Parades are some of the best family fun in the summer. They’re free, you get candy, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to show up and cheer. Bring a blanket or a chair – oh, and some pillowcases for all the tootsie rolls you’ll be collecting. Some parade dates have already been set for 2020, and we’ll keep checking and adding.
Also check out our Festivals & Fairs: Year-Round Family Guide.
May 2020 Parades
- Cancelled: MayDay Parade, Minneapolis (Cancelled for 2020. Look for it again 5/2/2021).
June 2020 Parades
- 6/4/2020 6:30 pm: Tower Days, Spring Lake Park, 81st and Able St.
July 2020 Parades
- 7/4/2020 10:00 am: July 4 Parade, Eagan (Also a Bike Parade on 7/3/19 @ 4pm)
- 7/4/2020 12:30 pm: 4th of July Parade, Afton Main Street
Please let us know of the ones we missed.
Past Parades – Plan for Next Year:
May 2019 Parades
June 2019 Parades
- 6/2/2019: Grand Old Days, St. Paul Grand Ave. (With the festival getting cancelled and then un-cancelled for 2019, the details are still a bit scarce, but previous years parades have started at 9:30am. This is a good guess.)
- 6/7/2019 6:30pm: Father Hennepin Festival, Champlin , West River Road
- 6/9/2019 8 am-Dusk: Parade of Boats, Centennial Park, Edina (This is more of an event than a traditional parade)
- 6/13/2019 6:30 pm: Tater Daze, Brooklyn Park
- 6/13/2019 6:30 pm: Fridley ’49ers Days, Fridley Middle School (61st Ave & 7th St.)
- 6/14/2019 6:30 pm: Manitou Days, downtown White Bear Lake
- 6/15/2019 10:30 am: Strawberry Fest, Cottage Grove
- 6/15/2019 10:00 am: Dew Days Kiddie Parade, 5:00 pm Full Parade, Farmington
- 6/18/2019 6:30 pm: Celebrate NorthEast, Central Ave between 18th and 27th
- 6/20/2019 6:00 pm: Summerfest, Oakdale
- 6/24/2019 6:15 pm: Rose Parade, Roseville Lexington Ave from B-2 to C
- 6/26/2019 10:00 am: Happy Birthday America Kids Parade, Hilde Performance Center, Plymouth
- 6/28/2019 6:30 pm: Kaposia Days, South St. Paul
- 6/28/2019: Columbia Heights Jamboree
- 6/29/2019 Noon: Blaine Festival,Jefferson St. from 117th
- 6/30/2019 3:00pm: Patriotic Bike Rally, Lions Valley Place Park, 32nd Ave N, Crystal
July 2019 Parades
- 7/13/2019 5:30 pm: Pan-O-Prog Parade, Lakeville Downtown (Kiddie Parade 10-11am)
- 7/13/2019 6:00 pm: Karl Oskar Days, Lindstrom (Not updated as of May)
- 7/14/2019 3:00 pm: Whiz Bang Days, Robbinsdale ends at Sanborn Park
- 7/21/2019 1:00 pm: Raspberry Festival, Hopkins, Mainstreet b/t 5th and 17th
- 7/21/2019 1pm: Log Jam, Stillwater begins at Churchhill and Greeley
- TBA: Wannigan Days, St. Croix Falls (Traditionally Saturday evening)
- 7/24/2019 8:30 pm: CenterPoint Energy Torchlight, Minneapolis Hennepin
- 7/27/2019 10:00 am: Slice of Shoreview Days, Shoreview, Victoria Ave.
August 2019 Parades
- 8/8/2019 6:00 pm Stockyard Days, New Brighton, Old Highway 8
- 8/11/2019 Noon: Rockford River Days, Rockford
- 8/18/2019 Noon: Heritage Days, Vadnais Heights, McMenemy and Oak Grove
- 8/18/2019 2:00 pm: Ki Chi Saga days, Chisago City
- 8/25/2019 11:00 am: Woodbury Days, Woodbury
September 2019 Parades
- New! 9/2/2019 9:00 am: Labor Day Parade, Saint Paul
- 9/8/2019 2pm: James J. Hill Parade, Wayzata (9/9/18 2:00 pm)