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Brainerd Lakes Area 4th of July Events

Minnesota is your Fourth of July capitol with events and entertainment all month long in July. Celebrate independence day in the Brainerd Lakes Area this year.

Nisswa Freedom Days

July 3, 2023
Nisswa Freedom Days Celebration, Parade & FIREWORKS!
Celebrate FREEDOM in Nisswa on Monday, July 3rd with a full schedule of fun! Activities throughout the day including Turtle Races, Water Wars, live music, food vendors and more.

The Freedom Days parade starts at 7 pm. Spectators line both sides of Main Street to watch the parade that includes various floats, marching veterans' groups, high school marching bands, clowns, area royalty, fire trucks, car clubs, horse-riding groups and more.

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Crosby Fourth of July Celebration

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Fourth of July in Crosby! Plan now for a spectacular Fourth of July in Crosby. The parade starts at noon on Sunday July 4th. The route will start in Ironton and follow Highway 210 to the east near Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake – a modified route due to the road construction project through Crosby and Ironton. Fun in the park all day (beer tent, food vendors, live music and more) then a spectacular fireworks display at dusk over Serpent Lake brought to you by Deerwood Bank. The Crosby Fire Department is committed to, as always, do their absolute best to make the 4th of July day celebration enjoyable and safe for all parties.

Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days

July 3-4, 2023
Celebrate our nation’s independence on July 3rd & 4th in Pequot Lakes! You’ll find fun activities for the whole family at Stars & Stripes Days, Minnesota’s BEST small town Independence Day celebration!

SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2023

5PM // Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).

5PM // Bean Bag Toss Tournament Registration (South Trailside Park).
$20 per team, 2 players per team. Youth Bracket 8-14 years old. Adult Bracket 15+ years old. Cash prizes for 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in each bracket! Rules are TBD.

5PM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park).
Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House, & Kids Climb.

6PM // Bean Bag Toss Tournament (South Trailside Park).
Scoring- Each team is responsible for keeping track of their own score (honor system). First team to 21 advances (must win by 2 points, first team must be given the opportunity to finish playing, single elimination). Cornhole bags in-the-hole and bags in-the-count pitched by opponents during an inning (in singles play) or half of an inning (in doubles play) cancel each other out. Only non-canceled bags are counted in the score for the inning. Cornhole Bags In-The-Count: Bags in-the-count cancel each other. A bag in-the-count of one contestant shall cancel a bags in-the-count of the opponent and those bags shall not score any points. Any non cancelled bags in-the-count score 1 point each. Bag must fully be on the board in order to count as a point (unless bag has gone "in-the-hole"). Players may knock opponents bags off the board (either on purpose or by accident). Championship- Teams playing for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will be playing for cash prizes!

7PM // LIVE Music (Sponsored by TDS Telecom)

DUSK // Fireworks by North Star Fireworks, LLC (Pequot Lakes High School practice field).
Best viewing locations: Trailside Parks, Pequot Lakes School and TDS parking lot.

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2023

7AM – 11AM // Pancake Breakfast (Pequot Lakes Fire Hall on Main Street).

9AM – 3PM // Craft Fair & Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).
Get a yummy bite to eat: fresh squeezed lemonade, mini donuts, french fries, cheese curds, corn dogs, kettle corn, cotton candy, snow cones, caramel apples & hot dogs.

9AM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park).
Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House & Kids Climb, Water Wars.

9:30AM // Kiddie Parade (Band Shelter, North Trailside Park).

10AM – 11:30AM // Parade Line Up (Pequot Lakes Middle School Parking Lot).

10:30AM // Pie Eating Contest (In front of the Chamber Building).
$5 per person. Cash Prize for winners!

11AM – 4PM // Beer Garden (Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49).

12PM // Stars & Stripes Days Parade!
Parade begins at west side of the Pequot Lakes School.

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Longville Independence Day Celebration

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