The Danish Dandies have been a part of
the Danish Festival since the early 1970’s.
The group currently consists of students
ages 3 years old – 6th Grade. The children
begin practicing parade routines in July
for the festival. They choose pom-pom, baton
or flag twirling. The girls have a great time
making friends and learning the routines.
Many return year after year!
It is wonderful to see the parents, grandparents,
and other friends and relatives get so excited to see their
child in the Grand Dansk Parade wearing their costumes.
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Hans Christian Andersen
Fairy Tale Parade
Danish Festival Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Route is on Cass and Franklin Streets
(No pre-registration required)
The Grand Dansk Parade for kids! The route begins
at Cass and Franklin Streets and follows Franklin north
to the Hans Christian Andersen (HCA) Park.
Decorate your trike, bike or big wheel,
and come join the fun! Stop by the park to receive a
special gift for all parade participants.
Line up begins at Barry & Cass Street at 5:30 p.m.
Annual Danish Festival Fireman’s Parade
Danish Festival Friday
Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m., Greenville High School parking lot
Parade begins: 8:30 p.m., Greenville High School parking lot
Parade Route Map
Please join us for the 10th Annual Fireman’s Parade and see
a spectacular display of fire engines and fire trucks, as we pay
tribute to all of the wonderful men and women from Montcalm
County and surrounding areas who risk their lives serving to keep
us safe. The silent route starts at Hillcrest to Cass to Franklin,
north on Franklin to Montcalm to Clay, and south on Clay to
Cass Street. Sirens begin at Clay and Cass streets and the
parade will then return to the Greenville High School
Grand Dansk Parade
Danish Festival Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Route Begins at Cass and Bower Streets
Proceeding East on Cass, North on
Clay and West on Montcalm
The Grand Dansk Parade features great
fun for all. Scores of floats, marching bands,
clowns and novelties all join together to celebrate
the Annual Grand Dansk Parade. With
over 120 entries, there’s fun and excitement for
everyone at one of the grandest parades of all.
Lake of Illumination (Den So i Lyser)
Danish Festival Thursday | 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Please join us as we transform Baldwin Lake into the “Lake of Illumination.”
We are excited to offer this again — a free tour of our local lake to
view boats decorated in their finest “Danish design.”
If you are interested in displaying your illuminated creation, please have
your boat on the water by 8:30 p.m. for judging and the parade at 9 p.m. We would like to
encourage all homes around the lake to participate, as well. First, second and third place prizes
will be given for boats based on the Danish theme, spirit and overall appearance. So decorate
your boat (no wake during parade), home and dock in Danish colors, which are red and white.
The more lights, flags, streamers and creativity, the better!