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THE 57TH ANNUAL

DE SOTO DAYS 

PRESENTS

DE SOTO DAYS FESTIVAL
LABOR DAY WEEKEND

2021

THURSDAY
SEPT 2, 2021




CARNIVAL
6-10PM



THE MERLOTS
6:30-8:30PM





TAE KWON DO
WHITE TIGER
8:30-9:00pm

FRIDAY
SEPT 3, 2021




CARNIVAL
6-10PM








THE SUBURBANS
7-10PM


 

SATURDAY
SEPT 4, 2021


PARADE &
CAR CRUISE

10:00AM

CAR SHOW(CITY HALL) 
 11-3PM

CARNIVAL 
11-4PM
 5-10PM


BALLOON CREATIONS
11-3PM

FOLK IN THE FLOW

11-1PM

DUNK TANK
(Sponsored by De Soto Food Pantry)
12-4pm

FRUIT PIE BAKING CONTEST
12-3PM

DANCE EXPRESSIONS
1:30-2:30PM

DREW SIX
3-5PM

CAPRICE CLASSIC
5:15-8PM

POMPOUS JACK
8-10PM

2021 SPONSORS

DIAMOND LEVEL

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 De Soto Days Festival is the largest on-going event in our community. It began in 1964 by the Jaycees who encouraged all of our community organizations to join in the event. De Soto Days has been held at a number of locations over the years: both sides of 83rd Street, in the old High School football field, Riverfest Park, Miller Memorial Park & Downtown where it is currently being held.

In true Jaycee spirit, the De Soto Festival's mission was:

  • To promote the City of De Soto with pride and enthusiasm

  • To develop a yearly event to enhance the lives of the De Soto residents & members of neighboring communities through events which appeal to a diverse audience

  • To unite the citizens of De Soto

  • To celebrate the past & envision the future

A Saturday morning parade & car cruise has almost always kicked off the festival's all-day celebration. After the Jaycees, the event was organized by the City and then passed onto the City Park Board, for a time, with help by the De Soto Chamber of Commerce. It's now organized by a volunteer group of citizens who spend many month and hours planning. Currently, the Evans Midland Carnival Company has guaranteed their participation over Labor Day weekend. Food vendors, craft booths, car show and live music are just a few of the scheduled events that are typical for this festival.

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