2021 rock-n-roll Parade

Grand Marshals 2021

Congratulations to John and Julie Riffel as the 2021 Grand Marshals for the 57th Annual De Soto Days Parade. Thank you for your leadership and service over the years.

Parade winners 2021

We  are very excited to start planning for the long awaited, 2021 De Soto Days Parade, Saturday, September 4th starting at 10:00 am!   Parade lineup will  begin at De Soto High School to be followed by the De Soto Days festival directly after, in Downtown De Soto. 


Get your "Rock Band" together and help the community raise the roof on this Rock-Roll-Parade!

Prizes awarded to the winners in the following categories:

Most Original Float ~ Most Spirited ~ Most Creative ~

Best Performance ~ Best in Parade ~ Mayor's Choice

Parade participation provides additional ways to promote your organization or business and provide entertainment to the community to support De Soto.  We are looking forward to having you join us for the 57th annual De Soto Days Festival.   




Each year a citizen(s) of De Soto is selected to be our parade Grand Marshal. To make a nomination click here. Nominations are due by Friday, August 13th, 2021.

Former Grand Marshals

2019      Boots Linden

2018      Dotte Stephens

2017      Archie & Sally Bedford

2016      Rev. Richard & Marietta Copeland

2015      DHS Class of 1965

             ~ 50 Year Celebration ~

2014      DHS Class of 1964

            ~ 50 Year Celebration ~

2013      June Davison

2012      Lucille Welch