Rapids River Days Parade
Friday, June 23, 2023
5:00 pm Lineup, 6:00 pm Start
Route runs along 6th Avenue starting near Pleasantview School.
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Reserve your spot early along the parade route!
The Rapids River Days Parade is one of the most popular parades in Central Minnesota, featuring more than 85 units and 16 marching bands in competition. The route runs along 6th Avenue starting near Pleasantview Elementary School and ending near the SRR Middle School. [SEE ROUTE MAP] Parade goers will enjoy the marching bands, decorated floats, motorized exhibitions, royalty, costumed characters, candy treats and MORE. Bring your neighbors and friends to the Sauk Rapids River Days Parade this summer and fill your evening with excitement and surprises!
New this year!....
Float Decorating CONTEST with 3 themes!
Get in the Winner's Circle and take home $200 cash if your float design wins BEST award in the Rapids River Days Parade for one of these three categories: 1) STORM Green & Gold, 2) We LOVE Sauk Rapids, and 3) Top Truck (fully decorated trucks)! Entry fees apply and units can win in only one category per entry.
The float judges also will be selecting Best Business and Best Non-Profit Organization as in previous years (see last year's winners at bottom of page). Put your creative hat on and submit your parade entry forms by Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Click on the Float Contest Flyer for ideas and more information.
2023 Marching Band Results
The Parade ENDS at Summit Avenue.
Departures MUST be made by turning LEFT or RIGHT onto Summit Avenue. DO NOT continue forward past the Middle School. Only Bands are allowed forward.
Congratulations to the
2023 Parade Unit Winners!
Each winning unit received $200!
Best Business Unit
North Crest Kids Activity Center
Best "We LOVE Sauk Rapids" Unit
Elevate Dance Center
Best Non-Profit Unit
JOY Christian Center
Best "STORM Green & Gold" Unit
Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm Dance Team