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2024 dates are 21, 22, and 23 June.
JUNE 21, 22, 23
5:00 PM Park Opens
5:30 PM Food Stand Open - Hamburgers, Boneless WINGS, & Pork Loins
5:30 PM to 12:30 AM Beer Stands Open
7:30 PM FREE Bike Drawing - Ages 12 and under @ Park (must be present to win)
8:00 PM Miss Nicollet Talent contest at the High School
9:00 Band - Smokescreen

11:00 AM Park Opens
11:00 AM Food Stand Open - Hamburgers, Drumies & Pork Loins
11:00 AM to 12:30 AM Beer Stand Open12 to 8 PM Escape Room, (for information call Adam: 507-995-8530 or e-mail:

12:00 PM Bean Bag (Corn-Hole) Tournament (For info call Troy: 507-848-0935)
1:30 PM Kiddie Peddle Pull @ Park (Register at 1pm)
2 hour ride wrist bands available to Pull Participants from 3-5 PM for $ 10
8:00 PM FREE Bike Drawing – ages 12 & under @ Park (Must be present to win)
9:00 PM Band @ Park
Event Sponsored By: Nicollet Generous Supporters

Sunday 20June

11:00 Park Opens

1 pm parade

Event Sponsors:
Nicollet Lion’s Club, Nicollet Conservation Club, Pro Growth Bank, Schmidt’s Meat Market, Greater Nicollet Area Community Foundation, Cabin Bar

Generous Supporters:
City of Nicollet, United Farmers Co-op, Crystal Valley Co-op, Xcel Energy, New Sweden Mutual Insurance Co.,
Bolton-Menk Engineers, Nicollet Veterinary Clinic, KPA Services-Kurt Aarons, Jeff Grommersch Seeds & Insurance,
Nicollet Mart, Rapid Ricks Bar & Grill, Nicollet County Sheriffs Department, Nicollet Fire Department

Want to be in the parade, call Del at 507-381-9232. See invite & Entry form below Friendship Days contact list.

  Just for Kix Food Stand

 Vanessa Hendrickson



Hamburger Stand

Dave Vulcan


 Hamburger Stand Asst

Dave Holcomb


(630) 240-8373

Pop Stand





Del Vulcan/Dale Lange

(507) 995-0880
 Beer Stand   Mitch Olsen   931-538-9255  

Nicollet Area Business’s and residents                                                                    

RE:  Nicollet Friendship Days:  June 21-23 June 2024

On behalf of the Nicollet American Legion Post 510, I want to invite your business to participate/advertise and/or support the town’s 3 day Nicollet Friendship Days.  In the past, the entire greater Nicollet community supported and was involved with Friendship Days.  We want that involvement to continue.  We thank those that supported the celebration last year.

Friendship Days proceeds go to keep the Legion Hall open for such community events as benefit fund raisers, school functions such as the FFA Breakfast, 4-H Dinner, Girl/Boy scout meetings, weddings and many other community events that need a large open hall.  Many of these events the rental charge is waived if it is for a school or benefit event.  The proceeds also pay for such children & youth events as our free bike give away on Saturday and Sunday nights, the kiddie tractor pull on Sunday, and our Miss Nicollet Queen program.

This is a great opportunity for your company to advertise in our grand parade that draws up to 3,000 spectators or sponsor/donate to one of the weekend events such as:  Live Music in the park Friday & Saturday nights, The Queen program, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Grand Parade, the Sunday Raffle drawing or the Saturday & Sunday night kids bike give away.  The city park, Kiddie Parade, Gaming Trailer, Bounce Houses, Mechanical Bull, Laser Tag, Axe Throwing, Bean Bag Tournament,  food & drink stands are open all three days.

  1. Event sponsors are those that donate generously ( $ 500 – 1,000) to a particular event and will be listed on the area wide advertising posters,  ads and thank-you’s.
  2. Generous Supporters are those that give a cash or prize donation of $200 or more and will be listed on the parade handout and public thank-you.
  3. Raffle Ticket supporter are those that donate money or merchandise to our raffle.  Raffle drawing is Sunday evening at 6 pm in the city’s center park.
  4. Parade participant or general supporter are businesses or individuals that want to advertise and participate in the parade or just support it. Donations is $ 60-100.

Businesses or individuals wishing to support or advertise in our Friendship Days Celebration can send their donations payable to the Nicollet American Legion Post 510 to: Post 510, P.O. Box 174, Nicollet, MN 56074. If you have any questions,  just call Dale Lange at (507) 995-0680 or email at

Donation/Raffle/Parade Entry form is enclosed/attached.

Mitch Olsen

Nicollet American Legion Commander


Sponsorship/Donation/Parade Entry FORM


Our American Legion Club 510 is hosting the Nicollet Area Friendship Days Celebration 21-23 June 2024. We are a non profit community support organization that supports local veterans, community events, school events and an Americanism Education Program.  Our Tax ID number is 41-6036490.  We invite you to support and/or be part of our celebration, please fill out this form as completely as possible.  Return to the address below as soon as possible, but not later than June 1st.


Yes, I want to be part of the Nicollet Area Friendship Days celebration.  I will participate in Saturday’s Parade or support Friendship Days celebration by: (Mark the appropriate category)


____    Event sponsor ( $ 500 - 1,000).  Events: Parade marching Band;  ____ Queen Program, ____________ Other __________________.

  • Will be listed on event and general advertising posters.
  • Donations must be received by 15 April 2022
  • ____Will or ____Will not participate in the parade.

____     Generous supporter ( $ 200-500 )

  • Will be listed on Parade Flier and other advertisements
  • Donations must be received by 15 April 2023
  • ____Will or ____Will not participate in the parade.

____    Raffle Ticket Supporter. _____money donation; ____merchandise donation

  • Will be listed on Raffle tickets. Specify ___________________________
  • Donations must be received by 1 April 2024

____   Saturday's Parade Advertising participant or general supporter ( $ 60–100)

  • Will be listed on Parade Flier
  • ____Will or ____Will not participate in the parade..

Make checks payable to Nicollet American Legion Post 510

Unit Name : ______________________________________________

Contact Person:______________________________________

E-mail address:______________________________________

Mailing Address:_____________________________________

City_______________      State_______    Zip____________

Phone # _______________ Do you charge a fee? _____________

Description of Unit _____________________________________________

Does your Unit make any loud noise that requires special placement in the Parade? ___Yes ____ No    If yes please describe: _______________________________________________


What Category Best Fits Your Unit?    Check Appropriate Box(s)

____ Music (Marching ____Riding____) (describe) _______________

____ Clowns____ Queen or ______ Official Dignitary ( Car ___ Float ___ )

____ Color Guard ( Legion ___VFW___AUX___)( Post # _____)

____ Animals (Type & Number of animals)__________________________

  • Horse units without a means to pick up droppings will be placed near the rear of the parade