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Albert Lea: 4th of July Celebration

  • July 2 - 4: Merrian's Carnival (North Broadway Parking Lot)

Carnival Hours: Friday, July 2nd 5pm - 11pm
Saturday, July 3rd 12pm - 11pm
Sunday, July 4th 12pm - 11pm
  • July 3rd: Farmers Market 9am - 12pm ALMC Parking Lot
  • July 3rd: Parade 6pm (begins at the Fairgrounds and goes south on Bridge Ave, ends at Central Park)
  • July 4th: Bayside Ski Show 2pm Edgewater Bay
  • July 4th: Salute to the Armed Forces Concert - United Methodist Church 4pm - 5 pm

Come early and have root beer floats from 3:15pm - 3:45pm before the concert.A free will offering will be taken. 1 Artists include, Albert Lea Cantori and friends, Ryan Hulshizer, Gail Thurau, Eileen Nelson Ness and friends.
Every branch of the Armed Forces will be recognized in song;
(if an individual has served our country, he or she is invited to wear his or her uniform to be recognized)
  • July 4th: Pancake Breakfast 8am - 12:30pm (Albert Lea Eagles)
  • July 4th: Community Band 8pm at Fountain Lake Gazebo
  • July 4th: Pelican Breeze Fireworks Cruise 9pm (call 507-383-2630 for reservations)
  • July 4th: Fireworks at dusk


  • July 2nd: Jaycees Street Dance 5pm - 12:30 am ($5 cover all day charge, tickets at the door)
  • July 3rd: Hog Jog 5 - mile run East Side Lake

Race day registration: 6:45am - 7:30am or register online at
Race Start: 8am
  • July 3rd: Morning Lions Fly-In Breakfast, Austin Airport from 7am - 1pm
  • July 3rd: Kids Fishing Contest 9am - 11am East Side Lakr, $2 entry fee -- $50 first place prize, registration on site beginning at 8:30am
  • July 3rd: 25 Mile Dan Ulwelling Bike Race at Jay C Hormel Nature Center

Registration: 11am $15 fee
Start Time: 12pm
  • July 3rd: Family Day in the Park 2pm - 10:30pm in Bandshell Community Park

Baldy's Games 2pm - 8pm
13 food concessions (Beer Garden), Festival Art Exhibit -- Veterans Pavilion -- Austin Area Art Center
Bandshell Stage Entertainment 2pm - 10:30pm
Jane Taylor Dancers 2pm - 2:45pm
Bridget's Dance Conservatory 3pm - 3:45pm
Children's Parade 3:45pm - 4pm
Adam Wollenberg 4pm - 4:15pm
Banda San Agustin 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Brandon Sampson of Six Mile Grove 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Austin Big Band 7pm - 8:15pm
Plan B Acoustic 8:30pm - 10pm
Fireworks Display at Dusk
  • July 4th: Grand Old Fourth

9am Ecumenical Church Service, Bandshell Park
10:45am 27th Annual Mini Piggy Mile
11am Independence Day Parade (Main Street)
Bandshell Stage Entertainment 1pm - 10:30pm
1pm - 1:30pm Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band
1:30pm - 2pm Opening Ceremony/Flag Raising
2pm - 3pm The Toonies (Family Puppet Show)
2pm - 4pm Pickett's Circus with Bubbles the Clown and Jim Jaye's Puppet Show
slide, rides, and carnival games from 1pm - 8pm at Festival Art Exhibit
3:15pm - 3:45pm Austin's Got Talent Winners
4pm - 5pm Edition II
5:15pm - 6:15pm The Sylvan Johnson Band
6:30pm - 8pm Bissen Brothers Band
8pm - 8:30pm Announcements -- Fireworks Raffle Drawings -- AAAC Presentation
8:30pm -10pm Austin Community Band
At dusk --> Giant Fireworks Display

Blooming Prairie: Old Fashioned 4th of July

  • July 3rd:

