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Rapids River Days Parade

2019 Parade Lineup
Parade Entries are now closed for 2019.
Friday, June 21, 2019  •  6:00 pm
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 80 units and 14 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!

2018 Marching Band Winners

Class AAA

Owatonna, 1st place,

best color guard


Buffalo, 2nd place,

best percussion

St. Michael-Albertville, 3rd place

Class AA

Sartell-St. Stephen, 1st place,


Alexandria, 2nd place,

best color guard


St. Cloud Solar Sound, 3rd place,

best percussion

Class A

Kerkhoven Murdock Sunburg, 1st place,

best color guard, best drumline

Winona Cotter, 2nd place

Foley, 3rd place

Royalton, 4th place


Middle School Division

Sartell Junior High, 1st place,

best color guard

Milaca Intermediate, 2nd place,

best percussion

NOTE: The Sauk Rapids-Rice Marching Storm
and the SRR Middle School Marching Band are the

HOST BANDS during the Rapids River Days Parade

and do not compete in the band competition.

Best Business Unit – North Crest Kids Activity Center

Best Non-Profit Unit – Sauk Rapids Youth Hockey

Overall Judges Choice – Express Clydesdales

Congratulations to the

2018 Parade Winners!

Parade Route.jpg
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The Parade will END at Summit Avenue this year. Departures MUST be made by turning LEFT onto Summit Ave heading North. There are road closures at 4th St S with no thru traffic allowed.