Brainerd Lakes Area 4th of July Celebration
4th of July Celebrations 2018

Lakes Area Communities Near Brainerd


Nisswa's Freedom Day Celebration & Parade
July 2-3, 2018

(Schedule subject to change)

July 2: At Grand View Lodge, The Pines (Public is Welcome!)
6:00 pm Family Fun and Games | Live Music | Food
After Dusk Fireworks Show
July 3: Downtown Nisswa
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Turtle Race Registration
2:00 pm Turtle Races!
3:00 pm Legion Baseball game at Nisswa City Park
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Live Music at the Pickle Factory (outdoor stage)
5:30 pm Activity for kids (tbd)
7:00 pm Parade!
8:15 pm – 11:30 pm Live Music at the Pickle Factory (outdoor stage)

Stars & Stripes Days (Breezy Point/Pequot Lakes)
July 3 - 4, 2018
(Schedule subject to change)

July 3:  
5:00 pm Trampoline bungee jumps, dunk tanks, food vendors, and more.
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. eer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes
6:00 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Tournament ($10 per Team / 2 players)
6:30 p.m. Band Performance by SOLO
After Dusk Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks - Pequot Lakes High School Ball Fields

July 4:  
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Flea Market, Craft Fair, Food Vendors @ Trailside Park
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Bungee Trampoline & Kids Climb, Trailside Park South
10 a.m. Money in the Haystack, and Golden Bobber Hunt, Trailside Park North
10:30 a.m. Kiddie Parade & Bed Races (5 per team) Registration, Band Shell
11:00 a.m. Kiddie Parade, Veterans Memorial Walking Path; Bed Races, Paul Bunyan Trail (Trailside Park North)
11:30 a.m. time changed 7/3 ------- Stars & Stripes Parade

Crosby Fire Department 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018

The Crosby Fire Department sponsors this Annual Event each year on the 4th of July.

The parade starts at 11:00AM on Friday, July 4th in Ironton and continues through downtown Crosby - ending on East Main Street.

Join the crowd in the Crosby Memorial Park after the parade to enjoy live music, food vendors, a beer garden and other items of interest.

End the day at dusk with an awesome fireworks display - put on, once again, by the Crosby Fire Department and its members.

Location: Crosby, MN and Ironton, MN

Longville 4th of July Celebration
July 4 , 2018

Come to Longville and enjoy the parade, food and fun all day Friday July 4th, right downtown. Parade kicks off the celebration, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Food and games throughout the day:

There will be a food court featuring many different food vendors in the city parking lot across from the city docks. The Chamber will be selling Mary Etta Pies, hot dogs, hamburgers and pop. Other tempting treats usually include walking tacos, cheese curds, snocones -- and a beer garden!

There will be inflatables, Bingo and lots of games for all ages.
Please Note: we will not have Turtle Races on July 4th. The regular Turtle Races will be held on Wednesday, July 2.

At dusk, Longville's fireworks display will take place over Girl Lake.

Location: Downtown Longville and Girl Lake (Longville, MN)


Crosslake Celebrates America: 48th Annual Fireworks Display
July 7, 2018

2018 marks the 48th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on July 1, 2018 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.

Best viewing spots from land:
 • From the bridge by The Wharf Restaurant on County Road 16
 • The beach at the Army Corps of Engineers Park in downtown Crosslake
 • From the dam in Crosslake next to the Army Corps of Engineers Park

Or launch your boat and watch them from the water. It is spectacular!

Fireworks show begins after dusk.

Location: Sand Island, on Cross Lake (Crosslake, MN)


Lower Hay Lake Fireworks

Fireworks Show on Lower Hay Cancelled Indefinitely - Visit the Friends of Lower Hay Lake Website for Press Release


Pierz Freedom Fest
July 14, 2018

Pierz Freedom Fest is on Saturday, July 14th this year! Featuring Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, The Fabulous Armadillos, Eagles Tribute, and more will be playing between acts by the General Admission Bar.

Tickets are now on sale! Tickets are available at Bootleggers Bar, The Clothesline, F&M Bank, Hartmann's, JM/SA, Johnny C's Sports Bar, Little Falls Radio, Red's Auto, Red Rooster, Trails Edge and Unity Bank. Tickets can also be purchased online.

Call 320-468-6471 for more information.

Location: 12879 Hwy 25, Pierz, MN 56364



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