Taste of Blooming Prairie Local Food Stands (City Park) 4pm - 9pm
Pie and Ice Cream Social (City Park) 4pm - 9pm
B.P.H.S. Moonwalk (City Park) 4pm - 9pm
All American Amusements (High School Parking Lot) 4pm - 9pm
Pedal Tractor Pull (City Park) sign up at 4pm
Bingo (City Park) 5pm - 9pm
Iron Man Obstacle Challenge (City Park) 5pm - 9pm
Four Word Followers (City Park) 6pm
Schieffly Puppets Live Program (City Park) 6pm
Magic Show (City Park) 6:30pm
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest (16 - 20yrs old) (Judges Stand at City Parks) 7:30pm
J&H Liquors Street Dance featuring Rambone (21yrs and older only) (Downtown) 8pm - midnight
$5 cover charge
Teen Dance (Servicemen's Club) 8pm - 11:45pm
  • July 4th:

Concessions (City Park) and All American Amusements (High School parking lot) open all day
B.P. Lion's Club Breakfast (Prairie Manor) 7:30am - 11am
Awesome Blossom Run (High School) sign up at 8:15am
contact John Bruns at 583-7221
Fire Department open house (Fire Hall) 9am - 11am
Sweet Rides Car and Bike Show (Victory Field) 9am - noon (registration at 8:30am)
contact Eric at 438-8913
Bingo (City Park) 9am - 5pm
Hole-in-One Miniature Golf (City Park) 9am - 6pm
Frog Bog Game (City Park) 9am - 6pm
B.P.H.S. Moonwalk (City Park) 9am - 6 pm
Fine Arts Craft Fair (City Park) 9am - 6pm
Beer Garden (City Park) 9am - 6pm
Open Doubles and Singles Horseshoe Tournament (City Park) 9am - 4pm sign up at 8:30am
Tractor Pull (West of Victory Field) 9am
contact Denise Krell at 583-7766
B.P. Boys and Girls Club Kid Races (Victory Field South of Pavilion) 10am
Antique Tractor Show (South End of High School) 10am - 2pm
Kick Ball Tournament (High School Ball Diamonds) 10am - 2pm/resume after parade
contact Scott Archer at 507-475-2718
Laverne's Concertina (Prairie Manor) 1pm - 2pm and following the parade at Servicemen's Club
Hog Calling Contest (Judges Stand at City Park) 1:30pm
PARADE 2:30pm - 4pm
Bean Bag Toss Tournament (South End of Beer Garden) 4:30pm - 9pm
Live Entertainment by "Arrows at Dawn" (Beer Garden City Park) 5pm - 6pm
FIREWORKS (Victory Field) 10pm

Cannon Falls: Cannon Valley Fair

  • June 30th - July 4th: 95th Annual Cannon Valley Fair
  • July 4th: Grande Parade beginning at 11:30am, harness races at 1pm, and fireworks at dusk
  • July 4th: Red, White, and Wine at 420 W Mill Street - Downtown Cannon Falls from 12pm to 5pm

Charles City, IA: America's Hometown July 4th

  • June 30th: Alcohol Free Night at the Beverage Tent / Teen Street Dance 7pm- 11pm
  • July 2nd:

Kid's Parade Registration at the Band Shell in Central Park 10am
Smiley Train in Central Park 11am - 1pm
15 and Under Volleyball Tournament (at sand courts between Beverage Tent and Aromas) 11am
register on-line
Free Games in Central Park 11am- Noon
Lunch in the Park for just $1.50 11:30am
Free Ice Cream Noon - 1pm
Magician Stage Show, the Magic of Mike Prestby, noon - 12:45pm
Inflatable Fun in Central park (Tickets are $1 each or unlimited wristband for $10) 1:30pm - 5pm
Bayou Bend Mini Golf and Batting Cages $2 mini golf special 1pm - 3pm
Comet Bowl $1/game bowling special 10am - 2pm
Kids' Free Swim at the Lion's Field Pool 3pm - 5pm
Beverage Tent Open 3pm
Roger Wedeking at the Beverage Tent at 5:30pm
PV and the Phantoms at the Beverage Tent 9pm
Dive for Pennies at the Lion's Field Pool 4pm
  • July 3rd:

