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

St. Joseph Lions 4th of July Parade

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 (see below). Parade registration confirmation will be e-mailed within 3 weeks of registration receipt.

Entry line up numbers and the parade program will be available on the web site on July 1.

April 1: Parade registration start

1.  Registration Form [pdf with form fields to type in and print]

2.  Rules and Safety [pdf]

3.  Parade Map [pdf]

Pay close attention to the parade prize categories; you could win!
See below for the 2017 winners.

If you have questions about the parade, please contact us:

  • Lions Ken and Mary Stommes; email; phone: 493-8331
  • Lions Joe and Joanne Bechtold; phone: 363-4483

July 1:

Read the “Parade Program” (to be posted July 1) to find your Entry Line Up Number (to come).

Print out 2 copies of your assigned number from the list of Entry Line Up Numbers (to come).

July 1 available documents:

1.  Parade Program (to come)

2.  Entry Line Up Numbers (to come)

July 4th line up:

Stop at registration (on College Avenue) and show your pre-printed Parade Entry Number. There you will be assigned a staging lot number. Proceed to your staging lot. Find and park near 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.

View 2017 parade photos and photos from past parades.

Congratulations to the 2017 prize winners:flag

Wow! Extreme!

  1. Great Northern Theatre Company
  2. Rockville Sportsman's Club

Cool Youth

  1. St. Joe Cub Scouts Pack 84
  2. Granite City Gearheads Robotics

Best-Dressed Business

  1. Local Blend and Minnesota Street Market
  2. Electrolux Major Appliances

Classy Vehicles

  1. Rock On Trucks
  2. Jacobs Prairie Tractors


  1. Plafcan Ponies
  2. Shady Oaks Draft Horses

4th of July Theme

  1. Sauk Rapids Community Ambassadors
  2. Finken Companies

Honorable Mention

  1. Pineview Park BMX
  2. Foley Ambassadors
  3. Woods Farmer Seed and Nursery

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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