Location: Parade Route — 8th from Columbia to Van Raalte and 24th

Quality Car Wash Volksparade 

White Glove Inspection and Community Street Scrubbing: 1:00pm
Beginning at 8th Street & Columbia Ave., continuing on 8th Street to Kollen Park
The public is invited to take part in this grand tradition.

Dutch Dance Performances: 1:30pm and 1:45pm
8th St. between River Ave. & College Ave.

Parade: 2–3pm
8th St. from Columbia Ave. to Holland High School

Once the Mayor and the City Council don their white gloves and inspect the parade route, the Town Crier declares that the “streets need scrubbing” and the Quality Car Wash Volksparade kicks off! Anyone interested in joining in this annual spring cleaning must be in Dutch costume and bring buckets and brooms to the parade start at 8th St. & Columbia by 12:45pm. All others can sit back and enjoy the pageantry of this “People’s Parade,” as dozens of bands from West Michigan middle and high schools showcase their talents amid the community floats and entertaining specialty entries. Bringing up the “tail end” of the parade are the infamous Dutch Dogs!

Parades go on rain or shine! (In the case of lightning or severe weather, we will cancel for the safety of all spectators and participants. Cancellation will be announced through our website, social media and local media outlets.)


Click here for a lineup of the Volksparade

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Parade Route — 8th from Columbia to Van Raalte and 24th
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Indicates free public parking lots
  • Street parking allowed unless noted
  • Privately managed, paid parking areas also found throughout the area