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March 30, 2023

2023 Florence Days details

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Morn. Twilight: 6:41 A.M.
Sunrise: 7:08 A.M.
Sunset: 7:47 P.M.
Duration: 12h, 39m
Eve. Twilight: 8:15 A.M.
Visible Light: 13h, 33m

Florence Days Parade - 2023


Saturday, May 13th, 2023: Florence Days Parade, 2:00 P.M. CDT

Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and lots of other activities; for 2023 the parade will be on the Saturday of the second full weekend.  The attractions are open both days (the entire weekend). The Florence Days celebration is organized by the Florence Historical Foundation.

2023 Parade Theme: (not decided or provided yet for 2023)

2023 Parade Grand Marshal: (not decided or provided yet for 2023)

Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and lots of other activities.  The celebration is organized by the Florence Historical Foundation.  The parade continues a tradition that started with a Florence Stables Horse Parade 64 years ago (1959).  It grew.  Come out and join us in 2023 for the 63rd parade (we have missed 2, 2020 and 2021).

For the sixteenth year (since 2008), it will be on the second weekend, the same as Mother's Day weekend.

Photos of past parades: 2007200620052004

The 2023 parade will be a very special parade so please send any photos you have.  The path traveled will be from Redick Avenue to Fillmore Street. The parade leaves Redick Avenue at 2:00 P.M. CDT and continues traveling north on 30th Street.  The parade will be led by the 2023 Honor Guard, the Boy Scouts Troop 20 (historically the most likely).

The 2023 parade will be organized by Dick Brown of Dick's Place (for the Florence Historical Foundation), which is the barber shop in the old Toll Booth building located at 3010 Willit (next to the Bank of Florence).  The phone number at Dick's Place is 402-453-6688

More info

Additional information provided by the Florence Historical Foundation for parade entries:

Float judging will be during the parade. Floats are judged on:

  1. Theme
  2. Originality
  3. Action
  4. Costumes
  5. Construction Time
  6. Group Participation

Awards for floats are: 1st place - $200.00, 2nd place - $100.00, and 3rd place - $50.00

First Place Trophies will be given for Horse Groups, Drill Teams, and Marching Bands.

Monies for floats and trophies for horse groups and marching bands are awarded after the parade at the grandstand. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND A REPRESENTATIVE BACK TO THE GRANDSTAND AFTER THE PARADE.

• Parade entries will tentatively close the Friday before the fourth Saturday of April, which will be April 24, 2023.

You are notified by mail what your number will be in the parade. Please DO NOT CALL FOR YOUR NUMBER. A letter is sent to you explaining where and when to line up in Miller Park so make sure the application you are returning is filled out completely. Please get your entries in early. The earlier your entry is received, the closer to the front of the parade you will be.


See you soon

Dick Brown
Historical Florence Days Committee
WK: 402-453-6688