Sunday June 7th 1:00pm

cheese festival grande parade

sponsored by prairie island indian community 

2020 Line Up

pine island fire department

osman shriners Daddy o's - sponsored by Jonathan Pahl & l.p. collision 

Osman Shriners Zagalas Car Club

Osman Shriners Cycle Patrol

Rochester Clown Roundup 

Osman Shriners Dragon Patrol

The Pine Island Cheese Festival is excited to announce our 2020 Grand Parade. We would like to invite you to participate in what we believe will be the most exciting parade we’ve done in years!  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 84th year of Cheese Fest.  The parade will begin on Sunday, June 07, 2020 at 1:00 PM.  Line-up begins at 11:00am

 

Registration must be completed by May 24, 2020

RAIN OR SHINE!

 

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. 

  • Throwing of candy is permitted. 

  • 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.

  • Tossing of candy and distribution of hand-outs is allowed and encouraged! Please ensure that candies are wrapped. Let’s keep those kiddies safe!

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