CNP-Torchlight-logo_full-color-7-1-15Join us for the Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, set to take place Wednesday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. Join the community as they gather and watch great floats, displays and bands march through the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. This is CenterPoint Energy’s 17th year being part of the Aquatennial and sponsoring the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade. Come down and celebrate on July 19!

If you have any questions about this year’s parade, email aquaintern@downtownminneapolis.com.


The Minneapolis Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade has been a longstanding Aquatennial tradition.  As a flagship Aquatennial event, the parade continues to grow.  The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade is the largest nighttime parade in Minnesota. We’re excited to see you at this year’s event!


Join us for the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, located on Hennepin Avenue between the Basilica of St. Mary and 5th Street N. Click on the map below to see a full-sized version or download your own copy to see where the closest parking options and Tap Minneapolis Water Stations are located. Find a spot along Hennepin Avenue and enjoy the parade!

Parking garages are located on both sides of Hennepin Avenue, and Metro Transit services the area through Light Rail Transit (Green Line to and from St. Paul, Blue Line to and from MSP International Airport/Mall of America) as well as bus routes connecting across the metro area.