Sunday June 4 1:00pm
cheese festival grand parade
The Pine Island Cheese Festival is excited to announce our 2023 Grand Parade. We hope each and every one of you will take the opportunity to participate in this event and join us as we celebrate the city we call home and the 87th year of Cheese Fest. The parade will begin on Sunday, June 04, 2023 at 1:00 PM. Line-up begins at 11:00am
1 Goodhue County Sheriff
2 American Legion Honor Guard
3 Remember Their Sacrifices
4 Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Pipe & Drums
5 Honor Guard - Fire Department
6 Pine Island Fire Department
7 Oronoco Fire/First Responders
8 Grand Marshall - Doris Glamm
9 Rochester Shrine Cycle Patrol
10 Meints Chiropractic & Wellness
11 Frandsen Bank
12 Small Town Media & Production
13 LP Collision and Island Tire
14 Pine Island Big Cheese
15 NextEra Energy Resources
16 Pine Island Paws
17 M&M Lawn & Leisure
18 Island Market
19 OnTrend Boutique
20 Girls Scouts of America
21 AR Auto Care
22 Miss Angie's Place
23 The Little Hair Salon
24 DeCook Drainage
25 PIHS Class of 1973
26 Goodhue Cty Sheriff Bearcat Horses
27 Land O Lakes
28 Larson Siding & Windows
29 Middle River Tree Service
30 Kats Excavating
31 Flagship Chevy LLC
32 Boy Scouts Troop 69
33 Pine Island FFA Chapter
34 Dodge County Dairy Princess
35 Paradigm Dance Project
36 Bob the Bug Man
37 Pine Island United Methodist Church
38 Goodhue Habitat for Humanity
39 Pine Island Panther Youth Wrestling
40 Olmsted County Dairy Princess
41 Treasure Island Resort & Casino
42 Prairie Island Indian Community
43 Nicole Mills Photography
45 Cannon Valley Fair
46 Bellechester Lions Club
47 Peak Remodel & Design Solutions
48 Smiley Face Car
49 Island Riders Saddle Club
50 Pine Island Girls Basketball
51 Pine Island Lions Club
52 Texas Roadhouse
53 St. Paul Lutheran Church
54 Mayor (David Friese)
55 Promised Meadow horses
56 Prinvest Advisors
57 Lisa Levi, the Free Book Buggie
58 Miss Mazeppa
59 Visiting Angels
60 Goodhue County Republicans
61 Legacy Concrete
62 Historical Couple of Pine Island (Kim/Carol Tipka) with Spirit Club
63 Pine Island Spirit Club/Cheesely
64 Mini horses/carts
FEED Classic Tractors
RAIN OR SHINE!
Entries in the parade must adhere to line-up times. This information will be communicated prior to the festival.
A valid driver’s license and insurance information for the unit will be required at check-in for units that are motorized.
Unless approved prior to the parade, vehicle count is limited to 4 vehicles per unit.
Please keep the parade moving and avoid large gaps between units. All units are required to maintain a forward motion.
All units will refrain from squirting water.
Entries with animals must provide their own clean up.
In the event of heavy rain, lightning, thunder, and/or hail, the parade will be delayed up to one hour. If there is a break in the weather, as determined from the present conditions, weather reports, and the discretion of the parade committee, the parade will start in its scheduled order. If the weather remains severe, the parade will be canceled.
Paid parade entries in attendance will be paid if the parade if cancelled. If your entry is not present, you will not be paid.
All units need to stop by the yellow Lions check-in tent between 11AM-Noon to sign in and get a line-up position.
The tent is located at the corner of 1st Ave SE and 2nd St SE. (American Legion property/main entrance of PI High School).
Line-up begins at the corner of 3rd St SE and 3rd Ave SE. Line-up streets include 3rd Ave SE (N+S), and 4th St SE (E+W)
The parade route travels N along Main St to 3rd St NW. At that intersection it turns W toward Pine Haven Care Center.
End point is Collins Park at the corner of 3rd St NW and 3rd Ave NW. Make arrangements to pick up marchers at Collins Park.
For-profit businesses must have their entry fees paid prior to marching. You may do so in person by check, or by mail PO Box 217 Pine Island, MN 55963.
Paid units can pick up their fees at the yellow check-in tent prior to marching.