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Local 4th of July events

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ALBERT LEA

Sunday, July 1
1:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Carnival in the North Broadway Parking Lot
Tuesday, July 3
3:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Carnival in the North Broadway Parking Lot
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Green Mill-Power 96 Classic Car & Motorcycle Cruise-In at the Green Mill Parking Lot
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm -- 4th of July Parade from the Fairgrounds to Central Park
Wednesday, July 4
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Carnival in the North Broadway Parking Lot
2:00 pm -- Water Ski Show at Edgewater Bay with pre-show at 1:30 and food from Hy-Vee.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Farmer's Market at North Broadway Parking Lot
4:00 pm -- July 4th Organ Blast concert featuring local musicians and patriotic music at United Methodist Church. Root beer floats from 3:15-3:45.
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- Community Band Concert on the Gazebo at Fountain Lake
10:00 pm to 11:00 pm -- Fireworks over Fountain Lake

AUSTIN

Saturday, June 30
8:00 am -- Hog Jog 5-Mile Run by the East Side Lake (Registration from 6:45 to 7:30)
9:00 am to 11:00 am -- Kids Fishing Contest by the East Side Lake (Registration at 8:30)
Noon -- 25-Mile Dan Ulwelling Bike Race at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center (Registration at 11:00)
Noon -- Moose Club Car Show at the Moose Lodge (Registration at 11:00)
5:00 pm -- Street Dance featuring the "Whitesidewalls" Rock'n'Roll Revue, followed by the "D.C. Drifters"
Sunday, July 1
7:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Morning Lions Fly-In Breakfast at the Austin Airport
Monday, July 2
7:00 pm -- Community Jazz Band Concert in the Garden at the Hormel Historic Home
Tuesday, July 3
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Family Day in the Park in Bandshell Community Park
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Bandshell Stage Entertainment in Bandshell Community Park
5:30 pm -- The Hormel Institute's Walk for a Cancer Free World from the Hormel Institute to Bandshell Park (Registration from 5:00 to 5:30)
Dusk -- Fireworks Display in Bandshell Community Park
8:00 pm to 12:00 am -- Jaycees Street Dance with the "Amish Playboyz" and "Power Play"
Wednesday, July 4
10:45 am -- 28th Annual Mini Piggy Fun Run
11:00 am -- Independence Day Parade at Main Street
1:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Bandshell Stage Entertainment at Bandshell Community Park
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Fire Department Water Wars at 9th Place SW
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Free Ice Cream Social at Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dusk -- Giant Fireworks Display

BLOOMING PRAIRIE

Tuesday, July 3
9:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Antique Tractor Show at the High School
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Various activities and stands in City Park, including a bounce house, bingo, and concessions
7:00 pm -- Magic Show in City Park
8:00 pm to 11:45 pm -- Teen Dance at the Servicemen's Club
8:00 pm to midnight -- J&H Street Dance (21+) with music by "The Blue Ringers" Downtown
Wednesday, July 4
9:00 am to 9:00 pm -- Various activities and stands in City Park, including a bounce house, bingo, mini golf, water wars, a beer garden, and concessions
9:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Antique Tractor Show at the High School
10:00 am to 7:00 pm -- Trolly rides between City Park and Victory Field
Noon -- Just For Kix Performance at the Judges Stand in City Park
1:00 pm -- Little Miss Firecracker Contestants Perform at the Judges Stand in City Park
1:30 pm -- Stix of Fury Performance in City Park
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm -- Parade from the corner of 3rd St. NW and Memorial Drive to the High School, followed by Su Fu Du live performance
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm -- Performance by "Mischief and Mayhem" at Victory Field
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Performance by "The Morning Kings" at Victory Field
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm -- Performance by "Arrows at Dawn" at Victory Field

CANNON FALLS

97th Annual Cannon Valley Fair at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds all day every day from Friday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 4
Saturday, June 30
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Free Live Music at the Cannon River Winery featuring Tim Brown, followed by "Jagged Ease"
Wednesday, July 4
11:30 am -- Independence Day Parade from the corner of East Minnesota St. and North Vine St. to the Fairgrounds
Dusk -- Fireworks at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds

