The Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade commemorate the hearty history of the once primarily farming community of Arvada, Colorado. It is the second longest continuously running festival in Colorado. Beginning in October, 1925 to celebrate the completion of the first concrete road between Arvada and Denver, this community tradition has been overseen by Arvada citizens, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and the Arvada Jaycees. Today, a variety of Arvada citizens and neighbors produce and host this cultural and historic celebration of Arvada, with the oversight of the Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation's 501 (c) 3 status. Our Festival and Parade stands out from the rest due to our commitment to value for families, old time festival traditions, and an emphasis on free or affordable activities for all.
I love a parade, the tramping of feet, I love every beat I hear of a drum.
Grand Marshall and 2012 Olympian, American Female Wrestler Kelsey Campbell!
I love a parade, when I hear a band I just want to stand and cheer as they come.
That rat-a tat-tat, the blare of a horn.That rat-a-tat-tat, a bright uniform;
I thrill at the skill of everything military.
I love a parade, a handful of vets,
A line of cadets or any brigade,
For I love a parade.
Harvest Festival History!
Very "good" sports from the Colorado Avalanche, the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Mammoth . . . .
Very "good" sports - Bernie, Rocky and Wooly!
Composer Harold Arlen.