8:00AM – Arrive and load buses at Apple Valley High School (14450 Hayes Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124).
You will load the bus with all of your equipment. You are encouraged to bring snacks/beverages in a small cooler for the bus ride between parades.
8:30AM – Buses depart
9:15AM – Arrive at Delano Central Park (River St N & Park Ave, Delano, MN 55328).
If you drive yourself, meet us here – you’re encouraged to ride the bus to avoid any travel difficulties from this one-way parade. The Delano Parade will run backwards this year due to construction at the school. It shouldn’t really affect you if you’re riding the bus 😎
10:30AM – Delano parade starts (we will be near the front).
~11:30AM – Buses will meet us at the end of the parade route at the school. We’ll give you a snack for the ride back. We’ll immediately depart and return to Apple Valley. We are dropped off at Health Partners on 153rd and Cedar Ave. (behind Arby’s).
1:00PM – Apple Valley parade starts
The Apple Valley parade ends at Apple Valley High School, where your car is conveniently waiting for you.
~3:30PM – Standstill for the Bluecoats. They will do the same for us when we’re done and we’ll hang out and have something to eat. You’re free to leave as soon as our standstill performance is over so you can enjoy the rest of the day with family and friends.
~4:30 – Pizza with the Bluecoats 🍕