Youth Parade Brigade

Calling all local families and lovers of parades! AWS’ Youth Programs has a new fun and family-oriented program that’s marching its way to you: Youth Parade Brigade! March with Youth Programs Coordinator, Miss Amanda, and her resident doodle puppy, Bowie, behind the AWS van at local community parades. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, but all other family members are welcome, too. It’s going to be a fun time for everyone!

May Day Festival

The first upcoming Youth Parade Brigade will be happening Saturday, May 4th in downtown Kennebunk in celebration of May Day! The Brigade will begin to meet at 12:30pm on Water Street in Kennebunk and start to lineup in preparation for the parade to march at 1:30pm. Make sure to look for our colorful AWS van!

The best part? Kids who march with us will receive a new AWS cloth backpack as well as stickers to wear during the event (while supplies last.) We also encourage you to bring your favorite stuffed animal or your own family dog! Feel like dressing up? Fun and colorful outfits are also encouraged!

Be Prepared

Just like with any major event, parades can be loud, chaotic, and busy. The May Day Festival parade in Kennebunk will have sirens, performers, large floats, and a marching band. Not to mention crowds of people cheering and many families with other dogs or pets. Please be sure that your entire party (including dogs) is comfortable in such surroundings before joining the AWS Youth Parade Brigade.

Have concerns or want to partake in other events leading up to the parade? Learn more about the Kennebunk May Day Festival. We hope to see you and your entire party there!