Parades

Parades are a favorite of every festival and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival has three to keep you entertained. Visit all three of these great parades!

Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade

January 24, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

The Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade will officially kick off the first day of Carnival, beginning at 6 p.m. in downtown Saint Paul. The public is welcome to join festival organizers and ambassadors, along with neighbors, local business leaders and dignitaries on a cool winter walk from the Landmark Center to Kellogg Mall Park. Walkers, most with luminaries in hand to light the way, will be accompanied by hot air balloons which will help keep everyone warm!

  • Free and open to the public, walking parade, all ages welcome
  • Bring your light-up items including glow sticks, lighted hats, gloves and anything else that will help light up the night
  • Location start:  Landmark Center
  • Location end:  Kellogg Mall Park

Moon Light Glow Parade Route

King Boreas Grand Day Parade

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

During the Grand Day Parade on the first Saturday of Winter Carnival, our newly crowned King Boreas will lead his Royal Family and their legions of friends through the streets of Saint Paul. Come out and welcome them and enjoy the dozens of marching bands, floats and other festive folks as they wind down West Seventh Street beginning at the Smith High Bridge and ending at Kellogg Park.

  • Businesses, governmental agencies, community groups are all welcome to participate.  Visit our Get Involved page to register
  • Location start: Smith Avenue, along West 7th Street to 5th Street.  Turns right on St Peter to Kellogg Blvd 
  • Location end:  Kellogg Park, enjoy a festive atmosphere as the units stroll through

Grand Day Parade Route

Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Vulcanus Rex will use his wily ways to light up the streets of downtown Saint Paul for the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade.  The evening parade route starts at 5th and Wacouta, travels westbound down 5th Street to Cedar Avenue to Kellogg Blcd and ends at Minnesota Street near Kellogg Park. After the parade, follow Vulcanus and his Krewe to the main stage inside Kellogg Park for the ever-dramatic Overthrow of Boreas. The production will be followed by a fantastic fireworks show.

  • Businesses, governmental agencies, community groups are all welcome to participate.  Visit our Get Involved page to register
  • Spectators are welcome to watch along 5th Street or find a warm place in the skyway system
  • Location start: 5th Street near the Saints Stadium
  • Location end: Kellogg Park, stay for the Vulcan Overthrow on the Main Stage in the Park to learn more about our legend
  • Fireworks to follow this event in over the River in Kellogg Park 

Torchlight Parade Route

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