Heartland Homecoming Parade
35th ANNUAL HEARTLAND HOMECOMING PARADE TAKING PLACE AUGUST 26TH
This year’s Heartland Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown Elizabethtown beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 26th. This marks the 35th year of the downtown parade.
“This parade truly has become a Heartland Homecoming for our whole county,” said Sarah Vaughn, Events Coordinator for the City of Elizabethtown. “Over 75 entries will be displayed with over 20 floats; it’s a great day to be in Elizabethtown.”
Grand Marshal’s for this year’s parade include Ralph Reese, WWII Veteran and beloved community member along with Vietnam Veterans to celebrate the incoming Wall Replica that is scheduled to be installed in 2018 at Elizabethtown’s Nature Park. Carl Swope who was named Time Magazine Dealer of the Year will also be celebrated. As always, Ft. Knox will be represented with their Color Guard first in line and the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army Brigadier General James T. Lacocca and his wife Sandy following soon after.
Some City downtown streets will close as early as 7:00 a.m. with Dixie Highway shutting down at 9:30 a.m. Please use caution when driving through the downtown area that morning. Seating for the parade may take place anywhere along the parade route which runs from the Square downtown to St. John Road.
For more information, please www.elizabethtownky.org or call 270-765-6121.