Panago Grande Parade 2018
In conjunction with the City of Duncan, Municipality of North Cowichan
the annual Grande Parade takes place meandering throughout downtown Duncan
- please note the new route-
…always a treat as various business and organizations strut their stuff with invited marching bands as well.
It is this weekend that the DBIA showcases their event Downtown Duncan Day
Want to be in the 2018 Grande Parade?
** Parade Entry Deadline: Friday July 6th, 2018 **
DOWNLOAD PARADE APPLICATION HERE.
Downtown Duncan Day Tribute Band
Location: City Square Stage
Saturday July 14, 8pm
Deaf Aids - Beatles Tribute Band
An acoustic vocal Beatles Tribute band performing songs from the Beatlemania era from the Beatles 1st album Please Please Me to their 6th album Rubber Soul
Replicating the John, Paul and George vocals as on the original recordings.
The Panago Grande Parade is coming soon!
Starts at 11 AM on Saturday July 14th
Theme: "Show Your Colours"
Message from the Panago Grande Parade Coordinator...
I am looking forward to another great year of summer fun in Duncan as I enter into my 3rd year of organizing the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society’s Grande Parade. This year the parade will be on Saturday July 14th beginning at the usual 11am. We look forward to seeing everyone out there again this year either watching the parade or being in it. Make sure you are doing either one of these because you won’t want to miss all of the excitement.
A few new and exciting things this year for the parade. First, we have a theme: “Show Your Colors” and so on this morning the streets of Duncan will be filled with color. Our choice of theme is also in support of the 2018 BC Summer games which are coming to our town a week after the parade.
There will also be a bit of a route change this year, instead of going down Kenneth Street we will be turning down Ingram and going straight over the tracks instead. Farmers Market extension will move to Kenneth Street for this Saturday only along with businesses already set up there.
Another change this year is that you will notice the local Duncan Panago joined our team with the sponsoring of the parade and so the parade will now be called the Panago Grande Parade.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the parade again this year. If you are a spectator or a participant let’s “Show Your Colors”.
Panago Grande Parade Coordinator
Also happening on July 14th...
Downtown Duncan Day!
Downtown Duncan Day will take over the streets of downtown for the 39th annual community celebration with free rides, games, music, vendors, Grande Parade, and more. Grab the entire family and head downtown for one jam-packed day of fun!
All of these scheduled musical events are designed to bring community together to celebrate our diverse local / Canadian and international music scenes, to give the opportunity to meet our neighbours, share a common experience and hopefully be able to now greet each other with a friendly smile on any future happen chance connections we are proving that downtown Duncan and the Cowichan Valley is... ‘a rather fun place to be’.