Germanic-American Day Parade
NEW ULM — New Ulm’s 23rd Germanic-American Day Parade will be on Saturday, Oct. 2. The parade will assemble at 10:30 a.m. at the Glockenspiel (4th North and Minnesota Streets) and march off promptly at 11 a.m., heading south on Minnesota Street to Center Street. Sponsored by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society, this parade is an opening feature of New Ulm’s nationally recognized Oktoberfest. New Ulm’s Burgermeister Terry Sveine and his wife Ellie will be this year’s Grand Marshals.
New Ulm is one of “The Most German Cities in the US” and this parade gives people the opportunity to showcase their heritage and culture. In addition to Germany, parade participants represent ancestors from German speaking countries such as Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
The public is invited to join the parade on foot or on wheels. Families of all ages are urged to make a sign with the family name and year in which they arrived in America and/or New Ulm and join this parade. Participants are urged to wear their Germanic tracht (homeland garments), play musical instruments and carry American and German national flags.