Line up starts at 9:00 AM
Parade starts at exactly 9:30 AM
Join the parade! Any child (ages infant to 12) who is wearing a costume and wants to have fun in a parade is welcome to participate! The only requirement is that all participants wear a costume. Your costume can be anything you’d like as long as it’s not offensive or a scary-type outfit.
Please note that parents who wish to push a stroller or pull a wagon must be wearing a costume too!
Every participant receives a cold treat (at the end). Volunteers and clowns will be there to organize and entertain participants before the start of the parade.
The parade is completed before the Bank Raid Re-enactment at 11 AM. The line up is on Division Street between 6th Street and 7th Street by Family Fair Supermarket (Econo Foods). The route goes North on Division to end at 3rd St. near the Library where a cold treat will be given out. Public restrooms are available in the Northfield Public Library.
This great 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. The Auxiliary still runs the parade and now draws 100-150 participants!
Can’t wait to see you and the great costumes you will wear the day of the parade.