Each year, the last Saturday of April is celebrated with the annual Festival.
“We love the small-town feel and pride of the day,” said Michelle Couch, who has been involved with the festival for the last 10 years. “The city does such a great job of pulling the whole day together for the community and our families.”
With a parade that includes marching bands from the schools, Scouts, ball teams and beauty queens, it is indeed indicative of the “small town feel and pride” that is so much a part of the ’s residents and those who come to enjoy the day. The festival, held each year in k, is filled with festival foods, activities, craft booths and entertainment throughout the day.
This year, there will be more than 150 booths situated throughout the park, according to City Administrator Laura Paul-Cone.
“This includes two free giant slides and the spaceball along with the free activities for kids provided by the church booths,” Paul-Cone said.
There will be pony rides and a petting zoo that will charge a small fee. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Grand Marshals this year spotlight the principals of the schools within the Grayson Cluster representing the Grayson Cluster Schools Foundation. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and the route is down Grayson Parkway from Bennett Road to Britt Street.
“Line up starts at the library and all who plan to be in the parade must be there no later that 9:30 (a.m.) to secure a place in line,” Paul-Cone said.
The h Cross Country team is hosting the Grayson Day Road Race again this year. With prizes and awards for every age group, the Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K run begins at 8 a.m.
11:00 Jordan Moratin
11:20 David Anthony Leon
11:40 David Anthony Leon
12:00 Jordan Rager
12:20 Jordan Rager
12:40 New Born Gospel Singers
1:00 New Born Gospel Singers
1:20 Frankie Wilson
1:40 Courtney Hinesley
2:00 Changed 4 Christ
2:20 Jennifer Jones
3:40 Chois Martial Arts
For more information on the festival, parade or fun-run, please see the city’s website at www.CityOfGrayson.org