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Saturday, May 20, 2023
Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL
3:00 p.m.

Bring a chair and be prepared to catch some candy at the annual LakeFest Parade.  

The 2023 LakeFest parade will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. and is open to everyone who wishes to participate. All individuals, businesses, churches, civic organizations, and groups are welcome to be part of the LakeFest activities and especially the parade. There is no registration fee to enter the parade. Late entries may also register on the day of the parade at the intersection of Park Avenue and Hubbard Street.

Participants may choose to be on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, truck, golf cart, pull a boat, a float, or on horseback. Use your imagination and decorate entries with the LakeFest theme. This year the theme is Life is Great at LakeFest

In the parade package, you will find a registration form, parade formation and parking instructions, and a map of the formation. The staging area will be at the Walton Middle School, 605 Bruce Avenue. The parade route will begin at Hubbard Street turning left on Circle Drive and continuing clockwise (Lake DeFuniak will be on your right) back to Hubbard Street. 

Please have plenty of candy, throws, beads, etc. that are family-friendly and for any age group. You can pass out literature, business, group, and organizational paraphernalia, as long as it does not impede the flow of the parade. We ask the throwers to be mindful of the children, so they do not run up to a vehicle to catch the goodies. Please throw it toward the sidewalks instead of tossing it from the window causing the goodies to fall too close to the car or float. 

Thank you for your interest in LakeFest and the LakeFest parade. We are hoping to see you at LakeFest 2023. 

To receive a registration packet with parade information, please contact Cindy Permenter at (850)892-8500 ext. 1105 or email your request to

Grand Marshall 2023:  

  • Chris Smith, Chief Meteorologist
  • WJHG-TV7

Parade Grand Marshall Photo

2023 LakeFest Parade Packet

LakeFest Parade Route Map 2023