Central Avenue parade

Mayor Mark Holland led the Central Avenue Parade today in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Mayor Mark Holland led the Central Avenue Parade today in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

The Central Avenue parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kan., attracted a number of residents from throughout the metropolitan area. More than 150 attended the annual event.

People of all walks of life and different ethnic backgrounds celebrated their cultural heritage.

“This is truly a celebration of our heritage and it truly shows what Kansas City, Kan., is made up of,” said Mayor and CEO Mark Holland.

The parade started at 18th and Central and ended at Bethany Park, at 11th and Central in Kansas City, Kan. There was something there every member of the family could enjoy.

Plans are currently underway right now for next year’s parade.

The Schlagle High School marching band participated in today's Central Avenue parade in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

The Schlagle High School marching band participated in today’s Central Avenue parade in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)


The Schlagle High School marching band participated in today's Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)

The Schlagle High School marching band participated in today’s Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)


A Kansas City, Kan., fire truck participated in today's Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)

A Kansas City, Kan., fire truck participated in today’s Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)


Bethel Neighborhood Center participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

Bethel Neighborhood Center participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


Alcott Arts Center participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

Alcott Arts Center participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


Whittier Elementary School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

Whittier Elementary School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


The YMCA participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

The YMCA participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


Wyandotte High School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

Wyandotte High School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


Wyandotte High School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

Wyandotte High School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


McKinley Elementary School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

McKinley Elementary School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


Harmon High School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

Harmon High School participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


Revolve KC participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)

Revolve KC participated in the Central Avenue parade today. (Photo by William Crum)


The Central Avenue parade was today in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

The Central Avenue parade was today in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)


Kids learned to make clay figures at an EPIC art booth after the Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)

Kids learned to make clay figures at an EPIC art booth after the Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)


Ann Rogers of the YMCA and Mayor Mark Holland at a Central Avenue event after the Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)

Ann Rogers of the YMCA and Mayor Mark Holland at a Central Avenue event after the Central Avenue parade. (Photo by William Crum)

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4 comments

  1. Donte Berry says:

    Why isn’t there any photos of Washington High School Marching Band

  2. MICHELLE GOODALL says:

    I love the school parades. I love seeing them and I love being in them. It is Michelle Goodall! I used to go to Whittier Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas.

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