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and History of Stanton, Michigan

Parades


Firefighter’s Parade

The Firefighter’s Parade will take place at twilight on Friday around 9:00 P.M., following the talent show. This is our opportunity to honor the men and women who serve through local fire, EMS, and police departments that strive to keep us safe every day and prevent tragedies. Under a dusk sky, Main Street in Stanton will be aglow with the lights and sirens of fire trucks and emergency vehicles from departments stationed all across Montcalm County and the surrounding communities.   


Grand Parade

Everyone is guaranteed a good time at the SOFD Grand Parade, so be sure to find a good spot along Main Street on Saturday at 1:00 P.M.

The Grand Parade features entries ranging from floats to antique cars and tractors, musical groups, horses, and everything in between. The SOFD Grand Marshals are also featured, of course, so don’t miss the opportunity to give a wave to show appreciation for all their years of dedication to the Stanton community. We encourage individuals and groups of all kinds to participate in the parade and show everyone your community pride.

Pre-registration is not necessary; however, registration forms are available here on this website. Print off the form, fill it out and bring it with you, or you may complete the form at the registration booth the day of the parade. Members of the Stanton Rotary Club will be organizing the parade this year in the Save-a-Lot parking lot, on W. Day St. just west of M-66 (follow the parade registration signs). Line up starts at 11:00 A.M.

Please Note: Candy cannot be thrown from vehicles or floats; instead, candy and other items must be distributed by walkers from a safe and reasonable distance to the crowd for the safety of children. All horse riders must supply a cleanup crew to follow directly behind their horses; streets must be clean for the car show, foot traffic, and food vendors following the parade.

Kiddie Parade

Kids, would you like to be in your very own parade? Be creative and come up with a fun costume or decorate your bike or wagon. You can even invite your whole family to participate!
 Each child participant (ages 13 and under) will be able to pick a prize from the goodie bin, and 3 lucky winners will receive cash prizes for having the best costumes or decorations: 1st Place – $20, 2nd Place – $15, and 3rd Place – $10. Participants need to line-up for the parade on Saturday at noon, at Zerka’s Party Store on Main St. The parade heads down Main Street and ends at the SOFD Information Booth.

Upcoming Events

Jul
26
Mon
7:00 PM SOFD Meeting @ First Congregational Church
SOFD Meeting @ First Congregational Church
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SOFD Meeting @ First Congregational Church
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Aug
12
Thu
5:45 PM SOFD 2021 Opening Ceremonies @ Main Street Stage
SOFD 2021 Opening Ceremonies @ Main Street Stage
Aug 12 @ 5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Come out for the kickoff to Stanton Old Fashioned Days weekend, meet this year’s grand marshals, and stay for the Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant to follow.Share this:Click to print (Opens[...]
6:00 PM Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant @ Main Street Stage
Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant @ Main Street Stage
Aug 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Who will wear the crown for SOFD 2019? Be sure to attend the Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant to get to know the lucky lady who will have the honor or[...]
6:00 PM SOFD 2021
SOFD 2021
Aug 12 @ 6:00 PM – Aug 15 @ 3:00 PM
Join us for a full weekend of old fashioned family fun!Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter[...]
Aug
13
Fri
6:00 PM Soap Box Derby @ Downtown Stanton
Soap Box Derby @ Downtown Stanton
Aug 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Open to kids ages 6-14. Gather some materials and design an awesome soapbox vehicle, then line up on the Main Street Hill and see how fast it will take you[...]
7:00 PM Star Quest Talent Show @ Main Street Stage
Star Quest Talent Show @ Main Street Stage
Aug 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This event is always sure to be entertaining. Come on out to see a variety of talent, or be bold enough to perform on stage! See the Talent Show page[...]
Sep
27
Mon
7:00 PM SOFD Meeting @ First Congregational Church
SOFD Meeting @ First Congregational Church
Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SOFD Meeting @ First Congregational Church
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