Winding through Griggsville's Purple Martin Boulevard, the Magnificent Mile Parade is one of the showcase events of the Griggsville Apple Festival and a wonderful celebration of those in our area.

The parade route lines up at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds, and begins at Griggsville City Park. From there, entries turn on Highway 107, and continues up the boulevard, completing the route as entries stroll through the Apple Festival's main staging area at the town square. Featuring marching bands, community businesses, family floats, school organizations and more, the parade features the best and brightest of our area.

Online registration for the 2019 Magnificent Mile Parade will open on Saturday, June 1, and close on Monday, September 16. Any entries received following September 16, or arriving to register on the day of the parade, will automatically be placed at the back of the lineup. Our parade lineup, based on online entries, will be posted on Wednesday, September 18.

For visiting royalty, we please ask the following:

  • Please have your festival/fair pageant director submit your parade registrations, so all of your festival/fair royalty is submitted at once.
  • Beginning in 2019, we are strongly encouraging Little Mr./Miss and Baby visiting royalty to ride together in their respective pairs, in their parade vehicles.