Old Settlers Days


Sep 6, 2012 to Sep 8, 2012


 Old Settlers Days Festival features booths, carnival, crafts, food, fun, and a parade!

Parade date- September 8, 2012. The Johnson County Old Settlers Parade is the largest parade in the state of Kansas. It has an average of 160 entries, including 16 area High School and Middle School bands, numerous club and organization entries and several commercial floats. The parade is attended by between 65,000 and 75,000 people.  

The Parade is the kickoff to Saturday's events. After the parade you can enjoy food, fun and entertainment that is located right off the parade route.

The Parade route will be as follows; It begins at the corner of KANSAS and LOULA Streets, goes EAST to CHESTNUT then NORTH to PARK then EAST  and ends at BUCHANAN Street. 


Downtown Olathe
Olathe , KS

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