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2023 Manitou Days Grande Parade

Deadline: Jun 12, 2023 11:00 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Date: Jun 15, 2023 6:00 pm - Jul 04, 2023 11:00 pm (CST)

About the event

Manitou Days is a three-week summer festival showcasing the great lakeside community of White Bear Lake. For 50+ years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors. The fun kicks-off with Marketfest and ends on the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks display to music over the lake. Festival highlights include the Grande Parade, the Beach Dance, the Boat Show, the Community Garage Sale, and more. Build a sand castle. Enter a fishing contest. Shop Downtown White Bear Lake. Do yoga on the beach. Hunt for a medallion. Dance under the stars. Watch fireworks on the beach. With 60+ events, this is something for everyone!
Manitou Days
Manitou Days
Manitou Days
Manitou Days

About the application

The Manitou Days Grande Parade is at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 16, 2023. Groups are required to pay a fee to participate in the Manitou Days Grande Parade. See the attached "2023 Manitou Days Grande Parade Participant Information" for detailed pricing and payment information. Fees are based on entry classification and the date applications and payments are received. The parade fee covers one entry and one support vehicle. Parade application fees are non-refundable. Payment  by credit card required. White Bear Events cannot waive the parade fee for any group, nor do we accept trades of goods or services in exchange for the parade fee. Limited non-profit spaces are available, therefore, only local churches, organizations and youth orientated groups are eligible for this fee. POLTICAL ENTRIES DO NOT qualify for the non-profit rate. All applications are subject to Manitou Days Parade Committee approval.

Terms & Conditions

Parade Participant Rules

Our expectation is a safe and fun event for everyone, paying participants and spectators alike. Therefore, we have established the following parade rules. By submitting the parade application, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and agree to all participation rulesyou will be responsible for all information contained herein and commit to sharing with everyone in your group. 

  1. There will be no smoking or alcohol allowed on or within floats, parade vehicles or walking units.  This includes when groups are in the line-up area as well as traveling throughout the parade.
  2. Fire or open flame on any unit is prohibited. And we strongly suggest that all decorative materials be fire resistant and encourage safety ropes or rails if passengers are aboard floats or open truck beds.
  3. All drivers must possess a valid driver’s license.  Drivers must have 180-degree forward vision.
  4. Line-up space is shared with road with residential traffic. Instruct and monitor that everyone stays off the roadway. 
  5. Vehicle horns or sirens must not be sounded. They prevent musical groups from being heard.
  6. For safety reasons, no participant may throw any item from a float or other unit in the Manitou Days Grande Parade.  Items include but are not limited to: CANDY, beach balls, water propelled from squirt guns, frisbees, etc.  If you wish to distribute items to parade spectators, distribution must be made by persons handing out items while walking along the parade route as part of an officially registered entry.  Please note that stickers, water guns and water balloons are NOT allowed. In the interest of public health, additional rules and guidelines may be put into place that promote safe distribution of hand outs and social distancing.  This information will be shared with registered participants prior to the parade.
  7. The Manitou Days Grande Parade Committee and White Bear Events reserves the right to bar and/or remove from the parade at any time, any entrant not conforming to the rules and regulations of the parade, or refusing to follow the instructions of the White Bear Lake Police or parade officials.

IDEMNITY AGREEMENT for the 2023 Manitou Days Grande Parade

The Manitou Days Parade Committee, White Bear Events and City of White Bear Lake collectively and individually disclaim any responsibility for accidents that may occur on June 16th in the staging area, while the parade is being lined up, in the parade line of march and at West Park. By submitting the application, all parties in your group waive and release any claim against the Manitou Days Parade Committee, White Bear Events and City of White Bear Lake and any of their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents volunteers or sponsors, for any personal injury, property damage or other damage sustained, whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence of such officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents and volunteers, which occurs during or as a result of participation in the Manitou Days Grand Parade on Friday, June 16, 2023.



Questions on the application

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Address

Additional information

  • Number of Entries Requested
  • Entry Type
  • Classification
  • Name of Parade Entry
  • Description of parade unit including vehicle type
  • Participants are given 30 feet for line up. If available. how much extra space do you need?
  • Parade Commentary for Emcee
  • Parade Entry Fee Payment
  • I have read and agree with the Parade Participant Rules.
2023 Manitou Days Grande Parade
2023 Manitou Days Grande Parade
2023 Manitou Days
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