72nd Annual Papillion Days Parade - Theme

72nd Annual Papillion Days Parade - Theme "Wagons to Wings"

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for one of the Country's top 10 Small Festivals and the #1 City to live in Nebraska!

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The 72nd Annual Papillion Days Parade returns Saturday,  June 15th at 2:00pm in Downtown Papillion.  The parade proceeds down N. Washington Street (84th Street) from 6th Street all the way to Halleck Street. 

The Papillion Days Parade is coordinated by the Papillion Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Papillion.  N. Washington Street is closed during the parade so that citizens can stroll through downtown and enjoy the parade in a safe, car free environment. 

Using the Theme “Wagons to Wings: Metamorphosis of Our Community”.  Take the theme phrase and tailor it to your entry!  The theme this year is open to many interpretations.  It can be a wagon – a pioneer theme – where our town started.  It can be a Wing Theme – Papillion means butterfly in French! That is why we have Monarch butterflies all over town. Metamorphosis of Our Community – the definition of metamorphosis “is the process of transformation from immature to adult form” or “to change the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one – a transformation”.  Papillion has grown so much in the last 10 years – so many new things but our values haven’t changed.  We still have that small town feel!

You can show off your creativity and how you interpret the theme with humor, advocacy, or collaboration! The goal is to really move the judges!

Papillion Community Foundation Enhancing the quality of life in Papillion
Papillion Community Foundation
Enhancing the quality of life in Papillion


PO Box 461089
Papillion, NE 68046


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