Children ages 2-10 are invited to participate in our annual Storybook Character Parade! 

This exciting Character Parade is part of the Fort Bend Art Festival, and features all different kinds of children’s literary characters. Participating children dressed as their favorite storybook characters will make their march around LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch (just next to the Cinco Ranch Branch Library). The parade will begin promptly at 10:30 AM with a helicopter fly over & Deputies from Ft. Bend County Constable's & Ft. Bend County Sheriff's Office leading the way with their lights and sirens, drums playing, and all “little ones” safely making their way through the parade route.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 "Cutest Costumes" & most "Outstanding Group" after the parade at the 11:00 AM Awards Ceremony!


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From Lion King, to Beauty and the Beast kids of all ages compete with their local dance companies, theater groups, choirs, youth groups, and friends for the coveted "Outstanding Group Award". 

The winners of the Outstanding Group Award will receive tickets to Typhoon Texas & a giant trophy to proudly display in their studio or place of business.

Winners will be announced inside the library during the Literary & Fine Arts Awards Ceremony. Group must be present to win. 





To compete in this category the “group” must be a non-school related “group” and meet the following criteria:

  • Participants must be dressed as characters from a single book/story related theme,

  • Participants must register as a group of 5 or more students, and have an adult sponsor present at the event

  • All participants must be a student within grades K - 12

  • Must be representing a community business, or community organization


All participants in the Fort Bend Art Festival Storybook Character Parade must have the attached document signed by a parent/guardian. Participants can download the PDF version above, or complete the document at the event on April 28,2018. Groups must have completed forms for each child participating. 


Shuttle services will run regularly from the Cinco Ranch High School parking lot, to the Fort Bend County Libraries Cinco Ranch Branch. 


The Fort Bend Arts Festival Storybook Character Parade will begin at the Fort Bend County Cinco Ranch Branch, and will wind through the adjacent LaCenterra shopping center. Officers from the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's office, and Fort Bend County Sheriff's office will be onsite directing traffic, and securing the roadways to ensure the safety of all parade participants.

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