Mon June 10, 2024

By Press Release

  Watermelon Festival Parade Kicks Off Festival Week
HOPE, AR – The Watermelon Festival Parade will delight residents and visitors on Monday, August 5th, 2024 at 6 PM. This year's theme, "Homegrown Happiness," celebrates the joy and community spirit of Hope, Arkansas.

Chamber Executive Director Christy Burns shared her excitement: "We are gearing up for a great parade again this year. We feel like this is a wonderful event to kick-off Festival week with. We really hope to see multiple participants and attendees this year. We will be giving awards for the Most Festive Floats."

The parade invites decorated bikes, trikes, and scooters, with children needing adult accompaniment. 

Join us for an evening of "Homegrown Happiness" to celebrate the start of the Watermelon Festival. For more information and to register, visit or Contact us at 870-777-3640 [email protected]