On behalf of the Parade Committee of the Old Shawnee Days Society, I would like to welcome you to the 56th year of the Old Shawnee Days parade on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 10:00am. The Old Shawnee Days parade is one of the largest in the State of Kansas with awards given in several categories. This year’s theme will be "A Day in Shawnee." so please be sure to keep in mind as you plan your entry. The list of award categories are: Best depiction of  “2024 Grand Marshal’s Award” (depicts best theme)  , Best float entered by a business, Best motorized, Green Machine – best use of recycled materials, Most Patriotic,  “2024 Mayor’s Award” (best overall entry), This year, the Old Shawnee Days Society will also award the “Most Unusual” entry for this year’s parade. There is no fee to enter the Old Shawnee Days parade

Pre-registration closes at 5:00pm on Monday, May 27th.

There is no fee to enter the Old Shawnee Days parade. You can register online. 

Congratulations to the 2023 Parade winners!

  • Most Patriotic: Shawnee Lodge 54
  • Best float entered by a business: Aztec Theater
  • Best Motorized: City Wide Car Club
  • Most Unusual: Toynbee House of Horrors
  • Green Machine- best use of recycled materials: TS Electric Source
  • Grand Marshal's Award (best depicts theme): Irish American Club
  • Mayor's Award (best overall entry): Beak N Wings


The Old Shawnee Days Society is now accepting nominations for a Grand Marshal in the annual Old Shawnee Days Parade. Nominees must be Shawnee residents and have made a significant contribution to the community through their work or volunteer efforts, or to the preservation of Shawnee's history.

Nominations should include the following information:

- Name, address, phone, job or profession and a summary of accomplishments of the nominee.

- Name, address and phone number of the nominating individual and their relationship to the nominee.

- In 100 words or less, why the nominee should be considered for grand marshal.

Nominations must be received by April 22nd and can be mailed to: Old Shawnee Days Society, P.O. Box 3214, Shawnee, KS 66203. Nominations also may be submitted via email