Danish Festival seeks nominations for the 2018 Grand Marshal


The Danish Festival Board of Directors is seeking nominations for a Grand Marshal or a couple to serve as Grand Marshals for the 54th annual Danish Festival. Since 1973, board members have chosen Grand Marshals for Greenville’s signature event in August. Citizens are encouraged to write a nomination letter suggesting a person or a couple to receive this year’s honor.

Grand Marshal festivities begin with the Open Air Breakfast in July, continuing through the Queen’s Pageant the week prior to Danish Festival and an invitation-only Grand Celebration directly following opening ceremonies on Thursday evening. Danish Festival Inc. provides authentic Danish attire for the Grand Marshal(s) and a vehicle for Saturday’s Grand Dansk Parade.

If you know someone you would like to see honored this way, please submit their names, address and phone number along with a brief summary of that individual or couple’s contribution to the Greenville area and specifically to the Danish Festival if they have been active in the event.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 11th to the Danish Festival Office, P.O.

Box 211, Greenville, 48838. They may also be dropped off at the office located inside the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Building on Lafayette Street in downtown Greenville or emailed to kristingriffes@danishfestival.org. The Danish Festival Board will choose the 2018 Grand Marshal at its May board meeting.

We hope that you join us in celebrating the 54th annual Danish Festival, Aug. 16-19, with the 2018 theme “The Ugly Duckling.”