Parade

Minnesota's Oldest and Largest

2017 PARADE ROUTE
2017 PARADE ROUTE LINEUP

 

The Delano 4th of July Parade will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Attended by thousands from across the Upper Midwest, the state’s oldest and largest Fourth of July parade begins at the intersection of Wright County Road 30 and River Street at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 4.

It will begin on River Street at the County Road 30 intersection and go south to Railroad Avenue, east to Second Street North, north to Elm Avenue, and east to the Tiger Drive intersection. This route follows the same streets as it did in 2016, but is being run in reverse due to construction affecting the Delano High School parking lot, which typically serves as a staging area for the parade. The parade route, County Road 30 to Tiger Drive will close at 8 a.m., and Elm Avenue East to County Line Road Southeast will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. July 4, and will remain closed until the completion of the parade. 

Please come to town early and pick your spot to enjoy the festivities at Minnesota's Oldest and Largest Celebration! 

Grand Marshal History
2017 - Paul Thomas
2016 - Mark Dayton, Minnesota State Governor
2015 - Tom Emmer, U.S. House Representative, District 6
2014 - Madeline, representing Wishes & More
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”
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
1981-
1980–
1979 –
1978 –
1977 –Hubert H. Humphrey, Senator
1976 – Hubert H. Humphrey, Senator

 


Minnesota's oldest and largest 4th of July Celebration!

Since 1857