5/11Centennial Parade

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!

Additional info-

time: 2pm, fly-over is at 1:45pm

route: Up South Main Street, left onto 3rd St., left onto Liberty, ending at Corpening Plaza 

http://www.ws100years.com/pilotFiles/pilotPages/centennialWS/Files/centennialparaderoute1.pdf

Parade Organizers

Winston-Salem Jaycees

 

Full Parade Sponsors

Cook Medical 

The Children's Home 

Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton

Leonard Ryden Burr

Novant Health

Reynolds American

Truliant

AlphaGraphic

 

Graphic Design Sponsor

Snow Capped Creations

 

VIP Area Sponsor

Krispy Kreme
 

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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