The City of Rogers, along with partners The Rotary Clubs of Rogers and First National Bank NWA are excited for the upcoming Rogers Christmas parade. Applications for floats are now being accepted. The parade will follow its customary route and take place on its traditional date, the first Friday in December. It is being organized by the Rotary Clubs of Rogers and is sponsored by First National Bank NWA. The parade will take place December 1st at 6:30pm in downtown Rogers.
“Every year, the Rogers Christmas parade brings our community together in a wonderful display of tradition and holiday spirit. It's a time when our town truly shines, and we come together to celebrate the joy and togetherness that defines this special season. I couldn't be more excited to see our streets filled with the festivities again this year. I encourage everyone to join us in downtown Rogers for this cherished event. Let's make this year's parade the most memorable yet!”
- Rogers Mayor Greg Hines
The Rotary Club of Rogers and the Rotary Club of Downtown Rogers will coordinate the event that showcases the community's holiday spirit. This will include managing float entries, parade lineup, and judging. Categories for parade entries include Floats (large vehicles, trucks and trailers) and Non-Floats (including marching or walking groups, cars and bands). The parade entry fee is $35 up to 100 feet, while all school bands are free.
"The Rotary Club of Downtown Rogers is proud to be part of a time-honored tradition in Rogers and our surrounding communities! We look forward to seeing our friends and family enjoying this great event in the heart of our city during this wonderful time of year!"
- Eric Ledbetter, President – Downtown Rogers Rotary Club
Interested parties are invited to submit float entry applications now. The deadline for applications is November 17. A paper application can be picked up and submitted at Rogers City Hall 301 W. Chestnut St. An online application can be completed at rogersar.gov/parade or https://www.rogersar.gov/FormCenter/Mayors-Office-Forms-12/Rogers-Christmas-Parade-2023-Float-Entry-237.
Rogers Christmas Parade float guidelines and a downloadable application can be found here: https://www.rogersar.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28715/2023-Christmas-Parade-Application-and-Guidelines
“I am happy that the bank can partner with the City of Rogers and the Rotary clubs to support a staple event in downtown Rogers”
- Rob Husong, President – First National Bank NWA
The Rogers Christmas Parade route begins at 5th St. and Poplar St. and then leads through the heart of downtown, down 1st St. and Walnut St. Residents and visitors are welcome to enjoy the parade and vibrant holiday atmosphere of downtown Rogers at any point along the route. An attached map shows the complete route and staging area.
The City of Rogers, along with our community partners value the Rogers Christmas Parade, its traditions and its future. We look forward to seeing the community of Rogers in downtown on the first Friday of December.