The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade is back this year, but with one major change – floats will be static displays and spectators will be the ones moving along the parade route. The parade is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. on November 20.
The Parade Association made the announcement Friday morning.
“As we continue to live with the reality of COVID-19, we have learned and explored many ideas on how to keep spectators and participants as safe as possible,” the announcement reads. “This year our parade will be a little different. We will celebrate the 2021 parade as an inverted parade – with floats as static displays and spectators moving west to east on the parade route. We will encourage family groups to walk the parade route together, socializing with other groups and masquerading if it’s convenient for you. “
More details are expected in the coming weeks, such as how the local bands will be involved.
A representative of the association said in the comments to his Facebook post that “We will be reaching out to the group directors to try to come up with a plan. Our local groups are adding so much to the parade!
They were also keen to point out that the parade is not hosted by the Town of Owensboro, which recently canceled the annual Trail of Treats Halloween event.
The Christmas parade is organized by a group of volunteers. Each entity had to make its own decision as to whether or how to approach these events.