Huge crowds came out Sunday to see the 2015 Twin Cities Pride Parade.
Preparations are underway for the largest one-day festival in the Midwest. The Cactus Blossoms gave WCCO a sneak peek of their set for Grand Old Day in St. Paul in a rooftop performance on our Saturday morning show. Grand Old Days kicks off Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with a parade.
Some call it summer, some call it festival season. It seems every weekend there are great community events across the state of Minnesota. This week we head to Pine Island to show case the annual Cheese Festival!
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and if you’re looking for a place to go, we have a few ideas. There will be two big St. Patrick’s Day parades.
The record snowfall that hit the Boston area kept the festivities on ice for an extra day but Patriots fans came out in droves to celebrate their fourth Super Bowl title of the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era.
It’s about to be a very Taylor Thanksgiving.
Billed as “Melvin the Wacky Wheeler,” Summerbell has been performing in the Minnesota State Fair’s daily parade for a decade.
If you see an enormous pack of dogs roaming Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis Friday night, have no fear. We have not begun descent into a post-apocalyptic, Cormac McCarthy-like reality. It’s just a good ol’ fashioned doggy parade, y’all! The Northeast Dog Parade is a chance for pooches to get the fanfare they deserve.
It’s been just over a week since Delano battled flood waters on the Crow River. The river crested at more than 21 feet, the second highest in history. Several businesses in the downtown area were forced to close along with a busy bridge. Homes were also threatened by the high water.
A popular parade band may have to go silent this summer because its float has gone missing. The custom float that takes the Zuhrah Shrine Steel Drum Band to parades around the state was stolen this weekend, which means they could miss parades in more than a dozen communities this summer.
Expect to see a lot of Irish spirit this weekend. Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, but many celebrations will begin as soon as Friday.
Lady Antebellum will be joining forces with a slew of Broadway casts during The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS on Nov. 28.
The city of Anoka lived up to its billing as the “Halloween Capital of the World” on Saturday. The Grand Day Parade began at 1 p.m. in downtown Anoka, with over 150 floats and dozens of marching bands. Organizers estimate that they get up to 40,000 people to turn out every year. The event, which began in 1920, is the largest and longest-running parade in Minnesota.
Parade starts at 11:30 am on Nicollet Mall
A bright holiday tradition in downtown Minneapolis is nearing the end of the road. The Holidazzle parades have been running down Nicollet Mall since 1992 – the year Mall of America opened in Bloomington — with new competition for downtown retailers.
Wednesday night is the night for those who love floats and bands. The Aquatennial Torchlight Parade will head down Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. WCCO Morning Show anchors Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas will serve as grand marshals.
Another long-time Fourth of July tradition is the parade in Cannon Falls. Photojournalist Brad Kopp captured the parade route.
Twin Cities PRIDE is taking over Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. This year, festival goers can expect a few key changes fueled by the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill.
We watch it every year around this time — the dancers, the waving royalty and, of course, the balloons. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is a big tradition but what would you say is your all-time favorite balloon? Vote here.
A teen in the southern Twin Cities metro with a rare metabolic disorder will get his own parade thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A bikini parade scheduled for Saturday is apparently quite a few marchers short of breaking a world record.
As part of the Paddle Fish Days parade, approximately 450 women in bikinis might be walking down Main Street in the small town of Madison Lake.
Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.
Several residents have been staking out their spots for Delano’s Fourth of July parade since Monday, marking off areas of sidewalk with chalk and caution tape.
The 40th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival, one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the country, promises a full weekend of pride. From the Parade and Beer Dabbler to the Pride Boat Cruise, this is one weekend in the Twin Cities not to be missed.