Independence Day/4th of July Celebrations

Ottertail: The Otter's July Local Music Festival
June 29th - July 8th


Live Local Bands and Musical Performers from June 29-July 7th. 
June 29: The CropDusters: No Cover
June 30th: Blind Joe: $5 Cover after 10pm
July 1st: The CropDusters: No Cover
July 2nd: 2 Piece Legacy: No Cover
July 3rd: Darren Quam: No Cover
July 4th: 2 Piece Legacy: No Cover
July 5th: The CropDusters: No Cover
July 6th: Mike Grabow: No Cover
July 7th: Blue English: No Cover

Where: The Otter

306 MN Highway 78 N, Ottertail, Minnesota 56571

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Blue English and 3 others

July 4th Boat Parade
July 4th @ 2:00 pm

Meet at the western side of the lake with your decorated boat and crew!

Where: West Leaf Lake, Ottertail MN

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: West Leaf Lake 4th of July Boat Parade

Pequot Lakes: 2018 Stars & Stripes Days
July 3rd & 4th


Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

For information on sponsoring this event
Click here for the Crafter Booth application (Apply TODAY to guarantee your booth space!)
Click here for the Food Vendor application (Apply TODAY to guarantee a space in the park!)


July 3rd Schedule of Events

  • 5:00 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes
  • 6:00 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Tournament ($10 per Team / 2 players)
    • Single elimination tournament bracket play. Each player must throw from behind the front of the box. First team of 2 players to 21 or over, need to win by 2 points with cancelation scoring. Bags are allowed to bounce on the ground onto the board (walking the dog is approved). Boards will be placed 24 ft. apart. Each team is responsible for its own score. Teams playing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th will be playing best out of three.
  • 6:30 p.m. - Band performance by SOLO
  • After Dusk - Fireworks 

July 4th Schedule of Events

  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Craft Fair, Food Vendors and music in Trailside Park
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Bungee Trampoline and Kids Climb, Trailside Park South
  • 10 a.m. - Money in the Haystack and Golden Bobber Hunt, Trailside Park North
  • 10:30 - Kiddie Parade and Bed Races (5 per team) Registration at Band Shell, Trailside Park North
  • 11:00 - Kiddie Parade, Veterans Memorial Walking Path; Bed Races, Paul Bunyan Trail, Trailside Park North
  • 12 p.m. -  Stars & Stripes Parade Click here to download the entry form  



Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Pequot Lakes

Motley: 2018 4th of July Boat Parade
June 30th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get your boat decorated and gather in the bay near the boat launch at 1pm!

Where: Crookneck Lake

Motley, Minnesota 56466

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Crookneck Lake

Brainerd: 4th of July Races
June 30th -July 1st

Join Us 4th of July weekend for racing. Both SCCA and VSCR will be racing this weekend. We will have both open wheel and sedan vintage race groups

Where: Brainerd International Raceway

5523 Birchdale Rd, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: VSCR

The American Celebration
July 4th starting @ 4:00 pm

4 p.m.: Parade, Brainerd. Grand marshal is Citizen of the Year Steve Mau.

6:30 p.m.: SFO - Salute to Kansas and Foreigner, Don Adamson Sports Com  plex, Brainerd High School. Free admission.

8-10 p.m.: SFO - A Tribute to Journey

10 p.m.: Presentation of the flag and Amanda Nieuwsma performs the national anthem.

10:15 p.m.: Fireworks, Don Adamson Sports Complex, Brainerd High School.

Soure, credits & more information: BrainerdDispatch

Perham: Baseball & Fireworks
July 4th @ 7:30 pm


Where: Krueger Field- Tuffy's Stadium

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Perham

Lake Shore: 2nd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4th @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s almost time for the 2nd Annual 4th of July Firework Extravaganza! We so loved seeing everyone come out for the show last year that we’re partnering with our friends at @zorbazongull to do it again! 

All upcoming details will be found on this event page! Let us know if you’ll be joining us for this awesome evening of community & summertime fun!
#barharborsupperclub #onlyattheharbor #fireworks #4thofjuly #summer

Where: Bar Harbor Supper Club

8164 Interlachen Rd, Lake Shore, Minnesota 56468

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Bar Harbor Supper Club and Zorbaz on Gull Lake

Cass Lake: Stony Point July 4th Parade
July 4th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

July 4th Parade through the campground. $5 if you want to be voted on for prizes. Anyone can participate.

Where: Stony Point Resort & Canal House Restaurant

5510 US Highway 2 NW, Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Stony Point Resort & Canal House Restaurant

Erhard: Erhard 4th Of July Parade
July 4th @ 9:00 am


Kids ride bikes, parents walk the parade. Meet at church in Erhard to line up for parade by 9 am.

Where: Erhard, Minnesota

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: I-94 BMX

Shoreham: 4th of July Boat Parade
July 4th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


It's time to plan your decorations for the annual boat parade on Sallie and Melissa! Boats will proceed clockwise this year. Prizes for boats and shorelines. Check back for pictures after the event!

Where: Lakes Melissa + Sallie Improvement Association

24410 County Highway 22, Shoreham, Minnesota 56501

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Lakes Melissa + Sallie Improvement Association

Park Rapids: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks 2018!
July 4th @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm


Paying tribute to the men and women who have fought for this country's freedom. The 4th of July Parade, coordinated by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, helps to highlight the day's festivities every year! Beginning at 5 p.m. and lead by the Park Rapids American Legion Post 212 Color Guard. 

