Enjoy a unique parade through the heart of Northfield. Entertainment abounds from the Raiders and Towns Folks to Shriners and a Marching Choir! Please note- no political campaigning is part of the parade.


Start time is at 2pm on Sunday. The route starts at the high school and runs straight down Division St to the Public Library.  Average elapsed time runs between 90 minutes to 2 hours.  This parade is well attended so arriving early is recommended.


View Parade Route Road Map (PDF)


View 2019 Parade Line-up (PDF)

2019 Defeat of Jesse James Days Parade Judging Results

1st Place: Woodbury Ambassadors
2nd Place: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Ambassadors
3rd Place: St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family

1st Place: Northfield Girl Scouts
2nd Place: Nordmarka Lodge Sons of Norway
3rd Place: Rice County 4-H

1st Place: Millersberg Construction
2nd Place: MN Ag Group/Larsen Implement
3rd Place : Goat Dispatch

Clown Entertainment
1st Place: Clowns Across the River
2nd Place: Selim Grotto Clowns
3rd Place: St. Paul Clown Club

1st Place: Schell’s Hobo Band
2nd Place: Brio Brass
3rd Place: Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band

High School Marching Bands
1st Place: St. Peter Marching Band
2nd Place: United Marching Band


Register to be in the Parade


Important parade instructions for PARTICIPANTS only (Bands see below)


Step #1


2019 parade invitation letter (all downloads in PDF format)


Step #2


Fill out the online application here.  OR


If you’d prefer, you can print out and mail parade application here (Non-Band Units Only)


Step #3


Each participant is required to submit a waiver form. Get this download here.


Provide insurance information. That form is here!


If you are a band, please use these instead.


Band Application Form HERE


(All forms are in Microsoft Word format)