Join us as we celebrate our love of civic commitment with a walk in the EnKa parade. Meet us at the Winchester High School Parking lot at 8:15 am on Saturday, May 20. The parade starts promptly at 9:00 am and ends around 10:00 am in front of the Fire Station where the opening ceremonies are held.
En Ka Parade Route
The Parade starts at 9 am from the Winchester High School parking lot on Skillings Road.
Turn RIGHT onto Skillings Road, proceeding to the intersection.
Turn LEFT onto Main Street, past the Winchester Savings Bank,
On quarter turn around the traffic circle and up CHURCH STREET.
Turn LEFT onto Waterfield Road and LEFT onto Mystic Valley Parkway.
Turn LEFT onto Main Street. The parade will divide at the Rotary.
All FOOT TRAFFIC will turn RIGHT onto Mount Vernon Street and proceed to the Fire Station where Winchester school bands will play the “Star Spangled Banner” and we will have the flag raising ceremony this year, done by the Winchester Fire Department personnel.
Then ONTO THE FAIR!
About the En Ka Annual Street Fair
In May 1935, the En Ka Society held its first street fair. It was a novelty to Winchester and was a huge success, attracting thousands. The first fair was held in the parking lot at the rear of Town Hall, running from Washington Street to what is now known as Sandy’s Island. Brightly painted posts, balloons, and a sign marked the entrance to the “street.” Continuing to this day, the En Ka fair marks the beginning of summer for many citizens, old and young alike. The fair is the largest fundraiser for En Ka, raising over $1,000,000 in the last ten years alone. Funds raised through this community-wide event support the organizations grant making efforts through-out the year.—Taken from the En Ka website
The 2017 En Ka Street Fair starts on Friday, May 19 and continues through Saturday, May 20. The En Ka Parade starts at 9:00 am on Saturday.