Gilbert 3rd of July 2023!

Jason high fives some very excited young parade goers in Gilbert, MN for the 3rd of July parade.

The boys were back in action for the annual 3rd of July parade in Gilbert, Minnesota.

If you have never gone to the 3rd of July parade in Gilbert, you are missing out on a TRUE Iron Range tradition! This is one massive and energetic parade that we always enjoy partaking in as the crowd ABSOLUTELY brings it! After the parade, many folks invade the nearby town of Eveleth, Minnesota for food trucks, fireworks, and live music. If you are lucky, you might also have a run in with two legendary traditional groups; Ghostbusters North and the Eveleth Clown Band.

The crew strikes a pose with one lucky lady during a break in the parade action.
Troy and Jason take a picture with a young man who is having the time of his life.
The crowds!
Leah and Adam before the parade.
They line up for a moment with Troy for photos and high fives. It’s become a trademark for youngsters to get both from us during parades. As a not-for-profit organization, we stopped giving out candy years ago due to budget constraints and we never thought these two “freebies” would become a staple of our events. We even get lucky to have milestone photos with youngsters over the years.