Cowan Christmas Parade & Market

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2019 Cowan Christmas Parade will be held rain or shine
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
Line up at 12:00, Parade starts at 1:00


2019 Christmas Market will be held
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 from 4 pm to 9 pm
Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm

Christmas Market Entry Fee:  One canned food item or a $1 donation to the Christmas Food Drive

Cowan Christmas Market Schedule:

Friday, December 6

  • Opens at 4 pm
  • Door prize drawings hourly – must be present to win.
  • Santa arrives at 6:00 pm.
  • 9 pm – doors close.

Saturday, December 7

  • Opens at 10 AM
  • Door prize drawings – must be present to win.
  • 1 PM – Parade
  • Immediately following the Parade, meet and greet reception at Monterey Station for the Grand Marshal.
  • 4 PM – Doors close.

The 55th annual Cowan Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Cumberland St. W and Stewart Ln. (white building formerly Cookie’s Corner) and proceeding down Cumberland Street through the downtown area to end at Cowan Elementary School.

“The parade committee invites you to come out and share in the fun and excitement of the annual Cowan Christmas parade.  The parade with its marching bands, colorful floats, and the Shriner’s Tin Lizzie Unit marks the official start of the Cowan holiday season.”

The deadline for submitting parade entry forms is Friday, December 6, 2019  at 12:00 noon.

For the last 55 years, as many as 5,000 Franklin Countians and visitors from surrounding areas have enjoyed the parade and we look forward to another wonderful parade for 2019.

We are once again sponsoring the “Cowan Christmas Market” at Monterey Station on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.   Booth spaces feature 50+ vendors with a wide variety of products, including food booths. We invite everyone to visit the market and get some of your Christmas shopping done. Booths will be open for business from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6. In addition, we have scheduled entertainment, and other activities for your enjoyment during the evening. Saturday hours for vendors will be from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday after the parade, there will be a meet and greet reception for the Grand Marshal at the Christmas Market.

Please like us on our Facebook page (Cowan Christmas Parade and Marketplace).