Click the links below to view 2021 parade photos:

2021 Parade Prize Winners:   

Wow!  Extreme!

  1. Vietnam Wall Memorial
  2. League of Women Voters

Best Dressed Business          

  1. Andy's Towing
  2. St. Joseph Booster Club - Rocktoberfest

Classy Vehicles         

  1. Rock on Trucks
  2. Opus Motor Car

Cool Youth     

  1. Granite City Gearheads
  2. Church of St. Joseph Parish Youth


  1. Notch's Belgiums
  2. n/a

4th of July Theme      

  1. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Tribute
  2. Miss Sauk Rapids

HM      Great Northern Theatre Company
HM      Ringsmuth Riders Unicycle Team
HM      Knights of Columbus

Thank you to our parade sponsors: Church of St. Joseph, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Pam's Auto, Inc., St. Joseph Mutual Insurance Co., Coborn's, Sentry Bank, Gene Scherer & Sons Trucking Inc., Finken Companies, Styles, Cotton, & Milbert PA, St. Joe Mini-Storage, St. Joseph American Legion Post 328, Dr. Aaron Boatz, and Brenny Transportation.

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.

Festival Information

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


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

July 1st:

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 on Lot 11 or may start by Neighbors/Armory area.
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