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Ring in the holidays with the
Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade!

Join us for the 26th Annual Miracle on Kansas Ave Parade! Watch the floats and entries as they take to downtown covered in holiday lights, garland, and tinsel. We are back to our traditional route, on Kansas Avenue! Everyone is invited to line the streets along the parade route with their friends and family to view the floats as they cruise by.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

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The Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade features “lighted” holiday-themed entries and the official arrival of Santa! After the parade, enjoy dinner downtown and stroll the avenue to see all the decorated storefronts and vote for your favorite window in the Window Decorating Contest. Instructions on how to vote will be in the contestants windows.

FLOAT ENTRY

Want to enter a float in the parade? We've actually made it easier this year. Here are your steps and some additional guidelines:

Walking groups, dance teams, marching bands, bicycles, floats, car clubs and more and welcome to participate.

  1. Arrive at 1st and Kansas beginning at 3PM to find a spot along the route. Please do not arrive earlier.
  2. Pay the encouraged $10 donation at entry.
  3. Fill out the float description card and get your float #.
  4. Wait for the parade to begin!

Here are some things to keep in mind:

- No Santa or Mrs Claus on floats - we don't want to confuse those innocent little kids with imposters would we?
- Candy and any other items cannot be thrown from floats, but can be handed out by those walking alongside the floats.
- Entry should be decorated all the way around so no photographers accidently get your bad side.
- Open flames are not allowed on entries unless contained and approved.
- Be mindful of your height clearance, you must be able to safely drive under the downtown arches.
- Pets must be leashed and kept to a one-to-one ratio, and must be cleaned up after.
- Horses may be entered, but must wear catch bags throughout entirety of event.
- Political campaigns or statements are not allowed.
- Confetti guns and confetti devices are not allowed.

Simple as that! Come on out and enjoy the day. 

Stay up to date on event announcements on our Facebook Event page! ( Link page )

The MKA Parade Committee reserves the right to have any non-compliant or improperly decorated entry removed.

Accepting Grand Marshal and Junior Grand Marshal nominations now!

Submit to be Junior Grand Marshal Here

Nominate Grand Mashal Here

  MEET 2021's GRAND MARSHAL

  Dr. Tiffany Anderson

Dr. Tiffany Anderson | Superintendent of Topeka Public Schools 2021 | Topeka, KS

    "Dr. Tiffany Anderson is the first African American female superintendent of Topeka Public schools and she has been a public school educator for 28 years, with the majority of that time as superintendent. In addition to her role as superintendent, Dr. Anderson advises Kansas officials on postsecondary policies and on equity policies and legislation. In 2019, Kansas Governor, Governor Laura Kelly, appointed Dr. Anderson to the Postsecondary Technical Education Authority (TEA), as part of the Kansas Board of Regents and in 2020, Governor Kelly appointed Dr. Anderson to Co-Chair the Governor’s Kansas Commission on Racial Equity and Justice. Dr. Anderson is a fierce advocate for equity and in 2021, Dr. Anderson was a voice for the nation’s educators and testified to Congress during the Biden Administration on the Digital Divide." - Topeka Public Schools Read more >> 

MEET 2021's JUNIOR GRAND MARSHAL

Wyatt Starz 

Wyatt Starz | 2021 Junior Grand Marshal - Miracle on Kansas Ave

Wyatt Starz is an 11 year old with a passion against bullying. Having been effected, he chose to turn a negative experience into motivation to serve others. Wyatt created an organization called “You’ve Got a Fiend” where he collected donations for personal hygiene products, food, and clothing for children in need. He partners with area schools to help distribute these items. For his efforts, Wyatt received the Exceptional Student Award from his district. Outside of school and his passion project, Wyatt enjoys hockey, plays the cello, the outdoors and all animals. He loves to trek Burnett’s Mound and to visit his firefighter dad at work.

Parade Route:

Miracle On Kansas Avenue Map 2021 | Topeka, KS

Parade Route:

➡️ Entry is at 1st & Kansas Ave
➡️ South on Kansas Ave using NB lanes
➡️ Parade starts at 5th & Kansas Ave
➡️ Turn west on 10th using WB lanes
➡️ North on Jackson using NB lane
➡️ Continue North on Jackson
➡️ Disband and Exit at 4th and Jackson