On behalf of the Parade Committee of the Old Shawnee Days Society, I would like to welcome you to the 54th annual Old Shawnee Days parade on Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at 10am. 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 “2020 Seeing the Good” so please be sure to keep in mind as you plan your entry. The list of award categories are: Best depiction of “2020 Seeing the Good”, Best float entered by a business, Best motorized, Green Machine – best use of recycled materials, Most Patriotic, “2020 Grand Marshal’s Award” (depicts best theme), “2020 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. 

You can register your entry online  and there is no fee to enter the Old Shawnee Days parade.

Pre-registration will close on Friday May 22nd, two weeks before the parade. 

Note:  The parade will start at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Nieman Road. Entries will line up as you arrive to the parade staging area. You can also register on site parade day, June 6th at 9 a.m. Volunteer staff will be in parade vests and will be there to greet you. Please check back for updated parade map.


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, volunteer efforts or to the preservation of Shawnee's history.

Nominations should include the following information:
โ— Name, address, phone, job or profession and a summary of accomplishments of the nominee.
โ— Name, address and phone number of nominating individual and their relationship to nominee.
โ— In 100 words or less, why the nominee should be considered for grand marshal.

Nominations must be received by April 17th and can be mailed to: Old Shawnee Days Society, P.O. Box 3214, Shawnee, KS 66203. Nominations also may be sent via e-mail