Overland Park Fall Festival Parade

Join us for the most popular event in Downtown Overland Park, the annual Fall Festival and Parade, on Saturday, September 29! The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and will feature high school bands, scout groups, local businesses, classic cars, dance troupes and so much more.

Interested in walking in this year's parade? Click here to apply online!

Stick around after the parade for the Overland Park Farmers Market until 1:00 p.m., and the Overland Park Fall Fest featuring live music, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, children's activities and entertainment!

To help cover the costs for police, street closures, city permits and other parade expenses, the 2018 entry fee will be $25 (exceptions apply for non-profits and school groups). This nominal fee will help us ensure that we can continue to provide a safe, high-quality parade. Thank you for your support and understanding.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Candy, prizes, promotional items, etc., may not be thrown from the parade float and/or vehicle, but may be handed out by walkers accomapny the parade entry. Approach the onlookers to ensure they do not need to enter the roadway to retrieve items. No liquids may be sprayed at the crowd.
  2. You may distribute items while on the parade route, but not at the Overland Park Farmers' Market or the Fall Festival arts & craft show. Please take any remaining items and trash with you when you leave.
  3. All entries must be covered by their own adequate insurance and each float/vehicle driver must be the holder of a valid driver's license. Vehicle operators are solely responsible for the safe operation of their vehicle.
  4. Floats/vehicles should be constructed in dimensions that do not interfere with traffic-control devices, roadway lighting, private property, etc. Each participating parade group must be responsible not only for their own safety, but also for the safety of the public audience around them.
  5. No fire is allowed.
  6. Participants should not stop unless the entire parade has stopped.
  7. Texting or otherwise using a cell phone while driving in the parade is strictly prohibited.
  8. Participants may not solicit attendees to enter the parade route for any reason.
  9. Alcoholic beverages and smoking paraphernalia may not be consumed along the parade route or in the staging areas.
  10. Participants with horses or other animals are responsible for performing immediate excrement removal.
  11. All signage, music and components of the entry must be appropriate for an audience of all ages. Material that is offensive or discriminatory to any race, religion, sex, national origin, age or sexual orientation is prohibited.
  12. Floats that are unsafe or inappropriate will be removed from the parade without a refund.
  13. All participants must follow directions from authorized parade and law enforcement officials, including all uniformed public safety personnel and anyone identifiable as a parade official. Immediately bring to the attention of a parade official any unsafe or troublesome conditions along the parade route.
  14. Failure to abide by the rules can and will result in your entry's immediate removel from the parade.
  15. Light rain and/or high temperatures will not cancel the parade. Lightning, hail and/or other extreme weather may cause the parade to be canceled; if this occurs, the parade will not be rescheduled and the cancelation will be communicated via email and social media at the earliest opportunity.