American Legion Cotton Carnival & Parade

The 77th Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival & Parade will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 2, the parade will be held on Oct. 2. This annual event celebrates the Sikeston community’s agricultural heritage. Sikeston is the northern most city where cotton is grown. Activities include a carnival, local foods, games, kid’s activities, pageants and parade. The parade is one of the largest in the region and the theme is “A Bicentennial Salute to the Show Me State – 1821-2021”. Prizes are awarded for floats that best represent the theme.