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Dakota Days Parade

The 107th Dakota Days Parade will take place at 9 a.m. on October 2. The parade route runs from the Vermillion High School to the Vermillion Court House. 

Contact Doug Wagner at for additional information about the parade, including participant rules and regulations and registration.

Dakota Days Parade Marching Band Contest

The University of South Dakota welcomes high school bands to Vermillion for the Annual Dakota Days Parade. The 2021 Marching Band Parade Competition will feature an expert panel of judges and will culminate in an on-campus award presentation and brief performance by The SOUND of USD Marching Band.

Contact Todd Cranson at for more information regarding the Dakota Days Parade Marching Band Contest.

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