Y-105FM logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

2019 was the first time I experienced the Stewartville Independence Day Celebration. I was in the parade and honest to goodness, I"m missing it this year. Such a bolt of energy and fun and good people. So, feeling nostalgic, I pulled up the pictures I took at last years' parade and just have to share 'em again. I hope you enjoy them.


July 4th 2019 - Small towns and big cities in Minnesota have at least one thing in common.  Parades. Lots and lots of parades.  I’ve lived here for more than 20 years, and I can’t believe I just this year discovered the best parade in Minnesota. And it’s only 15 minutes away in Stewartville!

If you never been to it, I’m sorry you’ll have to wait a  year. On July 4, 2020, add “Stewartville Fourth of July Parade“ And then make sure you have plenty of sunblock, water, and those chairs with the cool awning and head to Stewartville.

I have never seen sidewalks and neighborhoods so packed with people.  They’re there to watch honest to goodness floats (a bunch of them) and entertainment, and horses, and so much more.

WINNER OF THE NELLY TICKETS (we gave 'em away live during the parade).
WINNER OF THE NELLY TICKETS (we gave 'em away live during the parade).

Y-105FM, which began its life in Stewartville (just like Richard Warren Sears, founder of Sears, Roebuck & Company), was proud to return to the tradition, surprising everyone by giving away tickets to Nelly at the Olmsted County Fair LIVE on Facebook DURING the parade!

Check out all the pictures…

Stewartville Parade 2019

Listen to James Rabe and Jessica Williams 6a to 10a on Y-105 FM's Early Morning Show.

Looking for Fireworks?

CELEBRATE: Towns in Southeast Minnesota with Firework Displays in 2020

More From Y-105FM