Kiddie Parade

Saturday – 9:30 am – 6th and Division Street (Line-up near Econo Foods)

Line up starts at 9:00 AM
Parade starts at exactly 9:30 AM

The parade is completed before the Bank Raid Re-enactment at 11 AM. Line up is on Division Street between 6th Street and 7th Street (by Econo Foods). The route goes North on Division to 2nd Street (by Archer House) where the ice cream treat will be given out.

Any kid (ages range from infant to 12) who is willing to dress up in a costume and have fun in a parade is welcome to participate. Only requirement is that participants wear a costume.

hermey2Please note that parents who wish to push a stroller must be wearing a costume too!

“Kids” 13+ are welcome to participate by being helpers and banner bearers.

Every participant receives a participation ribbon, and a Culvers Custard (at the end). Volunteers and clowns will be there to organize and entertain participants before the start of the parade.
Stop at the end of the Kiddie Parade route and see Hermey the Clown and twist a balloon animal for you.
Costumes are grouped in 5 main categories:
  1. Fancy Dress (1 or 2 )
  2. Fancy Dress groups (3 or more)
  3. Bikes & Tricycles
  4. Wagons & Floats
  5. Animals
This event began in 1961 by the VFW Auxiliary Post 4393 (Northfield) to get the kids involved in DJJD. The first parade only had 25 kids take part. Annually, the parade now draws 250-300.
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Come See Hermey the Clown.