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November 14, 2019
Time Details:
Deadline is 5:00 p.m.
Athens, GA 30601
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Downtown Parade of Lights Entry Deadline

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces that entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights. This year’s parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 5. The deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019.   The parade entry fee is $40 with checks payable to “Athens-Clarke County.”  

Annually, more than 60 entries compete for such prizes as “Most Original Float,” “Best Use of Theme, “ and “Best Use of Lights”  and the best overall float receiving the “Mayor’s Award.” This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays.”

The parade begins on the corner of Hancock Avenue and Pulaski Street ending in front of City Hall for the traditional Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

The Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights is sponsored by the Leisure Services  Department and the Athens Downtown Development Authority.  

Parade information and application forms can be found at  or by contacting Melanie McElroy at 706-613-3800.