Things to Do in Kinston

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Kinston Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10, 2016
10:00am, Queen St.

Join the parade. Apply now...

Determine which application you need to enter the Kinston Christmas Parade:

•Pageant and Contest Winners
If you are a pageant winner or the individual winner of a contest, please fill out the pageant winner application.
Download application as: Word .rtf

• Floats and Big Trucks
If you have a float or you want to enter a truck with a business name on the side (whether permanently lettered or on a temporary sign) please fill out a float application.
Download application as: Word .rtf

• Marching Bands
If you are a band or Color Guard unit please fill out the band application.
Download application as: Word .rtf

• Everything Else...
If you would like to enter an antique car, clowns, a horse, a marching unit (with a limited number musical instruments), golf carts, or trucks as a club, please fill out the miscellaneous application.
Download application as: Word .rtf

Submit your application

Please complete the form and attached Liability Waiver and return them no later than Thursday, December 1, 2016 to:

Kinston Christmas Parade
327 North Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501

or FAX: (252) 522-8016

The Parade Committee reserves the right to deny entrance to parade for:
- late arrivals
- entries that do not comply with guidelines
- entries deemed inappropriate or unsafe

Updated 9/26/2016

Pride of Kinston

Ongoing Exhibits and Events

Community Council
for the Arts

Open hours from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesdays thru Fridays and from 10:00 am to 2:00pm on Saturdays.The Arts Center is not open on Sundays or Mondays.

Sand in the Streets

Sand in the Streets

Sand in the Streets, Kinston's legendary Thursday night music-in-the-park series runs June through August! We have a great lineup for 2016.

Explore Downtown Kinston

Whether you have the whole day in town, or just a little time to kick around, take the Kinston Krawl to build up your appetite and experience the flavor of downtown Kinston.

Annual Events Hosted by
Pride of Kinston

2015 Pride of Kinston 8000 Run for the River
10th Anniversary

Mar. 28, 2015

Run for the River

Visit the Images of Kinston-Lenoir County Magazine

Images of Kinston-Lenoir County - Relocation information for the Kinston Area

Sponsored by...

Title Sponsors

Minges Bottling Group

Pride of Kinston

Spirit AeroSystems

Senior Sponsors

Lenoir Memorial Hospital

Strickland Agner

Single Concert Sponsors

General Support




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Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252) 522-4676
Located in the Kinston Enterprise Center