Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, Presented by Priority Courier Experts

Vulcanus Rex will use his wily ways to light up the streets of downtown Saint Paul for the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, Presented by Priority Courier Experts, marking the Vulcans march to overthrow King Boreas and bring summer back to the city of Saint Paul.  

  • Businesses, governmental agencies, community groups are all welcome to participate.  Learn more & register to be in the parade here.
  • Parade Route: Parade Route: West 7th at Smith to 5th Street to Washington to 4th Street and disassembly will start at Market on 4th.  Disassembly will continue to Wabasha. All Hotel Guests will be directed to Kellogg and Market for entry and exit Market to 5th street.
  • Location end: Rice Park, stay for the Vulcan Overthrow on the steps of the James J. Hill Library to learn more about the legend of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival
  • Warm Up In Our OFFICIAL WARMING HOUSES at Mancini’s, Tom Reid’s and Apostle Supper Club!

Parade Route

Torchlight Parade Grand Marshals

Community Grand Marshal: WDGY Radio featuring Sue Falls
“The Original Rock N Roll Station,” WDGY, is celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2023. Based just east of Saint Paul in Lakeland, Minnesota, WDGY was founded in 1923 by Dr. George Young. Today, WDGY is a third generation, locally owned and programed radio station. Representing WDGY is Sue Falls, host of the station’s Midday Café airing weekdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sue emceed the Overthrow of Boreas in 1997. She’s been involved personally and professionally with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival ever since. Over the years, she’s emceed the Royal Coronation, Queen Candidate Fashion Show, and Klondike Kate Contest as well as hosted the first live radio broadcast from the 2004 Ice Palace. Sue is married to King Boreas the 68th , John Bennett.



Radio Grand Marshals: Dave Ryan and Falen of KDWB’s “Dave Ryan in the Morning Show”
Radio legend Dave Ryan is celebrating 29 years as host of the “Dave Ryan in the Morning Show” on 101.3 KDWB. Falen has co-hosted with Dave for 10 years. She’s also a successful podcaster and aspiring artist. The Dave Ryan in the Morning Show live on KDWB 101.3
weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m.


TV Grand Marshals: Brandi Powell and Matt Belanger of 5 Eyewitness News
Brandi Powell and Matt Belanger co-anchor the weekday morning newscasts for 5 Eyewitness News and 45-TV.

Brandi is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist and member of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). She’s been with the station since 2014. 
Matt Belanger has been part of the KSTP family since 2016. In 2020, Matt was awarded the Regional Midwest Emmy for best anchor.

Official Warming Houses