Small towns and big cities in Minnesota have at least one thing in common.  Parades. Lots and lots of parades.  I’ve lived here for more than 20 years, and I can’t believe I just this year discovered the best parade in Minnesota. And it’s only 15 minutes away in Stewartville!

If you never been to it, I’m sorry you’ll have to wait a  year. On July 4, 2020, add “Stewartville Fourth of July Parade“ And then make sure you have plenty of sunblock, water, and those chairs with the cool awning and head to Stewartville.

I have never seen sidewalks and neighborhoods so packed with people.  They’re there to watch honest to goodness floats (a bunch of them) and entertainment, and horses, and so much more.

WINNER OF THE NELLY TICKETS (we gave 'em away live during the parade).

Y-105FM, which began its life in Stewartville (just like Richard Warren Sears, founder of Sears, Roebuck & Company), was proud to return to the tradition, surprising everyone by giving away tickets to Nelly at the Olmsted County Fair LIVE on Facebook DURING the parade!

Check out all the pictures…

Stewartville Parade 2019

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