What are the dates & hours of the Parade of Homes?
Spring Parade: May 13-14 & 20-21, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Saturdays and Sundays)
About the event
Tour newly built homes in various price ranges throughout the Sioux Empire. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in new homes to get ideas, meet with builders firsthand and catch up on the latest home decorating and design trends.
What is a Parade home?
A Parade home is a newly constructed residential home. Although construction on most is 100% complete, others are still in the construction phase but are safe to tour. The purpose of the event is for our builder members to show off their work, allow the public to meet the builders of the homes and to allow the public to get ideas for their next home-related project.
What does it cost to tour homes?
Homes do not require a ticket or have a cost associated with them. The only exception is the Feature Home(s). These homes will be highlighted in green so that you can find them in Home Ideas Magazine or on the app. These homes require a $5 donation via cash or check upon entrance (Kids 12 and under are free).
What is a Feature home?
Feature Homes are higher end custom homes that have been selected by a committee. These homes showcase special features and upgrades that make these homes notable. The proceeds from the admission to tour these feature home(s) will benefit the Home Builders Care Foundation. The Foundation supports industry-related programs such as scholarships, workforce development grants for area schools, construction camps, and the annual “Repair Affair” program to name a few.
Where do I buy tickets?
Tickets are not required except for Feature Home(s). Tickets for Feature Home(s) can be purchased directly at the home, these homes require a $5 per person donation via cash or check upon entrance (Kids 12 and under are free).
How do I plan which homes I want to visit?
Pick up your FREE issue of Home Ideas magazine at all Hy-Vee locations in Sioux Falls which lists details, maps, and images of each participating home.
We also have our own app – Coming Soon! The app is available for iOS and Android devices or click the store links below.
Follow the orange directional yard signs (which are marked with the home's entry number and an arrow) throughout the Sioux Empire during the event - these will help guide you directly to each home. Participating homes will have an orange string of flag pennants in front to signify it is a Parade home.
Begin at any home on the event - you do not need to visit the homes in numerical order. Homes are simply numbered in order of location.
Are all homes open during the event?
All homes are open during the event unless they are noted with a red “CLOSED” banner on app. The event app hosts the most up-to-date list of homes to tour.
Is photography allowed in the homes?
Ask the builder/ representative for permission before taking photos. This event is a great place to gather ideas for your own home but remember that these professionals put in many hours of work into creating these homes and some may request that no photos are taken.
Are shoes allowed in the homes?
Shoes are not allowed in homes and socks are required.
Due to this, consider wearing shoes that are easy to slip on.
Are food and drinks allowed?
Are the homes for sale?
Some homes are available to purchase and others are pre-sold where the new owners will move into the home directly after the event ends. Feel free to ask the builder upon entering the home. If you've found your dream home but it's already sold, be sure to visit with the builder as oftentimes they'll be willing to build a similar home on a different lot.