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.
Also check out our Festivals & Fairs: Year-Round Family Guide.
May 2019 Parades
- 5/4/2019 10:00 am: Cinco de Mayo, St. Paul
- 5/5/2019 10:00 am: MayDay Parade, Minneapolis (2019 could be the last year for this parade).
- 5/19/2019 11:00 am: Bike Parade, Linden Hill, Minneapolis
June 2018 Parades
- 6/2/2018 11:00 am: Water Parade, Phalen Park, St. Paul
- 6/3/2018 9:30 am: Grand Old Days, St. Paul Grand Ave.
- 6/7/2018 6:30 pm: Tower Days, Spring Lake Park, 81st and Able St.
- 6/9/2018 11 am: Father Hennepin Festival, Champlin , West River Road
- 6/10/2018 11 am: Parade of Boats, Centennial Park, Edina
- 6/14/2018 6:30 pm: Tater Daze, Brooklyn Park
- 6/14/2018 6:30 pm: Fridley Days, Fridley Middle School (61st Ave & 7th St.)
- 6/15/2018 6:30 pm: Manitou Days, downtown White Bear Lake
- 6/16/2018 10:30 am: Strawberry Fest, Cottage Grove
- 6/16/2018 10:00 am: Dew Days Kiddie Parade, 5:00 pm Full Parade, Farmington
- 6/19/2018 6:30 pm: Celebrate NorthEast, Central Ave between 18th and 27th
- 6/21/2018 6:00 pm: Summerfest, Oakdale
- 6/22/2018 6:30 pm: Kaposia Days, South St. Paul
- 6/23/2018 Noon: Blaine Festival,Jefferson St. from 117th
- 6/25/2018 6:15 pm: Rose Parade,Roseville Lexington Ave from B-2 to C
July 2018 Parades
- 7/4/2018 10:00 am: July 4 Parade, Eagan (Also a Bike Parade on 7/3/18 @ 4pm)
- 7/4/2018 12:30 pm: 4th of July Parade, Afton Main Street
- 7/14/2018 5:30 pm: Pan-O-Prog Parade, Lakeville Downtown
- 7/14/2018 6:00 pm: Karl Oskar Days, Lindstrom (Not updated as of May)
- 7/15/2018 1:00 pm: Raspberry Festival, Hopkins, Mainstreet b/t 5th and 17th
- 7/15/2018 3:00 pm: Whiz Bang Days, Robbinsdale ends at Sanborn Park
- 7/18/2018 8:30 pm: CenterPoint Energy Torchlight, Minneapolis Hennepin
- 7/21/2018 6:00 pm: Wannigan Days, St. Croix Falls (New Month!)
- 7/28/2018 10:00 am: Slice of Shoreview Days, Shoreview, Victoria Ave.
- 7/22/2018 1:05 pm: Log Jam, Stillwater begins at Churchhill and Greeley
August 2018 Parades
- 8/9/2018 6:00 pm Stockyard Days, New Brighton, Old Highway 8
- 8/12/2018 Noon: Rockford River Days, Rockford
- 8/19/2018 Noon: Heritage Days, Vadnais Heights, McMenemy and Oak Grove
- 8/19/2018 2:00 pm: Ki Chi Saga days, Chisago City
- 8/26/2018 11:00 am: Woodbury Days, Woodbury
September 2018 Parades
- 9/9/2018 2:00 pm James J. Hill Parade, Wayzata
Please let us know of the ones we missed.