76th Annual Harvest of Harmony

  • hoh1

  • hoh3
  • hoh7
  • hoh8
  • hoh4
  • hoh2

Parade Day Specificslogo

76th Annual Harvest of Harmony Parade and Field Competition
Sponsored by Tom Dinsdale Automotive
“Nebraska, Let’s Celebrate 150 Years!”

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Parade starts at 8:30 a.m., Televised on NTV
Field Competition starts at 10:30 a.m.


> Order of March (updated 10/4/17)
> Parade Map
> Field Competition Schedule



> Float Competition
> Parade Awards
> Field Competition


Top 10 Overall Bands:

  • Heartland Community Schools – 97.2
  • Grand Island Senior High – 93
  • Kearney High School – 90.6
  • Aurora High School – 90.1
  • Crete High School – 90
  • North Platte High School – 89.5
  • Alma High School – 88.8
  • Ogallala High School – 86.5
  • Seward High School – 86.4
  • Crofton High School – 86.1


Register your band for Harvest of Harmony today!

The 76th Annual Harvest of Harmony Parade “Nebraska, Let’s Celebrate 150 Years!,” hosted by Tom Dinsdale Automotive, will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Nebraska’s largest parade attracts more than 200 entries from a combination of high school bands and floats for a parade competition downtown and a field show competition at Grand Island Senior High School. Last year, the parade had 107 bands participating in the parade, 79 float entries, and 27 pageant contestants, and 23 bands competing at the field competition.

Register your band and be a part of Grand Island’s grand tradition!

> Registration Form
> Band and Pageant Information
> Judging Specifications

> Pageant Registration Information
> Pageant Sponsorship Information


Enter your business in the parade!

 A float entry in the parade is a fun way to get exposure for your business or organization while showing your support for the community! Each year, over 10,000 people from all over Nebraska flood downtown to watch the spectacle, and thousands more view the parade live on NTV. The Harvest of Harmony parade features over 100 high school bands and over 80 float entries from businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes.

 Join the Celebration!

  This year, the Harvest of Harmony Pageant, Parade and Field Competition is an official event of the Nebraska 150 Celebration, and we are proud to be a part of the festivities. We hope people use the theme to help showcase Nebraska’s past, present, and future!

Download a float application here!


We need your help!

An undertaking this large doesn’t run successfully without the help of dedicated volunteers. We are currently looking for people to help with both the parade and field competition. There are multiple opportunities and times still available. Click here to sign up today!


 Questions? Please contact Kristin Johnson at kjohnson@gichamber.com or 308.382.9210.



Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce
309 West Second Street
Post Office Box 1486
Grand Island, NE 68802-1486
Phone: 308.382.9210
Fax: 308.382.1154