SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Construction in downtown Sioux City will force the annual River-Cade parade to take a different route this year.
Rather than traveling up Douglas Street, and then down Pierce Street, the parade will start at 3rd and Iowa Streets, and travel west to Pierce Street.
The parade will then turn left onto Pierce Street, and head two blocks south, and end at the Long Lines Family Rec Center.
The parade will start at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 17.
Also announced, today, was the parade’s grand marshall.
Bruce Miller, the editor of the Sioux City Journal, will fill that role this year.
And, he’s excited to be a part of the fun.
“A great honor. Because I used to cover the River-Cade Parade, I used to cover the concerts, I judged the queen competition. I’ve done so many things on the other side of all this. So to be in the middle and a part of all this, the heart of it…is really a cool kinda thing,” said Bruce Miller, River-Cade Parade Grand Marshal.
Another change will be incorporating more events along the Missouri River.
River-Cade was founded in 1964 as a way to celebrate the “rebirth” of the Missouri River after it was re-channeled for navigation.
A full list of events for the 2019 River-Cade can be found on their website by clicking here.