Viking Days Parade

Parade 2021

The Augustana University Viking Days Parade is a homecoming event that allows student organizations, campus departments, businesses and community groups to showcase their Augustana spirit and celebrate the university's core values (Christian, liberal arts, community, excellence and service). The 2023 Viking Days Parade is on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Save the Dates

  • Deadline to sign up | Sept. 8
  • Parade line-up | Sept. 23 | 9 a.m.
  • Parade | Sept. 23 | 10:30 a.m.  

Parade Route

  • The parade route will begin at the corner of 28th Street and Grange Avenue, proceed south on Grange Avenue to 33rd Street then proceed east down 33rd Street. The route will end at the Our Savior’s Lutheran parking lot on 33rd Street.

How to Enter

  • Step 1: Email the Viking Days Parade Committee at
  • Step 2: Please allow up to seven business days after submission for approval.
  • Step 3: Payment can be made after approval but no later than Friday, Sept 22.
    • Payments can be made online or via check (made out to Augustana University, memo Viking Days Parade). A link to the online payment form and a mailing address for checks will be sent to all approved entries.
  • Step 4: Be on the lookout for directions from the Viking Days Parade co-chairs regarding your parade line-up location and other pertinent information.

*All campus groups will be contacted separately by the Viking Days Committee on how to register for the parade.

Entry Categories & Costs

  • Commercial or For-Profit — $30
  • Political — $30
  • Bands/Teams (Cheer, Dance, Gymnastics, Karate, etc.) — $15
  • Nonprofit — No Cost

Parade Guidelines

All parade entrants are asked to observe the Parade Guidelines. Any violation of these guidelines will result in forfeiture of participation in the parade. Entry fees will NOT be refunded for any reason, including inclement weather.