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 City of Gravette
The Heart of Hometown America
GRAVETTE DAY 2019
The 126th annual Gravette Day will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in Gravette, Arkansas. The theme this year is “Making Memories”. Festivities will primarily take place in Kindley Park, conveniently located immediately off Highway 72. This annual celebration draws approximately 2,500 guests from across the area.
NEW THIS YEAR
5K RUN/WALK The Gravette Day 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:00 AM. Proceeds from this 5K will benefit Gravette's Shop with a Cop program. Shop with a Cop funds allow officers with the Gravette Police Department to take students from the Gravette School District shopping for Christmas. Children are nominated by the school counselor and come from a family who may have difficulty providing Christmas presents for their kids. Your support helps ensure that Christmas is a possibility for kids who need it most! Sign up HERE.
CAR BASH The Gravette Fire Department will host a car bash after the parade. Participants can purchase the opportunity to take a hammer to a car. Proceeds benefit fire department programs and equipment purchases.
KIDS ZONE The Kids Zone has expanded! This year there will be a rock wall, trampoline bouncer, more inflatables, and a few carnival style rides.
MAIN STREET AFTER HOURS After the pageants, head over to Main Street for karaoke, sidewalk art, XL yard games, baggo, and more. Bring a chair and enjoy a good time!
Music this year will be provided by Bottle Rocket. They play a mix of popular songs and classic favorites and are sure to get everyone up and moving!
The Kiwanis Club will host their annual pancake breakfast in the Middle School cafeteria. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis programs. The Old Town String Band will perform during the breakfast. The art show will take place in the Civic Center this year and will feature art represented through a variety of mediums. The historical museum will host Dutch oven demonstrations on the museum grounds.
The high school football team will host a scrimmage game at Lions Stadium. Lions fans of all ages will surely enjoy getting a sneak preview of what's to come for the 2019 football season. The car show will start at 11:00 AM on Charlotte St. SE across from the Civic Center. Guests have the opportunity to take a look at some classics and other great show cars.
The parade will head toward Main Street at 12:00 PM and feature Grand Marshal Steve Huckriede. Steve is known to many in the community for his documentation of life of the community through his photographs. Steve can be found at sporting events, community gatherings, or searching for his next great picture.
There will be three food vendors and a shaved ice vendor at Kindley Park. Food options will be traditional carnival style food, barbeque, and Asian cuisine. An expanded vendor area will feature booths selling goods such as boutique clothing, purses, essential oils, jewelry, home decor, meal solutions, quilts, and more.
Pageants will start after the live music. Contents from newborn to age 21 will take the stage with the goal of winning their respective division. Miss Teen Gravette 2019 and Miss Gravette 2019 will be crowned at 7:30 PM.
There are many ways to participate in the wonderful community event. Forms to enter the secure a vendor booth, volunteer, or enter the parade are below. Pageant entry forms will be added in the next few weeks. Directions on how and where to turn in the forms are included on each form. For more information on the parade, vendor booths, or to volunteer, contact City Hall at 479-787-5757 or email .