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On behalf of the St. Joseph Lions Club we invite you to participate in this year's St. Joseph Lion's 4th of July Parade. 

Your parade line up number is dependent upon when you send in your registration form. Parade registration confirmation will be emailed within 3 weeks of registration receipt.

Parade Line Up Numbers and the Parade Program will be available July 1st on this website. 

Pay close attention to the parade prize categoriesyou could win if you sign up for a prize category!

April 1st:  Parade Registration 'GO' day.

April 1st documents:

1.  Registration Form [pdf]

2.  Rules and Safety [pdf]

3.  Parade Map [pdf]

4.  Parade Prize Winner information from last year [pdf]

July 1st additional website documents available:

1.  Parade Program 

2.  Parade Line Up Numbers

July 1st instruction:  

Click the Parade Program link. Select it to get your Parade Line Up Number.

Print out 2 copies of assigned number from Parade Program.

July 4th line up:  

Stop at registration (on College Avenue) showing your pre-printed Parade Line Up Number. There you will be assigned a staging lot number. Proceed to your staging lot. Find and park at your ‘parade number stake’ in the staging lot. Please tape your 2 pre-printed parade numbers to either side of your vehicle (bring tape and tape it on). Judges/staging/spectators want to see this number.

  • Large truck staging is on Minnesota Street
  • Marching band staging is in the ballpark
  • Animal entry staging is at the Farm

July 11th: Parade Prize Winners will be posted.


If you have questions about the parade, please contact the Parade Chairs:

Lions Ken and Mary Stommes: 493-8331

Lions Joe and Joanne Bechtold: 363-4483


View 2018 pre-parade photos, 2018 parade day photos and photos from past parades.


Parade Co-Chairs Joe and Joanne Bechtold and Mary and Ken Stommes


History of the 4th of July Parade

Click here to read about the history of the St. Joseph 4th of July parade.


July 3rd Concert and July 3rd and 4th Festival Information

Visit JoeTownRocks for a complete schedule of bands and other activities taking place on July 3rd and 4th.

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