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. Our growing list of parades is fully updated for 2019.
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 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.)
- 6/6/2019 6:30 pm: Tower Days, Spring Lake Park, 81st and Able St.
- 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
- 6/29/2019 Noon: Blaine Festival,Jefferson St. from 117th
- TBA?: Water Parade, Phalen Park, St. Paul (Waterfest is June 1st, but we’ve seen no information on a parade this year.)
July 2019 Parades
- 7/4/2019 10:00 am: July 4 Parade, Eagan (Also a Bike Parade on 7/3/19 @ 4pm)
- 7/4/2019 12:30 pm: 4th of July Parade, Afton Main Street
- 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
- TBA James J. Hill Parade, Wayzata (9/9/18 2:00 pm)
Please let us know of the ones we missed.