
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