Kids can create imaginative costumes, decorate their tricycles and wagons and then take part in the Conejo Valley Days (CVD) children’s parade, Saturday, May 7 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks (behind the Thousand Oaks Library). The parade is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks.
The children’s parade had been a mainstay of CVD for decades. “We wanted to bring back a long-ago CVD tradition,” says George Lange, co-chair of the parade. “It just needed an organization to step forward. Kiwanis was happy to take the lead.”
Parade participation is open to children from pre-school through third grade. Western costumes are encouraged. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. with the parade at 9:00 a.m. Participants will be divided by age (with the youngest children lined up first). Children’s activities will be available after the parade, and vendors will be on hand for those who wish to purchase food and drinks.
“The parade is geared for our community’s little ones. No bands, no floats. Just an opportunity for kids and families to have fun,” says Chuck Huffer, Kiwanis member and parade co-chair.
Each young parade participant will receive a $1 off coupon that can be used by the child or family member to enter the Conejo Valley Days (May 11 through 15 at Conejo Creek Park South, across the street from the library). This year marks CVD’s 60th anniversary.
For a parade application, map of the parade route and parking instructions, go to http://www.conejovalleydays.us/cvd-childrens-parade.