Afton's 4th of July Parade & Celebration


Food - Drinks - Music
Trolley Rides

Afton Main Street

For the latest parade information, visit our facebook page

Afton Parade Sponsors

Official Vehicle of the 2017 Parade

Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Trolley Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor
Kids Bike/Trike Decoration Sponsor
Official Beer
Media Sponsor
Community Sponsor
Community Sponsor
Bounce House Sponsor
Kids Art Pavilion
Kids Art Pavilion
Kids Art Pavilion

For Sponsorship Opportunities contact Jen Truman at or call 1-651-303-3677


Rebecca and Paul Nickerson
Grand Marshals

The Afton Museum and Afton Parade Committee are happy to announce this year’s parade Grand Marshal, Randy Meier!

After the Parade

Afton’s Town Square Park

  • Music in the park
  • Food, crafts and beer tent

For the Kids

  • Bounce House
  • Kids crafts at the Park Pavilion
  • Kids Bike/Trike Pre-parade Decoration Station at Selma's Ice Cream Parlour.  Monday July 3rd from 4 PM to 7 PM and Tuesday July 4th, 9 AM to 11 AM.  Prize judging at 11:00 AM sharp. Judging at the parade lineup area. Call 651.436.5131 for more information.

Getting Around

  • TROLLEYS— FREE trolley rides within the Village of Afton. Runs the length of Afton’s Main street from 10: 00 til 3:00
  • Remote Parking / Shuttle rides from Lakeland Plaza

Things to do

  • Food Vendors
  • Beer Tent
  • Vendor Tents

Parade Rules

Parade Rules

  • PARADE LINE UP —line up at Afton Marina on a First Come First Serve Basis. Be in place starting at 9:00 and no later than 11:30. Parade starts at 12:30 SHARP
  • PARADE VEHICLES, TRAILERS OR WAGONS — limited to a max width of 8’ 6”. Any vehicles exceeding that width will not be allowed to participate in the parade and will be asked to leave the parade
  • NO FEES—no charge to be in the parade
  • CASH PRIZES—for top three Parade Entries judged by the Grand Marshal
  • POLITICAL ENTRIES — One vehicle Limit—10 person limit
  • NO HAND OUTS ALLOWED— Hand outs end up on the street which costs money to clean up
  • KEEP PACE— keep up the pace, no gaps between vehicles
  • All Food Vendors are required to submit an application, liability waiver and pay an entrance fee prior to being allowed to participate in the event. All food vendors must be located in Afton’s Town Square Park.
  • YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IF — The Afton Parade Committee (APC) reserves the right to refuse any entry which disrupts the parade or the flow of the parade
  • Safety Person - all parade entries with vehicles must provide at a minimum one safety person to precede the vehicle on the front right side of the vehicle to provide a safe buffer between the crowd and the vehicle.


Parking / Shuttle / Trolleys

  • Off-site Parking with free shuttle, round trip from the Lakeland Plaza parking lot from 10:00AM til 3:00PM
  • TROLLEYS— FREE trolley rides within the Village of Afton. Runs the length of Afton’s Main street from 10: 00 til 3:00
  • NO PARKING —Afton’s Main Street is NO PARKING during the parade
  • PARKING — along roads leading into and out of Afton only
  • ROAD CLOSURES — all roads into and out of Afton close at 11:45AM and remain closed until the parade has completed its route
  • SHUTTLE BUS RIDES - from 10:00 til 3:00. See offsite map link on Contact page

Contact Us / Maps

Contact Us

Afton Parade Committee
A Non-Profit Corp.
14616 Afton Blvd. South
Afton, Mn 55001

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers
to help direct traffic.
If you can help please
call or email us.


Use Paypal to donate to the
parade or to complete your
sponsorship responsibility.

Parade Lineup Area / Afton Marina

Offsite Parking & free Shuttle Bus Ride

(370 St. Croix Trail South, Lakeland, MN)

Parking / No Parking Zones

Afton Map on Google