FFTC’s Guide to Local Parades in the Twin Cities

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.

2020 PARADES

July 2020 Parades

July 22, 2020: CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade | Minneapolis, Hennepin, 8:30pm.

August 2020 Parades

Aug 1, 2020: Canadian Days Drive-By Car Parade | Little Canada, 10am-11am
Parade route will drive by homes of nominated seniors. To nominate a Little Canada graduating senior or a senior citizen submit here. The parade route will be posted at by July 27, 2020. 

Aug 9, 2020: Rockford River Days Grand Parade | Rockford, 12pm

Aug 21, 2020: Manitou Days, downtown White Bear Lake, 6:30pm (Postponed from 6/19/20)

Aug 23, 2020: Ki Chi Saga Days | Chisago City, 282nd Street on Old Towne Road. 2pm

September 2020 Parades

Sept 13, 2020: James J. Hill Parade | Wayzata, Lake Street. 2pm.

Sept 26, 2020: Pan-O-Prog Parades | Lakeville Downtown
Kiddie Parade, 10-11am & Grand Parade, 5:30pm. (Postponed from 7/11/20)

Postponed Parades With Dates To Be Announced:

TBA: Bike Parade | Linden Hill, Minneapolis, 11am

TBA: Chaska River City Days Parade 

TBA: Heritage Days | Vadnais Heights, McMenemy and Oak Grove. 12pm


Please let us know of the ones we missed.

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June 2019 Parades

6/30/2019 3:00pm: Patriotic Bike Rally, Lions Valley Place Park, 32nd Ave N, Crystal

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March 2020 – St. Patrick’s Day Parades

CANCELLED FOR 2020 March 17, 2020: St Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Mears Park, Saint Paul | 12pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 March 17, 2020: World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Hopkins, Mainstreet

CANCELLED FOR 2020 March 17, 2020: Minneapolis’ Saint Patrick’s Day Parade | Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis | 6:30pm

St. Patrick's Day

May 2020 Parades

CANCELLED FOR 2020 May 3, 2020: MayDay Parade, Minneapolis
While, IHOB has cancelled for 2020 with plans to return 5/2/2021, another community organization is planning a smaller version of the parade this year. 11am.

VIRTUAL IN 2020 May 2, 2020: Cinco de Mayo Parade, St. Paul, 10am

June 2020 Parades

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 4, 2020: Tower Days Parade | Spring Lake Park, 81st and Able St. 6:30pm.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 7, 2020: Grand Old Day Parade | St. Paul Grand Ave 9:30am.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 11, 2020: Celebrate Brooklyn Park Community Parade | Brooklyn Park
The parade features emergency vehicles, visiting royalty, live music, community organizations and Spud McTater. 6:30pm.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 12, 2020: Father Hennepin Festival | Champlin, West River Road, 6:30pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 14, 2020: Parade of Boats | Centennial Park, Edina
This is more of an event than a traditional parade. 8am-dusk.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 16, 2020: Celebrate NorthEast | Central Ave between 18th and 27th, 6:30pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 18, 2020: Fridley ’49ers Days, Fridley Middle School

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 20, 2020: Strawberry Fest, Cottage Grove, 10:30am

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 24, 2020: Happy Birthday America Kids Parade | Hilde Performance Center, Plymouth, 10am

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 25, 2020: Summerfest, Oakdale, 6pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 25, 2020: Earle Brown Days Parade | Brooklyn Center, 59th & Dupont. 6:30pm.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 26, 2020: Kaposia Days Grande Parade | South St. Paul, 6:30pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 26, 2020: Columbia Heights Jamboree Parade | 45th & Central Ave, 6pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 27, 2020: Dew Days Parades | Farmington
Kiddie Parade, 10am & Full Parade, 5pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 27, 2020: Blaine Festival | Jefferson St. from 117th, 12pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 June 29, 2020: Rose Parade | Roseville Lexington Ave from B-2 to C, 6:15pm

July 2020 Parades

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 4, 2020: 10:00 am: July 4 Parade | Eagan
Also a Bike Parade on July 3, 4pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 4, 2020: 4th of July Parade | Afton Main Street, 12:30pm.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 11, 2020: Karl Oskar Days | Lindstrom, 6pm

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 12, 2020: Whiz Bang Days | Robbinsdale, ends at Sanborn Park. 6pm.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 15, 2020: White Bear Avenue Parade | Ramsey County Fair, Maplewood

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 19, 2020: Raspberry Festival | Hopkins, Mainstreet b/t 5th and 17th. 1pm.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 19, 2020: Log Jam | Stillwater, begins at Churchhill and Greeley. 1pm.

CANCELLED FOR 2020 July 25, 2020: Slice of Shoreview Days, Shoreview, Victoria Ave. 6pm.

August 2020 Parades

CANCELLED FOR 2020 Aug 8, 2020: Stockyard Days Grand Parade, New Brighton, Old Highway 8

CANCELLED FOR 2020 Aug 23, 2020: Woodbury Days Grand Parade | Ojibway Park (Woodbury High School). 11am.

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