Oldham County Day!
Celebrate our beautiful county in July! Oldham County Day is one of our community’s best days!
Oldham County Day is always celebrated the 3rd Saturday in July in Downtown LaGrange. The 2023 date is July 15th and the theme is “Caring in Action.”
There is so much to see and do, so plan your day in Downtown LaGrange!
Beginning early morning is a pancake breakfast hosted by the LaGrange Rotary. Tickets are $8 (pre-purchased) and $10 at the door. Children’s tickets (10 and under) are only $5. It’s all you can eat – so the price is cheap! The breakfast is 7-10am at the LaGrange Community Center.
After you enjoy the pancakes, get set up to watch the parade in Downtown LaGrange. The parade starts on 5th Street, will go down on Hwy 146 and then down Hwy 53 to end at the shopping center near Southeast Christian Church and Planet Fitness. You can see the entire route here. The parade usually starts around 10am and this year’s Grand Marshalls is Bobbie Stoess.
Make sure you arrive early to find a great spot to watch the parade! Anticipate seeing the Grand Marshall, school marching bands, tractors, horses, fire trucks, church, local business and other group floats that match the parade’s theme for the year.
Check out all of the booths set up at Oldham County Day, too. Many of the booths feature local businesses and organizations in the Oldham County area. Meet local politicians, learn more about locally owned businesses, churches, maybe get a freebie or enter a raffle! In the past, a lot of the booths had kid-friendly giveaways (like Dairy Queen ice cream coupons). We love the fun living statues that are at Oldham County Day each year.
There is a lot of entertainment planned before and after the parade. There is a full list of entertainment here. Musical acts will play at different locations including the Gazebo next to the Oldham County History Center and Springs Park. Dancers, a petting zoo, bouncies and more will also be at Oldham County Day and will add to the entertainment.
The LaGrange Farmers’ Market & Artisans will be set up on Saturday at Springs Park. The LaGrange Railroad Museum and Oldham County History Center will also be open for free tours and entertainment in the parking lot. It’s definitely worth checking out the surrounding attractions after the parade! LaGrange Christian Church will also have children’s games, food and fun 11am-1pm.
Arrive early for parking! Many booths will be open by 9am before the parade. And of course, always check out the other businesses in LaGrange! A lot of the businesses and restaurants have special hours and activities during Oldham County Day!