The parade goes through downtown Park Rapids from the Hubbard County Fairgrounds entrance on Fair Avenue, down 2nd Street to Main Avenue, down to 8th Street and back to Fair Avenue. (To participate in the parade, follow this link:

Begin your day with the family fun FireCracker Footrace. This 5K walk/run begins at 9:00 a.m., starting and finishing in Heartland Park. Kids 12 and under are invited to take part in a FREE Kids Fun Run following the 5K. Proceeds from the event support the Park Rapids Area School Boys & Girls Cross Country and Track program. Register early!

Double Crust, Single Crust, Custard or Cream... bakers and pie makers wanted. Get the family involved, kids ages 8-12 are encouraged to enter. Bring your pies to Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery by Noon to be entered in the annual John Michael Lerma Pie Baking Contest & Auction! $5 Entry fee per pie. Prizes given in 5 categories. Get a piece of the pie without all the baking...Pies will be auctioned on the main stage downtown Park Rapids near Pioneer Park at approximately 3:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Park Rapids Area Library.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a pre-fireworks concert in the park. The Park Rapids Area Community Band performs in Heartland Park at 7:30 p.m. until "dark" (approximately 9 p.m.). With approximately 50 members in the band, the 4th of July outdoor concert is the largest audience they perform for. The concert area is located in the Pickle Ball Court, not far from where fireworks are dispensed. Get there early for a prime spot!

At Dusk the day comes to a close with a fireworks display overlooking Fish Hook River & Heartland Park. This impressive show is brought to you by fundraising efforts of the Park Rapids Rotary and has been referred to as the "biggest and baddest in the state,".  You don't want to miss it! (The fireworks show is 100% funded by donations from businesses and individual contributions. If you'd like to donate to the Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks Fundplease follow the link provided.)

Where: Park Rapids, Minnesota

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Park Rapids

4th of July Parade!
July 4th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Parade Participants: Line up at the pavilion at 10:15! :)

**Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated golf cart, bike, and dog. Prizes will also be awarded to the best effort and most spirt.

**Minnow Races will follow the parade up by the lodge. Prizes awarded to top 3 minnow racers!

Where: Breeze RV Resort

25824 County 89, Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Breeze RV Resort

July 4th - 7th

6:30 PM GATES OPEN AT 5:30

July 4th & 5th PRCA Xtreme Bulls! Top contestants travelling from all over the world to compete for qualifying points

July 6th & 7th PRCA Rodeo! See ESPN stars compete in all 7 professional rodeo events plus kid's sheep riding!

Featuring some of the toughest bulls in the Nation!

Top Stock Contractors

Performing Nightly


Kid's Sheep Riding!

Click here for the guideleines and registration form for kid's sheep riding!

Cowboy Poker!


$35 per night per unit
Pay at the Main Ticket Booth when purchasing your rodeo ticket



Save $$$ online! Click & Print!

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Dent: 2018 Fourth of July Boat Parade
July 4th @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

4th of July Boat Parade will be July 4th. Interested entrants should contact Jeff Dostal at 701-367-6846. Gift Certificates to Spanky’s of $100, $50 & $25 awarded to top 3.

Where: Big McDonald Lake

Dent, Minnesota 56528

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Big McDonald LID

Detroit Lakes: 4th of July Beach WOD
July 4th @ 9:00 am


Wear your RED WHITE and BLUE and join us for a fun 4th of July Beach WOD before you get your festivities on. There will be bro tanks for guys and girls for anyone interested in ordering them.. pre sales only!

Where: Zorbaz Detroit Lakez

402 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: CrossFit Detroit Lakes

4th of July Fireworks
July 4th @ DUSK

Fireworks on the DL City Beach at dusk.

Where: Detriot Lakes City Beach

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: DetroitLakes

Battle Lake: 2018 July 4th Boat Parade
July 4th @ 12:00 pm

2018 Clitherall Lake Association Boat Parade

The annual 4th of July Boat Parade will be held again this year at Noon.
When? On the 4th!

A prize will be awarded to both the best decorated boat and pontoon.

Watercraft should gather in front of Bonnie Beach Resort in time for a prompt noon start. 

Put on some red white and blue sun screen and join the fun!

Where: Lake Clitherall Mn

Battle Lake, Minnesota 56515

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Clitherall Lake Association

Alexandria: Star Storm 2018
July 4th @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Star Storm 2018 is Wednesday Night at Arrowwood Resort with $18,000 in fireworks to start at 10pm! Admission is free with entertainment beginning a few hours prior to the fireworks including live music at the Deck Bar, also music and family time on the Lakeside Lawn! 

Sponsors bringing you the fireworks are Eldens Fresh Foods, Miller Lite, Viking Coca Cola, Alomere Health and Sysco. As well as the Main Stage Sponsor Explore Alexandria Tourism, which invites you to take a picture of your favorite moment of the evening and post to either Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,  with #ExploreAlex to be entered into a drawing for a gift card to local businesses.

Parking is available at the Arrowwood Stables.  Rainbow Rider buses start running at 7pm.

Where: Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

2100 Arrowwood Ln NW
Alexandria, MN 56308 

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: VoiceofAlex