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September 22, 2023

2023 Florence Days details

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Morn. Twilight: 6:44 A.M.
Sunrise: 7:12 A.M.
Sunset: 7:20 P.M.
Duration: 12h, 8m
Eve. Twilight: 7:48 A.M.
Visible Light: 13h, 3m

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 was on the Saturday of the second full weekend.  The attractions were open both days (the entire weekend). The Florence Days celebration is organized by the Florence Historical Foundation.

2023 Parade Theme: Florence History

2023 Parade Grand Marshal: Dick Brown

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.

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

Photos of past parades: 2007200620052004

The 2023 parade was a very special parade so please send any photos you have.  The path traveled was 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 was led by the 2023 Honor Guard, the Boy Scouts Troop 20 (historically the most likely).

The 2023 parade was 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 was 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 was given for Drill Teams.

Monies and trophies for drill teamare awarded after the parade at the grandstand. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND A REPRESENTATIVE BACK TO THE GRANDSTAND AFTER THE PARADE.

• Parade entries closed on April 21, 2023

You are notified by mail what your number was 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 were.


See you soon

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