The City of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Jaycees are proud to present the Winston-Salem Centennial Parade! This uniquely designed parade will be a moving timeline that will take spectators through the past 100 years of Winston-Salem's history as a unified city.
The parade will be kicked off by a 15 minute flyover of WWII planes at 1:45 over the southern part of the city with the parade beginning at 2:00pm. The parade route will begin at the intersection of Main St. and Walnut St. in Old Salem, travel north on Main to 4th Street, where it will turn west for one block and then turn back south on Liberty St. to end at the Party in the Plaza at Corpening Plaza.
10 floats, each representing a decade have been custom designed and build by local organizations. Vehicles from each decade will be on display carrying Honored Citizens and members of the Junior League of Winston-Salem in fashions from each time period. Other highlights include a 1901 & 1923 Firetruck, Letters From Home ensemble, walking participants representing all 8 wards of the city, and much, much more!
Please join us for this once in a lifetime parade experience as we celebrate our great city!
time: 2pm, fly-over is at 1:45pm
route: Up South Main Street, left onto 3rd St., left onto Liberty, ending at Corpening Plaza
Full Parade Sponsors
Graphic Design Sponsor
VIP Area Sponsor
Parade Design Teams
1910's West End Neighbors Association
1920's Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Forsyth Technical Community College, North Carolina Governor's School, Old Salem, Piedmont International College, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Salem College, SciWorks, University of North Carolina School Of the Arts, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University
1930's Twin City Stage/ Little Theater
1940's Forsyth County Public Library, Winston-Salem, NC
1950's The Children's Home
1960's Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Forsyth Technical Community College, North Carolina Governor's School, Old Salem, Piedmont International College, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Salem College, SciWorks, University of North Carolina School Of the Arts, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University
1970's Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
1980's Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
1990's DADA- Downtown Art District Association
2000's West Salem Neighborhood
Other notable participants
Winston-Salem Junior League
Letters From Home
ECHO Storyline Bus
Guardians of the Ribbon
Ronald McDonald House
Mt. Tabor High School band
As an organization founded more than 80 years ago, the Winston-Salem Jaycees are proud to serve the City of Winston-Salem by organizing the Centennial Celebration Parade. The Winston-Salem Jaycees is a non-profit organization devoted to cultivating leaders by providing fun, innovative opportunities for individuals to develop personal, business and leadership skills through community service and organizational involvement. For more information or to join, please visit www.wsjaycees.org.
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