The town of Kyle was platted and the first lots sold sometime around the 15th of October, 1880. Parades through downtown around the middle of October have been a tradition since. The tradition lives on as we reflect and recognize the many founders of this great town.
2017 Theme "Bringing It Home To Kyle"
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, beginning at 10 a.m, the Kyle Founders' Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will gather at Gregg-Clarke Park and head east on Center Street. They end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park's Gazebo. When the last parade entry arrives at the Gazebo, all gathered will sing "Happy Birthday" to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake.
Best locations to watch the Kyle Founders' Parade is on either side of Center Street between Gregg-Clarke Park and Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park. Please stay on sidewalks or grassy areas along Center Street. Do not run into the street when the parade is going by.
Today, Center Street is a State Highway (FM-150) and we are very limited on how long we can close this section down to have the Kyle Founders' Parade. Therefore, the number of entries are set and when the spaces are filled, we can't add any more.
Enter your group in the Parade
If you would like to participate in this year's Kyle Founders Parade, on-line Parade entry forms will be accessible beginning at 8 a.m, Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Space is very limited so entries will be accepted until all space is filled. When all spaces are filled, the online entry form will be deactivated. Click here for entry form
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