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Matthews Alive Parade|Saturday August 30|10:30 AM

The Matthews Alive Parade is the largest Labor Day Parade in the Southeast! 

Each year the parade kicks off at 10:30 AM  Saturday morning and truly brings to life the emotion and imagery you find in a Norman Rockwell painting. This annual tradition embodies small town life, and does so in grand fashion by bringing  the community together for a fun-filled morning.

Come out and enjoy our little slice of Americana and be part of the excitement! See your old friends, make some new ones, and take in all that Matthews has to offer!

The Parade is open to neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials, commercial businesses, and others that want to participate.

The parade begins on Matthews-Mint Hill Road, at McLeod Street. It moves forward to Trade Street, turns left (at Kristophers restaurant), continues straight  through downtown Matthews on Trade Street, through the festival, and concludes at the Matthews United Methodist Church. Find a shady spot and enjoy the sights!

Our parade coordinator will instruct entries how to drop off, pick up, and navigate the detours.

WELCOME  TO OUR 2013 PARADE SPONSOR:  MORRIS-JENKINS !

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We are very excited to have them as a new partner!


Past Parade Highlights


Participate in the parade

Interested in participating in the Matthews Alive Parade? 

 

Download and complete the 2014 Parade Application!

Applications are accepted until August 1, 2014.                Spaces fill up fast, so get yours in early!

 

More Parade questions?

Contact Parade Coordinator 
email paradeinfo@matthewsalive.org