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Lake Waconia Band Festival 

Registration for the 2018 Lake Waconia Band Festival is now Full!

  We are looking forward to a great event! Please contact our coordinator at for more information.

The Lake Waconia Band Festival is a non-profit event hosted by the Waconia Band Boosters, sponsored by local businesses and made possible by the helping hands of over 200 volunteers. This “bands only” parade competition is one of the highlights of the Minnesota summer marching season.

The 2018 Lake Waconia Band Festival will be held Saturday, June 16th

The festival features 15 – 20 of the finest marching bands in the upper midwest!

We are looking forward to a great festival!


The parade begins at 6:00pm at City Square Park and proceeds along Main Street, Waconia. An awards ceremony is held at Bayview Elementary immediately following the parade.


2018 Participating Bands

Maple Grove Marching Crimson
Litchfield marching dragons
Cotter High School
Henry Sibley Marching Band
728 Cadets
Champlin Park Marching Rebels
Richfield Marching Spartans
Dassel-Cokato Marching Band
Mankato 77 Lancers
Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) Marching Band
Blaine Marching Bengals
NRHEG Panther Marching Band
Hutchinson Marching Tigers

The Lake Waconia Band Festival partners with Harry Wenger Band Festival also held on June 18th.  Many bands opt to participate in both festivals!