Youth Day welcomes parade entries, vendor applications

Josie Hoskins, a Shirley Rominger Elementary School student, receives her Youth Day theme contest prize from Chairman Mike Sebastian. (Courtesy photo)

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The Youth Day Committee is officially accepting parade entries and vendor applications to participate in the Park food and activities area.

The 85th Youth Day Parade will again march down Main Street through downtown Winters on Saturday, April 29. Cash prizes, trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the winners in a number of parade categories. There is no entry fee to register for the parade, and everyone is invited to participate. Forms are available online at

Kiddie Parade entrants register the morning of Youth Day at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets at 8:45 a.m. Pre-judging of Kiddie Parade entries begins at 9:15 a.m., with the Kiddie Parade kicking off at 9:45 a.m. down Main Street.

The 2023 Youth Day theme for parade entries and the celebration is “Grow Youthful.”

The Kiddie Parade categories include Decorated Bicycle, Costume, Wagon, Pet, Group and Mini-Float. Motorized vehicles are not allowed and will not be eligible for awards. However powered ride-on vehicles (“Barbie jeeps”) are OK.

This year, Holden Events is organizing the vendor fair. Visit the Winters Youth Day website for more details on how to apply.

The 9th annual Duck Derby is scheduled for Friday, April 28. A Duck Sale booth will be at the Downtown Winters Spring Open on Saturday, March 25. More details will be shared for other Duck Sales booth dates.

The Youth Day Committee is seeking event sponsors. Send an email to for a sponsor application.

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