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Morehead organizers plan festival, flyover, and parade for Memorial Day weekend


A new event is coming to Morehead. Organizers said they hope to celebrate spring in the community, just in time for Memorial Day.

Morehead’s new Spring Festival will be held on First Street on Saturday, May 25. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., featuring many vendors, music, a car show, and more.

Jeffery Fannin organized last year’s Harvest Festival and returns to lead the new spring event. He said the festival’s primary aim is to bring a sense of community to the area.

“It’s not a financial endeavor at all, it is actually the opposite. The reason I do it is for our county and for the city. To bring people into the city, to bring community out, get people together. Where they can enjoy, they can laugh, and have a good time,” said Fannin.

Fannin added that festival attendees should also see the Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Organizers said community floats will head down Main Street, accompanied by an airplane flyover. Fannin said the flyover honors soldiers from the community and the nation.

“There’s going to be a flyover with the missing man formation, which is very touching. At the beginning of the parade, about when the national anthem is played, they fly over with smoke behind them. If there’s seven planes, six of them go one way, one goes the other. It’s called missing man formation, one of them goes off the other way for those who didn’t make it home,” said Fannin.

More information can be found here.