Gypsy Days

Catch Maroon and Gold Fever during Gypsy Days.
When the leaves turn, something magical happens at NSU. A fever overtakes the campus and spreads throughout the community. It’s called Gypsy Days – a weeklong celebration during NSU homecoming.

Some say it’s the highlight of the whole year as a queen and marshal are crowned and all around Aberdeen, people display their pride in the NSU Wolves. It’s a week of football, volleyball and soccer games that culminates in the annual Gypsy Day Parade – the largest parade in South Dakota.



Make plans to visit NSU during Gypsy Days.

 

 

Upcoming Gypsy Days

October 7 - 12, 2019

October 5 - 10, 2020 (tentative)

2018 Parade Awards

Gypsy Award (Best Vehicle Entry) - Shriners

Thunder's Award (Best Animal Entry) - Equine Happy Trails #67 and K9 Sports

Northern Spirit Award (Best Group Participation) - Primrose

Northern Pride Award (Best Representation of Theme) - NSU Honors Club

Mayor's Award (Best Aberdeen Community Entry) - Aqua Addicts

Chamber Award (Best Aberdeen Area Business Entry) - Dial–A-Move

President's Award (Best Northern State Entry) - Confucius – International Club

Best Overall Float - Boys and Girls Club

Band Awards - Outstanding Band Award: Aberdeen Central High School

Gold Band Awards: Northwestern, Langford, Hoven, Warner, Watertown, Aberdeen Central, Leola, Ipswich, Roncalli, Groton

Silver Band Awards: Simmons and Holgate middle schools, Edmunds Central, Webster Area High School, Eureka High School, Sully Buttes High School, Redfield High School, Mobridge-Pollock High School

Bronze Band Award: Selby Area High School

Distinguished Alumni

 

Gypsy Days Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Fame

Alumni Award Nomination Forms

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form

Distinguished Alumni GOLD Award Nomination Form

Athletics Hall of Fame Award

 
Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Fame Archive

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Gypsy Days 2017
Gypsy Days Past
Gypsy Day Parade Float Registration

Online float registration dates for the 104th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade in 2019 will be announced.

 

For more information about the parade and registration process, contact Megan Frewaldt, director of student involvement and leadership, at 605-626-3007 or gypsydays@northern.edu.

Gypsy Day Parade Band Registration

Band registration dates for the 104th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade in 2019 will be announced.

2018 Gypsy Days Royalty
Jack Foy and Carly Hubert, 2018 marshal and queen

Jack Foy and Carly Hubert, 2018 Gypsy Days marshal and queen

 

2018 Gypsy Days royalty candidates, back row from left: Jarreth "Jay Jay" Martina, Itoitz Rodriguez, Annie Woodmansey, Carly Hubert, Cheri Compton, Brandon Bicek, and Jack Foy; and front row from left: Shanae Doerr, Tyler Harris and Kaylee Babcock

2018 Gypsy Days royalty candidates are shown, back row from left: Jarreth "Jay Jay" Martina, Itoitz Rodriguez, Annie Woodmansey, Carly Hubert, Cheri Compton, Brandon Bicek, and Jack Foy; and front row from left: Shanae Doerr, Tyler Harris and Kaylee Babcock.