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Youth Day Celebration

Presented by City of Roswell, Georgia at Historic Canton Street, Roswell GA

Oct 14 2023
Youth Day Celebration

We can’t wait to celebrate Roswell’s youngest residents!

Join us for the 73rd Youth Day Celebration! This years celebration will include the Frances McGahee Parade, Art Block, Fall Farm Days, Touch-A-Truck, and Food Truck Alley.

New Parade Route for 2023!


Free and open to the public.


Additional time info:

10:00 AM
Youth Day Parade in Historic Roswell

New Parade Route
Youth Day Parade Route
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73rd Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade
The Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration Parade begins at 10:00 AM sharp. This year's theme is "Sounds of Roswell." Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water, hat, sunscreen and bags for collecting candy.

New participant information for 2023!

  • Parade start and line-up area is at Roswell Area Park off of Woodstock Road.
  • For parade participants, parking and drop-off will be available.
  • Roads will close no later than 9:45 AM. Roads will open as the parade completely clears a road.
  • Roswell Area Park will be used for parade line-up before the start of the parade.

Event map and parking information available here!


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Youth Day Celebration at City Hall

Art Block, Fall Farm Days, & Touch-a-Truck
After the Youth Day Parade, the celebration will continue on the campus of Roswell City Hall (38 Hill Street). Guest are invited to park at City Hall to enjoy the celebration from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase.


Frances McGahee

Mrs. Frances McGahee, whom the annual Youth Day parade is named after, was a Roswell, Ga. resident for over 50 years. McGahee was a pillar in the Roswell community, serving on various boards and holding various positions.

She worked as a banker at Roswell Bank, served on the Roswell Recreation Commission and was a treasurer of the Roswell Bicentennial Committee. McGahee spent most of her life serving the community of Roswell.

In 2000, Frances was named Roswell's Volunteer of the Year and History Maker of the Year, in 2004 she was named one of the 15 Most Remarkable Citizens in Roswell.

Her contributions have been recognized by President Carter, President Ford, the National Federation of Businesswomen, the National Association of Banking Women, the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and WSB Radio.

In 2007 the Roswell Youth Day Parade was renamed the Frances McGahee Youth Day Day Celebration. Every year, we host the annual Youth Day Celebration to commemorate the youth of Roswell and to honor the legacy that Mrs. McGahee left for the community of Roswell.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Historic Canton Street

Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075


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