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  • 2021 Harvest of Harmony

    "We Are All Superheroes!"  |  Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8:15 a.m.

     

    Sponsored by Tom Dinsdale Automotive


  • 2021 Harvest of Harmony Results

     

  • For many years, the Harvest of Harmony Parade has been broadcast live by local television stations. This has been a unique and added bonus for participating bands, floats, and dignitaries. Unfortunately, we were advised by NTV early this summer that they are not able to broadcast the Parade due to copyright and synchronization laws that have been brought to the forefront in recent months. The Harvest of Harmony committee will continue to explore other options that allow individuals from across the state, country, and world to view the parade 'live.' 



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  • Select an option below for more information about the Harvest of Harmony Parade, Pageant and Field Competition

     


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  • The History of Harvest of Harmony

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    The parade's roots start back in 1938 when Chamber members decided to organize an event to promote goodwill among the area small towns. That first parade, initially named the Central Nebraska Music Festival, was a rousing success with eight bands and 13 floats. An estimated 10,000 people were watching from the streets of Grand Island. 

     

    Just as the event was getting started, World War II began. The parade ceased in 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945, due to gas rationing. Once the war ended, the parade resumed in 1946 with a new name, Harvest of Harmony, and added the ever-popular Miss Harvest of Harmony Pageant.  

     

    Over the years, Harvest of Harmony has grown into one of Nebraska's largest events. The culmination of the parade's popularity was evident in 1996 as Harvest of Harmony broke an existing record and claimed a spot in the Guinness Book of Records as "highest number of bands marching in a parade" with 130 bands.

     

    As for those original eight bands that began in 1938… they've been back each and every year.

     

    Click here to learn more about the Harvest of Harmony.