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2017 SF Pioneer Days Parade Info

The Gladiator float is #26 in the line-up.


The parade lineup time is noon, with the parade starting at 1:00 p.m. SHARP!   Please enter the staging area from either Highway 47 or Stark Drive so traffic flows one way.  The roads will be closed at 12:30 p.m. so you must be at the Gladiator float (#26) by then. Carpooling is recommended.

Again, we are partnering with ACE in hopes to raise $500 by pushing cans. We need chaperones to walk with kids and monitor candy throwing. We will be meeting at 11 to decorate the float, paint kids faces and spray hair.  Please have kids wear a Gladiators shirt. Parade starts at 1.  Bring a snack or bag lunch for your kid to enjoy while they wait as well as a beverage.

Please RSVP to the Facebook Event to let us know if you plan on attending.

Parents/family/friends: after 12:30 p.m. you will not be able to drive anyone to their lineup place.

Please plan accordingly. There will be a parking area just north of St. Francis Bottle Shop, close to the water tower for parade entrants. (Hwy. 47 & 233rd Ave.)

Judging of parade entries will take place at the Viewing Stand located in front of the Fire Station on the parade route map.

The parade ends at the St. Francis Elementary School. When entering the elementary school parking lot, keep going until you have reached the St. Francis Middle School parking lot for unloading, disassembling your float or loading buses, for safety reasons. You will then be able to exit out of the middle school parking lot onto Hwy. 47 after you have taken down your float.

PLEASE NOTE: For safety reasons the St. Francis Police Chief has ordered absolutely no throwing of candy from moving vehicles or floats. All candy/items must be handed out from walkers. Water and squirt guns will NOT be allowed on any unit, this includes fire department trucks. Failure to follow these rules may result in your removal from the parade.

Please make sure the information on this flyer is relayed to all participants of your entry. For more information on Pioneer Days visit erdays.

Thank you for your cooperation. Have a fun and safe Pioneer Days.


St. Francis 2017 Pioneer Days Grand Parade Line-up


  1. St Francis Chief of Police- Todd Schwieger
  2. St Francis American Legion Color Guard
  3. St Francis Post 622 Honor Guard and Riders
  4. St Francis Fire and Rescue
  5. Grand Marshal- USA Olympian Kiana Eide
  6. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Program
  7. Little Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidates
  8. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidate - Emma
  9. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidate - Jillian
  10. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidate - Alexandra
  11. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidate - Lexi
  12. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidate - Kyra
  13. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidate - Mary
  14. Miss St. Francis Ambassador Candidate - Amanda
  15. St Francis High School Marching Band
  16. Anoka County Sheriff's Office
  17. Girl Scout Troop 17946
  18. Francis Veterinary Clinic
  19. St Francis Dental Care
  20. Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization
  21. Minneapolis Aquatennial Senior Alumni Association
  22. Powder Puff Clown Club of St. Paul
  23. Biker to Biker Ministries
  24. Delano Royalty
  25. ACE Solid Waste
  26. Francis Gladiators Wrestling
  27. Kracker Jacks Drumline
  28. New Brighton Stockyard Days
  29. Francis Youth Hockey Association
  30. Francis Dance Team
  31. Francis Football
  32. Saint Francis Physical Therapy
  33. Insphyre Performance
  34. St Francis Friday Nite Rally
  35. Sno-Ghost Snowmobile Club
  36. Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days
  37. Isanti Firefighters 41st Annual Pro Rodeo
  38. Opp Family Chiropractic
  39. Anoka Halloween Royal Ambassadors
  40. Robbinsdale City Marching Band
  41. Columbia Heights Royalty
  42. Destination Academy
  43. Custom Remodelers Inc.
  44. Edina Youth Juggling Group
  45. Big Lake Ambassador and Big Lake Spud Fest
  46. Trinity Lutheran Church and School
  47. Coon Rapids Junior Royalty
  48. Cub Scouts Pack 511
  49. Flyaways Gymnastics
  50. Michael Royalty
  51. Goodrich Pharmacy
  52. Village Bank
  53. Fridley Ambassador Program
  54. River City Rhythm
  55. East Bethel Royalty
  56. NACE Foodshelf
  57. Columbia Heights Royalty
  58. Cell Only / Verizon
  59. Just For Kix Dance
  60. Foley Ambassadors
  61. Jonah Waalen Team, Keller Williams Classic Realty
  62. Montrose Ambassadors
  63. Advanced Roofing
  64. Living Hope E Free Church

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