Frontier Days Parade

2017 Frontier Days Parade Entry Form (now closed)

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The Frontier Days Committee wants TO INVITE you to attend the 2017 Frontier Days Parade so you can be a part of the excitement of this event that is fun for all ages and brings together thousands of people. This is the showcase parade of Fort Dodge and North Central Iowa for what will be the 43rd year, with over 100 plus entries from over one hundred miles away and from many surrounding counties. Fort Dodge area bands, civic groups, non-profit organizations, clubs and many businesses and individuals will enter the parade.

The theme for the 2017 Frontier Days Parade is:


For more information go to “Contacts” and send an email as shown.

******Parade Guides – Part of the entry requirement is for volunteers to serve as Parade Guides.: We need 160 to 180 parade guides to help along the streets as the parade moves along. You will have an assigned area of say 40 yards and you can help keep those attending safe and have fun. These guides will help from 9am to 12:30 pm on Saturday of the parade. This is very important to all to try for the safest parade we can hold. Please see the entry form for more information on Parade Guides.

2017 Parade Lineup

Due to the terrific number of entries received  after the original cut off date the parade line up for 2017 will be posted on Tuesday May. 30th.
We thank all of the on time entries and appreciate your efforts.   We hope all next year can fill out their entry forms and mail long before the final cut off, as there is a huge amount of work into setting up the parade lineup.    
This year there will be over 90 entries, over 120 units, and over 800 people in the parade. 
The 2017 Frontier Days Committee.

The Line up Map below is a example of what the line up will look like for this familiar with the staging areas.

The Frontier Days Parade Route: The parade starts at Central Avenue and 15th. Street, at the Fort Dodge Fire Station and continues down Central Avenue all the way to the City Square. At, or near the City Square parade entries are announced, make a short stop in front of the reviewing stand, and then they turn right, to the North and they are complete of their part of the parade. A number of entries return along 1st. Avenue North back to their staging area.

Each year the Frontier Days Parade Committee strives to start at right at 10 am. Thousands of people line both sides of Central Avenue, down to the City Square and enjoy the “Showcase Parade” of North Central Iowa.


2016 Parade Award Winners

Best Theme Float
1st- Oakland Cemetery – their float and costumes depicted the Frontier theme the best.
2nd- Community Health Center
3rd- LaJames – evolution of hair

Best of Parade
1st- CJ Bio – Evolution of Energy
2nd- Wells Fargo

Best Large Commercial
1st- FD Robotics
2nd- Georgia Pacific

Best Small Commercial
1st- Goodwill
2nd- FD Health & Rehab

2016 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results

2015 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results

2014 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results

2013 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results


2017 Frontier Days Parade Political Inquiry

For 2016 Political entries and or campaigns please send an email using this contact form below:


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