Montgomery Torchlight Parade & Fireworks



Montgomery is once again getting in its festive spirit for the holidays!  Here is the 25th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Program, which will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017.  The parade will take place along 1st Street in Historic Downtown Montgomery starting at 6:30 p.m.  The fireworks display will be on the south end of 1st Street South.  This year the Torchlight Parade & Fireworks committee also has a collectible souvenir button available.   For those who make a free will donation, you will receive a button to help fund this great community event! Stay tuned for more details or better yet LIKE them on Facebook!

The committee will once again be holding a medallion hunt and a holiday lighting contest, where local businesses and residents will be judged on their holiday displays.  Residents will be judged on Best Christmas Theme, Best Use of Lights, and Most Unique and the Business Community will be judged on Best Display.  Registration is required for the holiday lighting contest.  Registration forms are available at CornerStone State Bank, Frandsen Bank & Trust and Mackenthun's Fine Foods or download it here!

The Montgomery Area Community Club would like to thank each of the Torchlight Committee Members for their amazing job along with their many volunteers!  Thank you to Jake Keohen, Don and Neaner Kriha, Chuck and Anita Rynda, Lynn Heinzig, Jenny Anderson, Megan Brockway, Carrie Rynda, Ken Pavek and Tony Jelinek!

Become a Sponsor

Consider becoming a Sponsor for the 25th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks celebration!  Learn more about the sponsorship program here and if you have questions, please feel free to contact us!


Support our sponsors!  Without them this event would not be possible!

Platinum Sponsor: Waste Management

Gold Sponsors: Suel Printing, Mayo Clinic Health System, Montgomery Knights of Columbus #1573, Seneca Foods Corp., CornerStone State Bank and Todd's Auto Parts - NAPA

Silver Sponsors: Hoefs Dairy, Warnemunde Law Office, Franek Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Le Sueur County Mounted Sheriff's Posse, Lonesome Loon Furniture & Upholstery, Montgomery Brewing Company, Montgomery Family Dental, Montgomery National Golf Course, Tom & Ann Gregor, Herrmann Drug, R & R Metalworks, Inc. / Montgomery Car Wash, RES Specialty Pyrotechnics, KCHK/KRDS Radio, Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric, Lynn & Gary Heinzig, Montgomery Sportsmens Club, Montgomery Garden Club, Casey's General Store, White Front, Frandsen Bank & Trust, Chuck & Anita Rynda, Kriha Electric, LLC, Dvorak Accounting & Tax, Montgomery Lions Club, Odenthal Meats, Subway, MN Valley Electric Cooperative and Montgomery Fire Department

Bronze Sponsors: Dave & Sue Soukup, Hruby Rentals, Pizzeria 201, Dr. Geoff Iverson DDS, Stasney Renovations, Edel Mobile Repair, Marek Law Office, Kaisershot Farms, Sons of the American Legion, Montgomery Red Hats, Tony Simon Construction, Don & Neaner Kriha, Edel's Meat Market, House of Insurance Agency, Inc., Mackenthun's Fine Foods, McGuire Landscaping, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Pam Edel - Edina Realty, Richard C. Lea, Attorney at Law, Zeke's Lawn Mowing, Montgomery Auto Repair, Classic Creations, Flicek Insurance Agency of Montgomery, Inc., Wheatland Twin-Lakes Sportsmen Club, Happy Hour Bar, J.R. Rynda Century Farm, Wayside Liquor, OAM Food-N-Fuel, Barnett Brothers Inc.,   Montgomery American Legion Post #79, David Richter Pioneer Seed, Bisek Interiors /  Bisek Steam & Clean, Palace Bar & Restaurant, Matt & Jenny Anderson, Tim & Megan Brockway, Stasney Electric, Neil Vlasak Trucking & Farms, Next Chapter Winery, Pla Mor Lanes Recreational Center, Posy Floral & Gifts, LaNette's, Franke's Bakery, Arts & Heritage Center of Montgomery and Royal Comfort, LLC.

Holiday Sponsors: Daryl & Cindy Curtis, Ruhland Electric, Dianne Elfstrand, Ed & Jean Keogh, K.R. Monty Bar & Hotel, Inc., Main Street Barber, Patricia Rynda, Budin Building, Family Furniture, John Grimm, Jake & Kay Keohen and Schoenbauer Funeral Homes, Inc.

In Kind Sponsors: David's Diner/Montgomery Oil, Joni Tikalsky, Center Stage Dance/Snap Fitness, City of Montgomery and College City Beverage.

2012 Buttton

Button Design Winner

Congratulations to Megan Odenthal, the 2016 Button Design Winner!  The committee allows any 4th grade student within the Tri-City United School District to submit their design for a chance to be chosen. 

  • 2012 Button Winner - Macy Jamerson
  • 2013 Button Winner - Charlotte Houn
  • 2014 Button Winner - Abby Rutt
  • 2015 Button Winner - Joey Callahan
  • 2016 Button Winner - Megan Odenthal
  • 2017 Button Winner - Kaytlyn Miller

Grand Marshals

The Torchlight Parade & Fireworks committee sent out permission slips to ALL the 2nd graders who attend either Montgomery Elementary or Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School for an opportunity to be chosen as the Grand Marshals.  One lucky girl and boy were randomly chosen for the honor.  Previous winners include:

  • 2012 Grand Marshals - Elie Sladek & Cole Franek
  • 2013 Grand Marshals - Ana Stasney & Ethan Huber
  • 2014 Grand Marshals - Addison Houn & Jacob Cihak
  • 2015 Grand Marshals - Emily Kuchinka & Isaak Worm
  • 2016 Grand Marshals - Trista Gessler & Brayden Siebsen

Contact Information

For more information on being a sponsor or having a parade unit contact Anita at (507) 364-5743 or Neaner at (507) 364-5408.