Dakota Days Parade

The Student Executive Board is thrilled to invite the Vermillion area community to the annual Dakota Days celebration. Designed with the community and university in mind, the festivities feature various exciting events that strengthen community-campus relations as well as Coyote pride.

Registration Information

To register for the parade, complete the registration form and return with the $10 fee by Friday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. to:

University of South Dakota
Dakota Days Committee-Student Services
Muenster University Center
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069 

All entries should read and follow the parade rules and regulations, contact dakotadays@usd.edu with any questions.

Parade/Float Registration Form

Marching Band Application

Dakota Days Dignitary RSVP

Parade Route

Parade Route

  • Check-in is on the corner of East Main Street and Norbeck Street.  Approach check-in station from the east.
    • Judging eligible entries check-in by 7:30 a.m. Judging begins at 8 a.m.
    • Non-judged entries check-in by 8 a.m.
  • Parade line-up will occur in Vermillion High School parking lot and filter out of North parking lot entrance onto Main Street (marked by dotted line)
  • The parade route begins near corner of Main Street and Prentis Street and proceeds to the corner of Main Street and Washington Street (marked by solid line.)
  • Parade begins at 9 a.m.