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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, 2022 at 1:00 PM.  Line-up begins at 11:00am


Registration must be completed by May 15, 2023



General Rules

  • 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.

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