Brainerd Lakes Area 4th of July Celebration
4th of July Celebrations 2017

Lakes Area Communities Near Brainerd


Nisswa's Freedom Day Celebration & Parade
July 2-3, 2017

(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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Eats & Treats - Throughout Town
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Crafter and Market Space Vendors at Pioneer Village
Bounce House | Gunner's Paint Ball | Water Wars
Action Entertainment Stage Coach Rides
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Turtle Race Registration Begins
2:00 pm Turtle Races begin
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Live Music - Harold Herboldt - at the Gazebo
4:00 pm

Chalk Drawing Contest Registration at the Gazebo
(Start as soon as turtle races are over! Bring your own chalk)

5:30 pm Kiddie Parade - Start at the old Chamber building by the Turtle Track and parade down town on sidewalk to the Nisswa Square
7:00 pm PARADE - Main Street
8:30 pm - 12:30 am Street Dance - Pickle Factory

Stars & Stripes Days (Breezy Point/Pequot Lakes)
July 3 - 4, 2017
(Schedule subject to change)

July 3:  
5:00 pm Trampoline bungee jumps, dunk tanks, food vendors, and more.
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Petting Zoo by Safari North Wildlife Park
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Live Music from Taylor Reed
After Dusk Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks - Pequot Lakes High School Ball Fields

July 4:  
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors - Trailside Park
10:00 am Minnow Races - Trailside Park
10:00 am Money in the Haystack - Trailside Park
10:30 am Kiddie Parade Registration - Chamber Building Parking Lot
11:00 am Kiddie Parade - Chamber Building Parking Lot
12:00 pm Stars & Stripes Parade
(Parade Entries Must be Pre-Registered by July 1)

Crosby Fire Department 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2017

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 - 5, 2017

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: 47th Annual Fireworks Display
July 1, 2017

2017 marks the 47th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on July 1, 2017 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 15, 2017

Pierz Freedom Fest is on Saturday, July 15th this year! Featuring Neal McCoy, Blackhawk, Chris Hawkey, The Fabulous Armadillos, and The Brother's Tone 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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to view more events that are taking place in the Lakes Area over the 4th of July weekend.

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