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.