BAVARIAN FESTIVAL PARADE
FRIENDS, FAMILY, LEDERHOSEN AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN
The Bavarian Festival parade begins at 1:00pm on Churchgrove St (near St. Lorenz School) then turns east on Genesee (Junction Rd) to Main St (M83) then south to Jefferson. The parade entries will proceed east on Jeffereson toward Weiss Street. Entries will be able to recognize the normall landing area near Schaefer & Beirlien (located at the corner of Weiss and Jefferson) where it concludes.
The Bavarian parade typically draws over one hundred entries from all over the State of Michigan and adjoining states.
The Bavarian Festival parade is just as well known as the Bavarian Festival itself drawing thousands of spectators and featuring more than 100 entries. Locals refer to "Parade Sunday" as a local holiday and you can't help but feel German for a day as you watch the marching bands, dance clubs, dignitaries and of course, the Bavarian Princess and her court glide down Main Street. The "Kinder Parade" which literally translates to "kids parade" is especially for the little ones to celebrate the German Heritage of Frankenmuth and Bavarian Festival. Its fun, festive and there's nothing cuter than seeing babies dressed in lederhosen and dirndls.
BRINGING UP FUTURE BAVARIAN FEST'ERS, ONE POLKA AT A TIME
The Kindertag Parade is for children to enjoy and celebrate German heritage. Parade begins at 10:00am on Saturday at the Frankenmuth River Place Shops and the parade then ends at Rosstal St (directly behind Zehnder's Restaurant) by the
Kids Area with popsicles for all participants!