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Cherry Blossom Parade

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Participants Line up at 9:00AM. Parade will start at 10:00AM.


The Cherry Blossom Parade is a time honored tradition of the Barberton Area Jaycees.  Families begin setting up chairs along the parade route early Saturday morning to claim "their" spots.  The parade normally has about 100 entries, everything from fire trucks to belly dancers, lasting approximately 2 hours.  All businesses, non-profit groups, classic car enthusiasts, bands, twirlers and sports teams are welcome to enter. Complete an application to join in the fun!  Non-profits are free and for-profit businesses & politicians are $40 to enter.  Applications are always available beginning March 1.  Line up number & street will be emailed out to participants on May 8. Applications can still be accepted. Participants will be added to the end of the parade.

You can pay your application fees by clicking here.

This will take you to the Barberton Area Jaycees Online Payment Service.

Grand Marshal

Leader of the Cherry Blossom Parade

The Grand Marshal is awarded the honor of leading the Cherry Blossom Parade.  Following are community members that have been selected by the Barberton Area Jaycees in past years:


2019 - Shaun Jaber

2018 - Barberton Magics Football Team

2017 - Ofc. Kenneth Cheatham 

2016 - Ohio Veterans Memorial Park Committee

2015 - Barberton Lady Magics Basketball Team

2014 - Cheryl Vespoint, Barberton Herald

2013 - Magical Theatre Company

2012 - William B Judge, Barberton Mayor

2011 - Vince Morber, Barberton Police Chief

2010 - Jeff Lank, US Jaycees President

2009 - Betty Sutton, US Representative

2008 - Earl Baker, Purple Man

2007 - Wayne Ault, Jaycee Founding Member

2006 - Walt Ritzman, Businessman/Philanthropist

2014 Parade * Video by Cliff Franks

2015  Parade * Video by Cliff Franks


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