The 2017 Reisterstown Festival Parade
Saturday September 9, 2017, 9am
Please Note: This website currently reflects 2016 Festival Parade information which will be updated when possible, but you can still get an idea of what our beloved traditional Main Street parade involves by browsing this site now. Mark your calendars so you don't miss it!
Thanks to all who participated and/or watched the 2016 Festival parade, especially ex-Raven and SuperBowl Champion, Jermaine Lewis, our celebrity Grand Marshal as well as all the distinguished guests!!! Also thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen especially our Parade emcee, Doug Topolski, and Parade Committee Chair, Cindi Topolski! It was a sunny day, and the parade was a big success and a whole lot of fun!! Here are this years parade award winnners:
Everything you need to know to Watch or Participate in our Parade can be found by clicking on the links in the side menu.
Former Baltimore Raven (Super Bowl XXXV Champion) and Maryland Terrapin
"Celebrity Grand Marshal" of the 2016 Reisterstown Festival Parade!
Jermaine Lewis is a nationally-known former NFL wide receiver and return specialist who began his football career playing little league right here in Maryland (Prince Georges County), played in High School for Eleanor Roosevelt in Greenbelt, Maryland, then went on the set records at the University Of Maryland at College Park. He was drafted by The Baltimore Ravens in 1996, solidifying his Hometown Boy Status, who he played for until 2001. During his 6 years with the Ravens, from 1996 to 2001, Lewis scored 23 touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl in 1998 and 2001 as a returner. He led the NFL in punt return average in 1997 with 15.6 yards-per-return, punt return yards in 2001 with 519, and punt return touchdowns in 1998 and 2000 with two. In the Ravens 34–7 win over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, he had 152 total offensive yards (111 kickoff return yards, 34 punt return yards, seven receiving yards, one rushing yard), including an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second half that put the game out of reach, and bringing home the Lombardi trophy for the 1st time in Ravens' history!! Jermaine now is a Wide Receiver coach and Special Teams coach at Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore.
Lewis has (3) sons, Jermaine Jr, Ali, and Wade Lewis, and has been married to wife Imara [E-mar-A] since 1999. Many of you may remember Ali and Wade from the Reisterstown MUSTANGS FOOTBALL!! Jermaine and Family want to send a warm welcome to ALL!!!
Steve Rouse & Tracy Hart
For our 30th year celebration, we are excited to have Steve Rouse of Rouse & Company to join us at the parade! Originally from Gouverneur, NY, Rouse began his career in radio in the Baltimore area in 1985. For the past 30 plus years, his voice and talent is heard on our airwaves. You can hear him on the moring show on Q1370 AM. But better yet, you will see him and Tracy Hart in our parade on Saturday, September 10! Come join us at our 30th celebration!
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For any parade questions, please contact Doug & Cindi Topolski, Parade Coordinators: