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Brainerd Lakes Area 4th of July Celebration

Brainerd is Minnesota's Fourth of July Capital, and for good reason! The 4th of July celebration in the Brainerd Lakes Area lasts for days and spans dozens of the most beautiful lake town. From parades and fireworks, to musical performances and picnics, the whole family will find an activity to enjoy on Independence Day.

Schedule of Events
A complete schedule of all events in the Brainerd Lakes Area American Celebration.

Lakes Area Events
Information on other Independence Day celebrations in communities throughout the Lakes Area.

Information about unique events that include fireworks for those who enjoy the beautiful fireworks displays that light up the skies as we celebrate the July 4th holiday.

4th of July Parade Route
The 4th of July Parade, which will be themed for Brainerd’s 150-year anniversary, is near downtown Brainerd on July 4 at 6:00 p.m. It starts near Kiwanis Park, travels north on East River Road, to Laurel Street, South 5th Street, and then heads south to College Drive. For parking, try on-street parking or City parking lots located at 7th and Laurel Street (in between Sage on Laurel and Crow Wing Co-Op), 7th and Front Street, or City Hall located at 6th and Laurel Street. For more information contact Brainerd Community Action: 218-829-5278