The Zippity Doo-Da parade is no more. The parade was founded by the Sweet Potato Queens several years ago after they disassociated themselves from the St. Paddy's Day Parade. However, the Fondren Renaissance Foundation posted this update on it's website:
We’ve made some changes to the weekend normally reserved for Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Festival and want you to save the date!
- Back by popular demand will be the Fondren Flea, billed as the state’s largest flea market/garage sale. Area home owners and businesses will join together early Saturday morning to the delight of shoppers and bargain hunters from all across the state.
- The annual Sal & Mookie’s Street Carnival, open to all ages, will include games, prizes and activities. From a jump zone and cookie walk to a dunking booth and eating contests, the carnival is located on the UMMC Green and admission is $2 per child.
- Due to newly projected expenses not incurred in the past, important logistical decisions could not be made in a timely fashion, resulting in the cancellation of the annual nighttime parade.
- Once again, the Doo Dah Day® Blue Car Giveaway generously provided by Patty Peck Honda will be on display. Raffle tickets for the 2016 Honda Civic two-door Coupe LX-P CVT are $20 each with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Friends of Children’s Hospital. Tickets will be available here at fondren.org beginning Friday, February 24. A weekly winner will be drawn with one lucky winner being named during our Arts, Eats & Beats on Thursday, May 4, 2017.