CHARLES CITY, IA

Saturday, June 30
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Red, White & Blues: BBQ competition, games, food, and internationally recognized blues artist Bernard Allison
9:00 pm -- Les Nelson at the Beverage Tent
Sunday, July 1
2:00 pm -- Bill Riley Talent Contest at the Charles Theatre
Tuesday, July 3
10:30 am -- Kids' Parade around Central Park (register at the Band Shell in Central Park at 10 am)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Smiley Train in Central Park
11:00 am to Noon -- Free Games in Central Park
11:00 am -- Lunch in the Park for just $1.50
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm -- Family Movie: "National Treasure" at the Charles Theatre with Freewill Donation
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Kids' Free Swim at the Lion's Field Pool
4:00 pm -- Dive for Pennies at the Lion's Field Pool
9:00 pm -- PV & The Phantoms at the Beverage Tent
Wednesday, July 4
7:30 am -- Firecracker 5 Run/Walk 5K on the Charley Western Trailway (register on Chamber of Commerce website)
10:30 am -- Independence Day Parade from Main Street with Flyover
11:30 am -- Vendors in Central Park following the parade
Noon -- Endless Summer at the Beverage Tent
Noon -- Crowning of the Floyd County Fair Queen at the Band Shell
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Hold On Rock Band at the Band Shell in Central Park
1:30 pm -- Duck Races along the Cedar River. Ducks will be sold until 1 pm.
2:00 pm -- Marc Frana at the Beverage Tent
8:00 pm -- DJ at the Beverage Tent
8:30 pm -- Municipal Band Concert
10:00 pm -- America's Hometown Fireworks shot off from the Court House parking lot.

CLEAR LAKE, IA

Clear Lakes' Amazing 4th of July Celebration taking place every day in City Park from June 29 through July 4!
Friday, June 29
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Craft Fair in City Park
5:00 pm -- Carnival and Bingo Tent in City Park
7:00 pm -- "G.T.O. (Good Time Oldies)" performs in the Bandshell
Saturday, June 30
10:00 am to 9:00 pm -- Craft Fair in City Park
12:00 pm -- Carnival and Bingo Tent in City Park
7:00 pm -- Live music in the Bandshell
Sunday, July 1
11:00 am to 9:00 pm -- Craft Fair in City Park
Noon -- Carnival and Bingo Tent open in City Park
7:00 pm -- Live music in the Bandshell
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm -- Joe Santana performs in PM Park
Monday, July 2
11:00 am to 9:00 pm -- Craft Fair under Water Tower in City Park
Noon -- Carnival in City Park
5:00 pm -- Bingo Tent opens in City Park
7:00 pm -- "The Chocolate Crackers" (Classic Rock Covers & Original Songs) perform in the Bandshell
Tuesday, July 3
11:00 am to 9:00 pm -- Craft Fair in City Park
Noon -- Carnival in City Park
5:00 pm -- Bingo Tent opens in City Park
7:00 pm -- The "Arch Allies" perform songs by Styx, Journey, and REO Speedwagon in the Bandshell
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm -- Joe Santana performs at PM Park
Wednesday, July 4
10:00 am -- Parade starting at the 2000 block of Main Avenue
10:00 am to 9:00 pm -- Craft Fair in City Park
Noon -- Carnival and Bingo Tent in City Park
Noon -- NIACC Announces "Extreme Makeover College Edition" Winners in City Park
1:20 pm to 3:00 pm -- Denny's School of Dance performs in City Park
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Active Kids Gymnastics performs in City Park
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm -- Fireworks Party Cruise on Clear Lake (Tickets are $35)
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm -- Municipal Band Concert at the Bandshell
10:00 pm -- Fireworks over Clear Lake with R&S DJ music before the show at PM Park
Thursday, July 5
11:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Craft Fair in City Park
Noon to 5:00 pm -- Carnival and Bingo Tent in City Park

CRESCO, IA

Tuesday, July 3
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Supercross & ATV Races at the Howard County Fairgrounds
10:00 pm -- Fireworks at the Howard County Fairgrounds

EITZEN

Saturday, June 30
8:00 am -- Tractor Ride from Fire Station (Registration at 7:30)
Tuesday, July 3
3:00 pm -- Beer Garden, Food Stands, and Flea Market open Downtown
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm -- "Jim Busta Band and Mollie B" perform near the Beer Garden
7:00 pm -- NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pull on Fest Grounds
8:00 pm to 12:30 am -- "Back Home Boys" perform near the Beer Garden
Wednesday, July 4
8:30 am -- Flea Market opens Downtown
9:00 am -- Pedal Pull near City Hall
9:00 am -- Beer Garden opens Downtown
10:00 am -- Food Stands open Downtown
10:30 am -- Charcoal Chicken Dinner at the Community Center
11:00 am -- Free Face Painting & Entertainment by "Twinkle & Hugs" the Cowns at the Fire Station
12:00 pm -- Grand Parade in Downtown Eitzen
1:30 pm -- The "Kaptin Kirby" Train gives Free Rides for kids after the parade starting at Bluff Country Meats
2:00 pm -- Bean Bag Tournament Downtown
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- The "Toe Tappers" perform near the Beer Garden
3:00 pm -- NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pull on Fest Grounds w/ Combine Demo Derby to follow
3:30 pm -- Adult Supervised Kids' Games by Volleyball Court
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- "Goodtime Karaoke by Pam & Del" near Beer Garden
8:00 pm to Midnight -- "Outback" Entertainment near Beer Garden
9:00 pm -- Raffle Drawing
Dusk -- Fireworks on Fest Grounds

