Hopkins Raspberry Festival Grande Day Parade

We cordially invite you to participate in our Grande Day Parade as we celebrate the 84th Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival. You will love our enthusiastic crowds and enjoy beautiful Hopkins Mainstreet! The Grande Day Parade will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm Awards Include: Visiting Royalty Floats: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places Judging begins one hour prior to the start of the parade. All animal entries must provide their own clean up. Clean up crews must follow directly behind the units to clean up excrement. No exceptions. Absolutely no literature of any kind may be handed out during the parade. Do not throw items from the parade unit. Candy may be handed out by walkers along the curb-side. To keep the parade moving, all units must stay within three car lengths of the unit ahead of them. If a large gap occurs, you must speed up to close the gap. If any parade rules are violated, a warning will be issued by a parade marshal and that entry may be barred from future parades. If the warning is ignored, the unit may be escorted off the parade route. Fee Structure: Visiting royalty may enter free of charge Hopkins businesses with a Hopkins mailing address may enter free of charge. Donations are accepted to help off-set festival costs Non-Hopkins businesses must pay a $150.00 entry fee Political entries are not allowed in the parade. If you are a politician or representing a political group, please refer to the Marketplace Craft Fair All applicants will be notified by mail and/or e-mail of their lineup information by July 14, 2019.