Gravette Day is one of the community's biggest and best events! Celebrate the founding of Gravette with a parade, pageants, car show, games, food trucks, vendor booths, live music, and more!
The 130th annual Gravette Day will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Kindley Park in Gravette, Arkansas. .
PARADE The parade will head toward Main Street at 12:00 PM. There will be three parade trophies awarded for best use of the theme, most festive, and overall best entry. The parade route will be Charlotte SE to Highway 59, to Main Street, to Sixth SE, and back to Charlotte SE. The theme and grand marshals will be announced at a later date.
PAGEANTS Pageants will be open to contestants ages 0 - 20 who reside in Gravette or in the Gravette School District. Contestants aged 13-16 are eligible to compete for the title of Miss Teen Gravette; and those aged 17-20 may compete for the title of Miss Gravette. Entry forms for contestants younger than 13 are accepted until August 5.
GRAVETTE DAY 5K The Gravette Day 5k is sponsored by The Gravette Gym and benefits the Gravette Police Department's Shop with a Cop program. The 5K course starts at the top of Old Town Park and heads down Lion Drive past the school, then back up historic Main Street, and ends back at the top of Old Town Park. The first 75 participants will receive a Gravette Day 5K shirt. This event is appropriate for strollers and leashed dogs.
CAR SHOW The car show takes place at the "old bus barn" across from the Civic Center and is a crowd favorite. It regularly draws impressive entries from across the area. Awards are given across multiple categories. All proceeds benefit the Gravette Historical Museum. There is no cost to view the car show. For information about entering the car show, please email email@example.com.
MAIN STAGE There will be live music on the stage starting around 1:30 pm. The opening ceremony will include awards for the youngest and oldest person in attendance, as well as the person who traveled the farthest to attend the event. All pageant events will take place on the stage.
ART SHOW An art show will take place at the Civic Center and is open to artists from around the area. Awards will be given in the categories of painting, drawing, 3D art, youth, and people's choice.
Other activities include food and drink vendors, kids zone, live music, merchandise vendors, and more! Keep an eye out for additional information about these activities!
There are many ways to participate in this community event. Directions on how and where to turn in registration forms are included on each form. For more information, Contact City Hall at 479-787-5757 or email info@GravetteAR.com.