Gold Grand Pinnacle Award during the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)
Gold Grand Pinnacle Award during the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)

The Tulsa Christmas Parade has received INTERNATIONAL recognition! Yesterday (September 25th, 2019) in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Tulsa Christmas Parade and Parade Director, Jessica Gullo, were presented with the prestigious 2019 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Gold Grand Pinnacle Award during the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the 64th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat. 
Please read all about the details below and see the attached images from the event as well as a Dropbox link to pictures of Tulsa Christmas Parade, awards ceremony and logo for the IFEA Pinnacle Award. 

The International Festivals & Events Association, founded in 1956, recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. 

This professional competition draws entries from some of the world’s top festivals and events. Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin; the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, CA; the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC; the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, KY; the Pasadena Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, CA; The Parade Company in Detroit, MI; the Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA and Canada Day at Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada. International winners included organizations from; Abu Dhabi, Australia, Slovenia and South Korea.

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Tulsa Christmas Parade – presented by American Waste Control on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 during the 2019 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the 64th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A., where they were presented with an award in the top spot at the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition. Awards were won in the following category: 

GOLD  –  GRAND PINNACLE (budget under $250,000)

“This awards ceremony is the Academy Awards of special events around the world,” said Jessica Gullo, Tulsa Christmas Parade Director. “We want to recognize and thank our dedicated committee which has helped make Tulsa Christmas Parade an internationally awarded event for all of Tulsa!”
“Kenny and I are so humbled that Tulsa Christmas Parade would be recognized by the IFEA on a worldwide stage,” said Paul M. Ross, Vice President of American Waste Control.  “We owe the success of the parade to our many volunteers, sponsors, parade committee, parade director Jessica Gullo, and to community leader and friend Josh McFarland for his passion behind Tulsa Christmas Parade.”

You can view Tulsa Christmas Parade in the top spot and other winners by category hereFor a complete list of 2019 Pinnacle Winners go to: For more information on the IFEA, go to:

About The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates under the umbrellas of IFEA Africa, IFEA Asia, IFEA Australia, IFEA Europe, IFEA Latin America, IFEA Middle East (MENASA), and IFEA North America, the organization’s common vision is for “A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration.” The Association offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide.

About The Tulsa Christmas Parade 
An international award winning parade and annual tradition for many Oklahoma families, the Tulsa Christmas Parade is celebrating 93 years in Green Country. The official event takes place December 14th, 2019 at 1 PM in Downtown Tulsa. For more information, visit  

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