Belle Plaine BBQ Days

July 19, 20 and 21, 2024

See ya then! 

2024 Parade

2023 Best Parade Theme Winners  — Parade Theme: Christmas in July
  • 1st Place – $500
    Kornder Farms/Beef – Christmas Vacation
  • 2nd Place – $350
    Schultz Trucking – Giant Reindeer/Sleigh
  • 3rd Place – $150
    NYA Stifstungsfest Royalty – Winter Wonderland


Parade Theme Information

  • 2024 Parade Theme: CARTOONS 
  • Judges will be awarding cash prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place floats totally $1,000 – donated by the Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce.
  • Winners will be announced on our BBQ Days Facebook page following the parade.

Parade Rules & Reminders

  • Unit placement is based on the needs of the parade, space, existing parade presence, safety & sound.
  • Acceptance of registration after the deadline of 7/5/2024 is at the discretion of the Belle Plaine BBQ Days Committee.  If accepted, there will be an add’l charge of $25 to participate and you will be placed at the end of the parade line-up.
  • Parade starts at NOON with the line-up beginning at 9:00am.
  • Check-in/Line-up will be from 9:00-11:30am at the Borough Bowl, 235 S Ash Street.
    • Large units, such as semi-trucks and trailers, please check in early! 
    • For safety reasons, please have your group meet at one point other than check-in and have ONE spokesperson for your group check in & then lead your group to your designated location.
    • You will receive your line-up information at check-in, on parade day.
    • Drop off people in your group in the parking lot associated with the softball field – near the water tower.  You will not be permitted to drive inside the line-up area unless your vehicle is IN the parade. 
  • Absolutely NO items, including candy, may be thrown from the parade unit, but walkers can!  
  • No water should be thrown or sprayed from parade units.
  • No use of alcoholic beverages will be allowed on parade units.
  • Politians are only allowed to walk beforehand and distribute material, no exceptions.
  • And as always, Matt Saxe has vehicles available for anyone needing a car/truck for the parade but please note there is a limited availability based on inventory levels, please request by June 1st  by calling Matt Saxe Chev/Buick, 952-873-2234.


Your 2023 – 2024 Belle Plaine BBQ Days Royal Court!!

Miss Belle Plaine: Marley Ziemke
1st Princess: Savannah Berg
2nd Princess: Braxtyn Meyer
Miss Congeniality: Kiya Williamson


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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