2020 4th of July Parade CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

IMPORTANT UPDATE: THE 2020 PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

If you have questions about the parade, please contact the Parade Chairs: Lion Ken Stommes at 493-5810 or Lion Mary Stommes at 493-8331.

View photos from past parades.

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.


Registration will open on April 1, 2021; the last day to register is June 25. Go to the Parade Registration page to register then refer to the information below:

Parade Line-Up: 8:30 am; Parade Start: 10 am; Parade Length: 1.5 miles

  • 2021 4th of July Parade Map [pending]
  • 2021 4th of July Instructions for Entrants  [pending]
  • 2021 Parade Program (pending; available July 1, 2021)

Parade line-up order is determined primarily by the date you submit the registration form AND WHEN THE APPLICABLE REGISTRATION FEE IS RECEIVED VIA MAIL.

July 1st:   

  • Click the Parade Program link above (not available until July 1, 2021) to get your Parade Line Up Number.
  • Print out 2 copies of assigned number from Parade Program. 

July 4th line up:   

Stop at check in within the college campus showing your pre-printed Parade Line Up Number. 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/semi staging is on Minnesota Street prior to the parade start point.
  • Marching Band staging is North of the parade start point in the Ballpark.
  • Animal entry staging is at The Farm which is West on Sunset Drive within the college campus.

July 20th:  

  • Parade Prize Winners to be posted.

Members of the St. Joseph Lions Club prepare for the 2018 4th of July Parade

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