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November 16, 2017
File photo / Tribune
There will be about 25 different floats during Saturday's Holidaze parade in Willmar; and the more lights the better.
Lights, penguins, Santa! 15th annual Holidaze parade Saturday to light up downtown Willmar
November 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
October 9, 2017
Tribune file photo

Willmar Fests, which already sponsored several floats in the Holidaze parade, has now taken over the entire event that kicks off the holiday season each winter in Willmar. The City Council approved giving Willmar Fests the $5,000 for Holidaze, which was initially appropriated to Willmar Downtown Development until the group said it could no longer organize the event.
Willmar Fests takes over Holidaze
October 9, 2017 - 6:08am
June 22, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

People gather for the Senior Ambassador Coronation Wednesday, June 21, at the Willmar Community Center in Willmar. Princesses and candidates welcomed the new Senior Ambassador on the first day of Willmar Fests.
Audrey Buzzeo named Willmar Fests senior ambassador
June 22, 2017 - 2:05pm
June 21, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Audrey Buzzeo, left, is crowned senior ambassador by Jan Schmeling, one of last year's Willmar Fests senior ambassadors,  during the coronation event Wednesday at the Willmar Community Center in Willmar.

Princesses and candidates welcomed the new ambassador on the first day of Willmar Fests. Schmeling and Ralph Geier have served as senior ambassadors for the last year.
Audrey Buzzeo named Willmar Fests senior ambassador
June 21, 2017 - 8:26pm
June 20, 2017
Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo
The KMS Marching Saints march in the Willmar Fests parade in this 2016 file photo. The Grande Day Parade for this year's 72nd annual Willmar Fests begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Willmar Fests to kick off Wednesday
June 20, 2017 - 7:43am
June 27, 2015
Video: U of M Marching Band at Willmar Fests
June 27, 2015 - 4:17pm
June 26, 2015
Jody Darvel of Willmar and her daughter Sarah Darvel of Revelstoke, B.C., Canada, sample drinks at the Becker Beer-Tasting booth as Willmar Downtown Development volunteer Jeff Madsen pours. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Video: New events add intrigue to Willmar Jaycees Block Party
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2011
The annual Willmar Fest Kiddie parade is held in downtown Willmar, Minnesota on Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Willmar Fest Kiddie Parade
June 24, 2011 - 3:02pm
July 5, 2010
The Willmar Marching Cardinals from the Willmar High School perform their marching routine during the Willmar Fest Grande Day Parade which was held on Saturday June 26, 2010 in downtown Willmar, Minnesota.
Willmar Marching Cardinals Perform at the Willmar Fest Grande Day Parade
July 5, 2010 - 12:19am
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