Band Night Parade, Friday, May 12th, 2023 - Cancelled


Due to weather conditions, the parade has been cancelled.  

Bands, thank you for all the preparation you put towards this years parade.  We will miss seeing you march this evening.  We look forward to next year's parade.  

On the second Friday in May at 6:30 pm, each and every year (weather permitting), Eckroth Music is proud to bring the joy and excitement of the "Band Night" parade to Bismarck North Dakota. School marching bands show off their talent while beauty queens, non-profits, and local businesses from all over the northern mid-west march along with them, giving immeasurable support. Since its inception, it is impossible to guess how many kids, parents, and families have been impacted by the celebration of arts in the community that the parade represents. This one single event drives the futures of so many, and makes the Bismarck community a better place all year long. The details, planning, and implementation of this night are overwhelming, but the effect is immeasurable. For everyone involved in the parade's success each and every year, thank you for diving in and making this experience so wonderful!

2023 Band Night Parade registration is now closed but we hope that you are able to join us next year!


Instructions for Participants:



Organizations and bands should start to arrive by 5:30 pm to line-up for the parade.  The parade starts at 6:30 pm.


Organizations should enter the Capitol grounds via the northwest parking lot off of 4th street and proceed to the Capitol loop. A flag with your number will be placed in the ground. All organizations line-up on the west side of the loop.


Elementary School Groups should enter the Capitol grounds via the northwest parking lot off of 4th street and proceed to the Capitol loop. Your groups will gather on the west side of the loop on the sidewalk. You will find a flag along the sidewalk with your line-up number.


Bands buses should park in the northeast parking lot (Department of Transportation) and students should walk to the Capitol loop. Local students should also be dropped off in the northeast parking lot. There will be a flag with your line-up number in the ground on the east side of the Capitol loop.


Click for Parade Line-Up

Parade Route