Oakland Park will present its 62nd Annual Youth Day on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
The City’s signature celebration of its youth features Broward County’s longest-running parade led by elected officials, community groups, local schools and athletic teams. Download your Youth Parade entry form here.
This year’s parade – featuring the circus theme “Under the Big Top” – begins at 10 a.m. from Jaco Pastorius Park, proceeds south on Dixie Highway, turns west on NE 38th Street, north along NE 5th Avenue and finishes at the Wimberly Field Athletic complex for a day of carnival-style fun and entertainment capped off by a spectacular fireworks display.
The primary parade viewing opportunities are the City’s West Dixie lots at NE 38th Street and the area along Stevens Field and the Giusti Heart walking/jogging trail at NE 6th Avenue.
View map of parade route and viewing areas.
The Parade’s Grand Marshal is Oakland Park Elementary School 4th grade teacher Matthew D. Burton. Mr. Burton is a highly-accomplished teacher earning Oakland Park Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2017, the Governor's Shine Award for Inspiration in Teaching in 2018 and is a master coach for other teachers.
Wristbands for unlimited rides can be purchased in advance for $15 or at the event’s ticket booth for $20.
For more information about Youth Day, including parade registration and Little Miss Oakland Park entry, please call 954-630-4500.