Christmas ParadeOn the second Saturday of December, beautifully decorated floats and entries make their way down historic Third Street in Leesville for the Chamber Christmas Parade. An honoree Grand Marshall leads this nighttime celebration float riders throw candy, play live music, and old St. Nick makes his glorious appearance. Parade participants are judged and awards are presented on-stage after the parade. (Source: Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce)
Mardi Gras Parade
Beads are airborne as Leesville joins in the celebration of Mardi Gras with its very own parade held by the Chamber the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. The Knights of Columbus King and Queen of Mardi Gras grace us with their royal presence on their official float, and when the police sirens wail, the crowd roars, “Throw me something, Mister!” (Source: Great Vernon Chamber of Commerce)
Saddle up your horses and mosey on down to 3rd Street during the West Louisiana Forestry Festival for the Rodeo Parade held during the festival each year.
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Join city officials and the King Day Coalition for a parade/walk to remember the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This parade begins at the corner of 171 and MLK Dr. and concludes with a rally at the MLK Community Center. It is held annually on MLK Day.
Leesville High School Homecoming Parade
Join students from the high school, as well as featured alumni, on 3rd street during the month of October to celebrate the LHS homecoming.