Frequently Asked Questions
WHY TOUR HOMES ON THE PARADE?
It's an opportunity to meet some of the area's best builders, along with their product and service providers to learn how a home was designed, what materials and techniques were chosen and why, and what went into the construction. It allows the general public to walk through showcase houses and gather ideas for their dream home or provide great examples of what is possible in the world of remodeling.
WHAT WILL VISITORS SEE?
Parade homes are decorated and ready to show off the latest colors, tiles, window treatments, exterior designs, floor plans and furniture trends to admire. And of course the moldings, doors, state of the art appliances, decking, insulation, home heating, home financing options etc. - indeed many of the products and services, even the homes themselves can be duplicated for you. Information on just about every detail on the homes is available to make your own house a showcase home!
Visitors will learn how energy saving features like geo-thermal heating & cooling, radiant heat, back-up propane systems and can significantly increase your warmth and decrease your heating bills. Check out first hand a variety cabinets, fixtures, master baths boasting walk-in shower with granite seats and high performance windows and doors. If you like granite or quarts countertops, see for yourself on display in some of the homes. This is a home show like no other!
Tickets for the Parade of Homes can be purchased at the first house you visit. One ticket allows entry into all of the homes on the tour and cost $20. Children 18 and under are free. Tickets may also be purchased by using the Parade Craze "APP" which can be downloaded for free on any mobile device. It includes directions to all the homes, photos of the homes and information about the builders. Visitors can make comments on homes in real time, vote on their favorite features and engage in the experience. Go to App store and download the Parade Craze App and then search Lakes Region Parade of Homes 2018.
A comprehensive Parade Guidebook will be handed out at each of the homes featuring all of the homes, with graphics, descriptions, maps and local sponsors of the event. The proceeds from the ticket sales is used enrich our programs including… Workforce Development Initiative, Student Scholarships and Tool Box Awards for kids going into the trades and supporting our communities through local charities.
One Ticket | Good All Weekend | Start At Any Home.
GET INSPIRED ON COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND!
Saturday, Sunday & Monday; tour hours 10-4 each day