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Good Neighbor Festival Parade

Everyone Loves a Parade!

The annual Good Neighbor Festival Parade was held on Sunday, August 27 at noon.  This marquee GNF activity is one of the largest community parades held in the Madison area each year.  

Click the link below to see the parade line up, and learn more about each entry.  Like an entry in the parade? Click the “MORE” button and give them a “Yay!”

Middleton High School Marching Band Color Guard
The tractor driven near the front of the parade by the late Bird Acker was driven by his grandkids in the 2023 parade
Bill's Towing in the 2023 GNF Parade
GNF Parade emcee Perry Hibner greets Bucky Badger

Parade Awards

Our parade participants not only want to entertain you and make sure you have enough free candy to last until Halloween, they are also competing for trophies.  Awards are given for entries based on their overall entertainment value and representation of the 2023 theme, which is “Diamond Jubilee – Our 60th Year”.  

Your 2023 Good Neighbor Festival Parade Winners are:


Best Overall Entry:  MHS Cardinal Marching Band

Best Business Entry: LSM Chiropractic

Best Non-Profit Entry:  Vennelag Lodge – Mt. Horeb

Best Youth Group Entry: 4-H Club

Best Entertainment: Madison Pipes & Drums

The Good Neighbor Festival Parade Route begins at the intersection of Branch Street and Franklin Avenue, going west on Franklin, then north on Parmenter Street ending at Lee Street near the festival grounds

Please contact for any questions about the parade!

Infinity Martial Arts Kiddie Parade - Friday, August 25th at 5 pm

Our festival is so great we can’t have just one parade, so we decided to have two!!

The Infinity Martial Arts Kiddie Parade kicked off the whole festival on Friday, August 25th

Kids of any age decorated their bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons or strollers and joined in the fun.  There was  a martial arts demonstration before and after the parade, the first 200 kids received a balloon at the start of the parade and an awesome drawstring goodie bag from Infinity Martial Arts and other Good Neighbor businesses at the end of the parade.

Infinity Martial Arts Kiddie Parade kicks the festival off on Friday Night. The parade route starts at the Performing Arts Center Entrance to Middleton High School, travels around the high school and ends on the festival grounds
Our Parades - Middleton Good Neighbor Festival