Info for Eager Kids

7:00 - 7:59 AM

Pre-Parade Festivities! Kid-focused family fun complete with photo ops and meet-and-greets! Pre-Parade Festivities will be held at the 700 block of Jackson Street next to the Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club of Saint Paul.

8:00 AM

Military Band marches onto parade route @ Como and Cedar where their fanfare performance will happen

8:30 AM

Military Band arrives @ East Capitol location

8:40 AM

National Anthem performance @ Como and Cedar

8:45 AM

Opening Ceremonies on the South Capitol Steps @ Aurora Promenade

9:00 AM

Parade arrives @ broadcast area on Dr Martin Luther King Blvd

9:10 AM

Start of Parade arrives @ University and Park

9:20 AM

Start of Parade arrives @ Bethesda Hospital along Park St

The parade begins moving at 8am, so it will not arrive at your location along the parade route for several minutes, depending on where you are sitting. But don't worry, you'll see all 3 hours of the parade fun once it has reached you!
The Pre-Parade Festivities will be held at the 700 block of Jackson Street next to the Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club of Saint Paul. Start time is 7:00am and the end time is 7:59am.This is located 2 blocks East of Cedar (the parade route). We recommend parking in Lot “Q” which is between Charles and Sherburne Streets. It has free parking for the Labor Day Parade enthusiasts.

Even More Parade Fun

Arrive early, find the perfect spot to watch, and grab a goodie bag from one of the Parade Volunteers! Inside you will find a coloring book. Pay attention to the blank page in the back! That's where you can create your own inflatable! When you're finished with your masterpiece, mail your page to Labor Day Parade Event, Inc and you'll be entered into our contest where the winner gets to see their creation turned into a real-life inflatable used in next year's parade!