Parade

Celebration of Icelandic heritage and cultural emphasis. Parade entry is free of charge and open to all entries that fall under the following categories:

  • Cultural
  • Commercial
  • Club or Organization
  • Youth/Family
  • Best Overall

Judging entries is based on overall message, décor, design, signing, originality, cultural relevance, authenticity & crowd appeal. We award for First Place and Judge's Award/Best Overall Entry

Congrats to our 2018 Parade Winners!

  • Best Cultural - Prairie Thistle Pipes and Drums
  • Best Community/ Organization - Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society - Looking Back
  • Best Overall - Parks Canada's Manitoba Field Unit Float
  • Youth Winner - Gimli Youth Bowling
  • Best Commercial - Icebound Excursions

Click here to download the 2018 Parade Form

Questions? Email: info@icelandicfestival.com

Rules and Regulations

  • All entries are subject to approval of the parade Marshall & or other deputies, and can be withdrawn at any time.
  • All entries must check in & register at a major check point as a group at the Rec. Centre parking lot between 8:30 & 9:00  AM. 
  • Please be on time – late entries will not be allowed in the parade.No give-aways of throw-aways on the parade route unless pre-approved! 
  • Approved items may only be given out on the curb, throwing anything is prohibited!
  • Entries are responsible for the safety of spectatorsAll entries must be decorated
  • All political and religious entries must be pre-approved by the Icelandic Festival board of directors through a written letter of request
  • All marching members should complete the entire parade
  • Horse units must all be ridden by qualified riders and provide themselves with their own clean-up crew for the parade route and marshalling area.