Oldham County Day is Saturday, July 17, 2021
Join us to celebrate our 2021 Oldham County Day Grand Marshal, U.S. Army (Ret.) Master Sgt. Howard Griffin.
Grand Marshal Luncheon
12 p.m. Tuesday, July 13
John Black Community Center
Oldham County Day Parade & Festival, sponsored by Baptist Health La Grange
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Free, family fun for all ages!
Join us for the 50th annual Oldham County Day Parade & Festival hosted by the Project Guild of La Grange
Live entertainment, a parade, booths, food vendors, giveaways, arts and crafts, exhibits and more!
10 a.m. U.S. Army (Ret.) Howard E. Griffin leads the 2021 Oldham County Day Parade
Theme: “Celebrating 50 Years of Greatness”
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Festivities on the Courthouse Lawn, Main Street and indoors at The Plaza at CityPlace with more than 150 booths. Look for a festival favorite, the Living Statues, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn. Step inside CityPlace to cool down throughout the day and check out even more Oldham County Day booths. Details here: https://fb.me/e/2i40cAHcx
Food: Start the day with La Grange Rotary’s annual pancake breakfast at the La Grange Community Center. Tickets $6/adults and $3/children. Details here: https://fb.me/e/2uZ7MuDsM.
Look for many food trucks participating in Oldham County Day, plus a variety of delicious fare served at restaurants in downtown La Grange.
Live Entertainment All Day (Schedule): Don’t miss live entertainment throughout the day at The Plaza at CityPlace with performers of all ages, including patriotic music from Ladies for Liberty and performances by XALT Circus and the Bluegrass Blues Brothers featuring Elvis. Details here: https://fb.me/e/2i40cAHcx.
Look for sidewalk piano players throughout the day, including Jordan Bales at PB & J Stuff on Main Street. Details here: https://fb.me/e/1C2nSd1aZ
Additional entertainment is planned at the La Grange Railroad Museum, including the band Brothers From Different Mothers and the County Kickers dance team. Details here: https://fb.me/e/QPn4zGw2
Parade: Thousands line Jefferson Street (Ky. 146) and First Street (Ky. 53) to enjoy the Oldham County Day parade, featuring marching bands and student organizations from North Oldham High School, South Oldham High School, Oldham County High School, as well as youth representing the Oldham County Public Library, Oldham County Youth Football League, All About Kids, North Oldham Little League, Oldham County Fair Pageants and more.
New route: Our parade starts at La Grange Elementary and moves down Jefferson Street (Ky. 146).
This year, the parade will turn right on First Street (Ky. 53) at the stoplight between the Fiscal Court Building and Oldham County Courthouse. The parade will end at CityPlace on First Street. Police will briefly stop each float for participants to safely disembark and cross to Washington Street before parade vehicles disperse in the parking lot at Southeast Christian on Ky. 53.
Parking and free shuttle: You’ll find lots of free parking at La Grange Square shopping center (near Hometown Pizza) and Oldham Plaza (near Southeast Christian, Planet Fitness and Dollar Tree). Shuttle buses sponsored by Southeast Christian will run a continuous loop from La Grange Square and Oldham Plaza to courthouse square from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Restrooms: CityPlace offers accessible restrooms and accessible parking spaces. There are also temporary restrooms stationed throughout the festival.
Oldham County Day, hosted annually by the Project Guild of La Grange, is designed to celebrate community pride and create fun for all ages, a reunion for classmates and neighbors and an opportunity to meet the friendly faces behind local charities and service organizations.
Project Guild of La Grange is grateful to the La Grange Police Department, Oldham County Police, Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, City of La Grange, Oldham County Central Dispatch, Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Family YMCA, La Grange Rotary, Oldham County Jail, Oldham County History Center, La Grange Kentucky Main Street, La Grange Railroad Museum, The Oldham Era, Roundabout La Grange, Oldham Family Fun and countless others who make Oldham County Day an annual success!