HARMONY

Tuesday, July 3
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm -- Gemini Rock & Roll Reunion at Harmony Fire Hall
Wednesday, July 4
7:00 am to 9:30 am -- Pancake Breakfast at Harmony Fire Hall
9:00 am -- Best Shot 9 Hole Golf Tourney at Harmony Golf Course
11:00 am -- Toad Races at Village Green (BYOT: Bring Your Own Toad)
11:00 am to 6:00 pm -- Concessions and activities such as Mini Golf and a Water Baloon Catapult at Selvig Park
11:00 am - 1:30 pm -- Smoked Pork Chop Dinner at Harmony United Methodist Church
2:45 pm -- Grand Kiddie Parade starting by Old Ways New Ideas
3:00 pm -- Grand Parade
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Ice Cream Social in FCHS Lunch Room (BBQ, Chips, Beans, Ice Cream)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Bingo at the Selvig Park Shelter
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- "Little Blue Choo" Train Rides at Selvig Park
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm -- Jim Busta Band performs with "Mollie B" from the RFD-TV Polka at Selvig Park
Dusk -- Fireworks at the North Park
Friday, July 6
7:00 pm -- "Liberty: A Musical Celebration of Freedom" at Greenfield Lutheran Church
Saturday, July 7
7:00 pm -- "Liberty: A Musical Celebration of Freedom" at Greenfield Lutheran Church

LAKE CITY

Wednesday, July 4
Dusk -- Fireworks over Lake Pepin

MASON CITY, IA

Tuesday, July 3
9:00 pm -- Musically Choreographed Fireworks Display featuring the Mason City Municipal Band
Wednesday, July 4
Dusk -- Fireworks over Clear Lake

ORONOCO

Wednesday, July 4
6:00 pm -- Potluck Supper at Oronoco Park
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Cruisin' Tunes at Oronoco Park
10:00 pm -- Fireworks over Lake Shady at Oronoco Park

OWATONNA

Wednesday, July 4
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Scottie Miller performs before fireworks at the Fairgrounds Grandstand
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm -- Fireworks at the Fairgrounds w/ free seating in the Grandstand and free watermelon

RED WING

Wednesday, July 4
7:00 pm -- The Westside Trombone Quartet performs in Central Park
Dusk -- Fireworks over the Mississippi River

ROCHESTER

Monday, July 2
7:05 pm -- The Rochester Honkers play the Mankato MoonDogs w/ Fireworks following the game.
Wednesday, July 4
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm -- Karaoke at the American Legion
8:30 pm -- Civic Music Concert Band performs at Silver Lake Park
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm -- Channel 1 Food Drive at Silver Lake Park
10:00 pm -- Fireworks over Silver Lake

SPRING VALLEY

Tuesday, July 3
6:00 pm -- Freedom Fest Entertainment (Concessions, Inflatables, and Activities) at the Valley Christian Center
10:00 pm -- Fireworks Display

STEWARTVILLE

Tuesday, July 3
6:00 pm to 12:30 am -- Street Dance at Florence Park with performances by the "Sawtooth Bluegrass Band" and the "Time Machine Band".
Wednesday, July 4
10:00 am to 5:00 pm -- Arts in the Park at Florence Park
6:30 pm -- Grand Parade from the High School to the Cemetery, then around the Care Center and back to the High School.
Dusk -- Fireworks at Florence Park

ST.CHARLES

Tuesday, July 3
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Dance at the Community Center
Wednesday, July 4
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Music from Winona Radio. Food vendors including pulled pork sandwiches from Smokey River, mini-donuts from Bronk's, ice cream from the American Dairy Association, root beer floats and popcorn from the St. Charles Lions.
10:00 pm to 11:00 pm -- Fireworks in the High School Parking Lot
Thursday, July 5
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Dance at the Community Center

WABASHA

Wednesday, July 4
Dusk -- Fireworks at Malone Park

WASECA

Wednesday, July 4
8:00 am to 10:00 am -- 9th Annual Lakefest Freedom Run around Clear Lake (Registration at 7:00)
All Day -- Food and Craft Vendors in Clear Lake Park
Noon -- Sharri's School of Dance performs in the Bandshell in Clear Lake Park
1:00 pm -- The Concord Singers perform in the Bandshell
2:30 pm -- "Mullenium" performs in the Bandshell
4:00 pm -- "Kozy Lil Duo" performs in the Bandshell
5:30 pm -- "Ernie Evans & the Florida Bluegrass Band" performs in the Bandshell
7:30 pm -- "The Schmojoes" perform in the Bandshell
9:30 pm -- "DJ Kozy" performs in Clear Lake Park
Dusk -- Fireworks over Clear Lake
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