The Delano 4th of July Parade
Max returned to WCCO-TV as a sports reporter and anchor in April 2005.
He also hosts WCCO Sports Tonight With Mike Max on WCCO Radio. Prior to hosting the radio show, Mike hosted Sports Connection on the Midwest Sports Channel.
All roads to the parade route will close at 9:00 a.m. with the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. - see map below. Please come to town early and pick your spot to enjoy the morning festivities!
The parade begins at Delano High School at the corner of Tiger Drive and Elm Avenue, parade route ends in Central Park at the crossing of North River Street and 3rd Street.
Grand Marshal History
2013 - Mike Max, WCCO Sports
2012 - Keith Marler, Fox 9 Meteorologist
2011 - Merrill Pavlovich, MSHSL Coaching Hall of Famer, Delano HS Football
2010 - John Randle, NFL Hall of Fame
2009 - Mike Lynch, WCCO Radio Meterologist
2008 - Margaret (Cedergren) Vaughan, First Miss Delano (1968)
2007 - Jason Davis, KSTP TV "On the Road"
2006 - Tim Pawlenty, MN Governor
2005 - Brock Lesnar, NCAA Wrestling Champion
2004 - Delano Academics: Destination Imagination/Science Olympiad
2003 - Lori Line, musician
2002 - The Durst Quadruplets
2001 - Nate Althoff, Utah Utes Basketball
2000 - Scouting in Delano: Wylene Van Guilder and Burton Barber, Scout Leaders
1999 – Ragnar, Minnesota Vikings Mascot
1998 – Jesse Ventura, Governor, Professional Wrestler, Actor
1997 – Terri Traen, KQRS Radio Host
1996 – Crunch, MN Timberwolves Mascot
1995 – Roger Erickson, WCCO Radio
1994 – Char Iten
1993 – Palani Theis, 1993 Easter Seal Society Child Representative
1992 – Sally Adams, “Billboard Sally”
(see: A knack for knowing things: stories from St. Paul neighborhoods and beyond By Don Boxmeyer, p. 160)
1991 – Sgt. Loren Stabnow, Desert Storm Vet
1990 – Gordon Barnden, Royal British Legion Club, Walton-On-Naze, Essex, England
1989 – Martin and Kitty Van Lith, WWII veterans
1988 – Craig Hartsburg, Minnesota North Stars
1987 – Neal Broten, Minnesota North Stars
1986 – Corrie Jean Dibb, Miss Minnesota US Teen 1986
1985 – Veterans: Henry Elsen, WWI; Donald Weigenant, WWII; Joseph Kittok, Vietnam
1984 – Bill Farmer, WCCO
1983 – Ray Christensen, WCCO
1982 – Ray Christensen, WCCO
1977 – Hubert H. Humphrey, Senator
1976 – Hubert H. Humphrey, Senator
If anyone has information on grand marshals prior to 1976 (or 1978-1981), contact Gueningsman at: (763) 972-1028 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade Route Map