Grande Day Parade

       NOTE: OUR PARADE TIME HAS CHANGED TO 12:30 PM.

» Parade Route Map

» 2017 Parade Lineup

On Sunday, June 11th at 12:30 p.m. over 10,000 people line Main street for what is said to be one of the areas best parades. More than 100 units will participate including over 30 visiting royalty, antique cars, tractors, horses, politicians, community groups, and a host of local businesses.

Applications for the parade are open to any business in the Albertville or St. Michael area, Albertivllle or St. Michael Community Groups, Albertville or St. Michael Church Groups, any person wishing to enter a Antique automobile, tractor, Animal units, Novelty units, and Visiting Royalty.  If you are interested in participating in the parade email us by May 15th for an application at afcd1987@gmail.com

Each year, the parade features an outstanding citizen from the community. This year, The Albertville Lions have been selected as Outstanding Citizens.

The STMA Marching Knights are the feature band. STMA Junior High Marching Knights will also be performing in this years parade.  The 6 High School bands competing this year will be Benson, Maple Lake, Blaine, Maple Grove, Litchfield, and Waconia.  Trophies are awarded to the top four marching bands. The top two local units, and visiting royalty floats are awarded trophies as well. Bring your lawn chairs, bring your family, and bring your friends to join in the fun. You can watch the awards ceremony for the bands immediately following the parade at the STMA Middle School West Stadium. Awards for the local and visiting royalty units are presented during the Coronation at the STMA High School.

The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. SHARP, with lineup starting at 10:00 a.m. along Barthel Industrial Drive. The parade starts on 59th street and runs south on Main Avenue to 50th Street. The parade can be viewed anywhere along Main Street. There will be an announcers/judges stand at 56th street. Marching Bands disperse at the STMA Middle School West. Portable toilets and garbage receptacles are available along the parade route. Please help keep Albertville Clean by using the receptacles. Blowups, toys, and concessions stands are available along the parade route.

Our Parade is limited to just over 100 units. Businesses are limited to the immediate Albertville and St. Michael area. Groups will be limited to the Albertville and St. Michael areas. A complete listing of the parade lineup will be available on the downloads page of this website after June 1st of this year. You can also download a map of the parade lineup and route.