Riverboat Heritage Days Parade


You’re invited to join us for the annual Riverboat Days Parade on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 in downtown Aitkin.

The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce and Mille Lacs Energy has partnered to revive Aitkin’s Riverboat Days Parade. We invite you to join us and participate in the fun by having a creative float in the parade line up. It’s a great way to promote your business, group, cause, club, or organization. Around 2500 visitors watch the parade, so make an impression!


This year is extra special, as Aitkin is hosting it’s All Class Reunion and we will be welcoming alumni home. Classes are encouraged to have a float! Prizes will be given for three categories:

1. Best of Aitkin Float (float highlighting something special about Aitkin)

2. Best Class Reunion Float

3. Best Kids Float

Be creative and let your imagination go wild!

The parade runs from 1st ST SW to 4th ST NW on Minnesota Avenue.  Line-up starts at 1pm and we’ll issue a line-up number to you when you arrive. You must be in position by 2:45. Parade begins at 3pm. Check in with Parade Coordinators on 1st ST SW to get your unit number.


Parade confirmation and line-up map will be emailed to you a couple days before the parade.

The Riverboat Days Parade is sponsored by Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative and made possible by their support.

Parade Float Registration