Youth Day is free to attend. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.
Youth Day has been a long-standing tradition in Roswell that began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city. In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as "Roswell Youth Day" and each year the tradition grows stronger within the community.
The Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade begins at 10:00 AM sharp. This year's theme is "Love Your Parks."
Parade start and line-up area is in front of Roswell First Baptist Church on Mimosa Boulevard.
For parade participants, parking and drop-off will be available at the parking lots behind the First Baptist Church.
Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water, hat, sunscreen and bag for candy collecting!
Roswell Area Park will close to traffic at 9:45 AM and will not reopen until parade is over.
Roads will close no later than 9:45 AM. Roads will open as the parade completely clears a road.
Lots of kids make cute ways for the parade particitpants to toss them candy. Make sure each child has a big bag to hold all their candy.
After the parade
The Roswell Cultural Arts Center will host Art Block, a celebration of Arts and Humanities with live entertainment, arts and crafts for the whole family. Find out how to become an Art Block Community Partner at eventeny.com.
Stroll over to Food Truck alley to grab some bites from local food trucks directly located across the bridge at City Hall. These are at your exspense.
Cereal and Cream
King of Pops
The Patty Wagon
Mrs. Rosa's Latin Kitchen
Fair on Wheels
Walk with your family and friends to Smith Plantation to enjoy a petting zoo, fall crafts, and face painting.
The City will also host Touch-a-Truck, an opportunity where kids can get up close and explore many big trucks and equipment that fascinate and delight those young at heart.
**Most information from https://www.roswellgov.com/government/departments/recreation-parks-historic-cultural-affairs/news-events/youth-day-celebration