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Opening Ceremonies

2017 OPENING CEREMONIES SET FOR
JUNE 16, 2017 • DOWNTOWN MERIDIAN

Bring it downtown!


  • Join the Parade of Athletes, marching with others from your hometown! 
  • March with your team and show your team pride! 
  • Meet real Olympians from the State of Mississippi who have competed all over the world! 
  • Celebrate Mississippi's Bicentennial
  • Watch the spectacular Torch Lighting streak across the sky! 
  • Ooh and Aah at the fantastic fireworks show! 


Refreshment and entertainment booths open at 5 p.m. The Parade of Athletes begins at 7:30 p.m., and the ceremonies conclude with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Athletes should report to the Parade line-up location at 6:30 p.m.

In case of bad weather, participants will be able to shelter in the Arts District Parking Garage and the Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts.

 

VIEW THE 2016 TORCH RUN VIDEO!

Go to this link: https://vimeo.com/172120127

Many thanks to sponsors: Structural Steel Services, Southern Pipe & Supply, A&B Electric, Progressive Pipeline, EMEPA and VisitMeridian.com who made it possible.

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