Firecracker 5k Run/Walk on the charley Western Trailway 7:30am (register at Chamber Office or Online)
Beverage Tent Opens 10am
Marc Frana at the Beverage Tent at noon
Standard Groove at the Beverage Tent at 9pm
Independence Day Parade 10:30pm
Vendors in Central Park following the parade 11:30pm
Alumni Basketball Tournament at Charles City High School at noon
email Todd Forsyth at
Jaws of Life Demonstration on Blunt Street next to Central Park 1pm
Free Family Puppet Stage Show in Central Park 1pm
  • July 4th:

Dad's Belgian Waffle Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall 8:30am - 12:30pm
Tennis Tournament at Sportsmen's Park 10am, contact Diane Meyer at 641-228-1014
Beverage Tent opens at noon
Pork Tornados at the Beverage Tent 8pm
Adult Volleyball Tournament at the sand courts between the beverage tent and Aromas 12:30om
Bill Riley Talent Contest at the Charles Theatre 2pm
(Sprout, Junior, and Senior Divisions: Winner of Junior and Senior Divisions advance to Iowa State Fair)
Municipal Band Concert in Central Park 7pm
America's Hometown Fireworks at the Northeast Iowa Regional Airport 10pm

Chatfield: An Old Fashioned 4th of July

  • July 1st: Music in the Park -- 7:30pm featuring Chatfield Brass Band at the City Park Bandshell

Clear Lake, IA: 4th of July Celebration

  • June 30th: Evans United Shows Carnival Opens 5pm (downtown Clear Lake)
Bingo Opens 5pm
Pharm Boys (Classic Rock) 7pm
  • July 1st: Evans United Shows Carnival Opens at noon

Bingo Opens at noon
Blue Band (Blues, Soul, and Rockabilly) 7pm
  • July 2nd:

Arts and Craft Fair 10am - 9pm
Evans United Shows Carnival Opens at noon (Wrist Band Day $15 from noon to 5pm)
Bingo Opens at noon
Arch Allies (Styx, Journey, and REO Tribute Band) 7pm
  • July 3rd:

Arts and Craft Fair 10am - 9pm
Evans United Shows Carnival Opens at noon
Bingo Opens at noon
A-Train and The Straight Freight Blues Band from noon to 3pm
Neil Hewitt (Country music) 7pm
  • July 4th:

Arts and Craft Fair 10pm - 9pm
Evans United Shows Carnival Opens at noon
Bingo Opens at noon
Denny's School of Dance 1:30pm -3pm
Turbo Tumbling Performance by Agape Church 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Municipal Band 8:30pm - 10pm
Fireworks over Clear Lake at 10pm
Musical Tribute on KLSS - 106.1 FM, AM 1490 KRIB, & AM 1300 KGLO
  • July 5th: "Family Fun Day"

Parade (Grand Marshal Arlene Hughes) 10am
Arts and Craft Fair 11am - 5pm
Evans United Shows Carnival Opens at noon (Wrist Band Day $15 from noon to 5pm)
Bingo Opens at noon
NIACC Announces "Extreme Makeover College Edition" Winners at 12:30pm
Sheltered Reality 12pm - 1pm
Family Feud Game Show 1pm
Family Fun Time Games at the Bandshell (sack race, toss, relay race, pie eating contest, etc.) 3pm

Cresco, IA: Independence Day Celebration

  • July 2nd: Demo Derby at 7pm at the Howard County Fairgrounds with fireworks following immediately

Eitzen: Eitzen Family Fun Fest

  • July 3rd:

Tractor Ride Registration at Fire Station 8am, begins at 8:30am, contact Greg Mohwinkle 319-389-2957
Men's Softball Tournament 12pm
Home Run Hitting Contest Following Last Game
Beer Garden, Food Stands, and Flea Market Opens 1pm
Tim and Floppy Cowboys (Near Beer Garden) 1pm
Thoroughbred DJ / Karaoke (Near Beer Garden) 4pm - 8pm
NTPA Tractor Pull with Ample Seating Capacity ($15 admission -- under 12 free) 7pm
"El Caminos" (Near Beer Garden) 8pm
  • July 4th:

Breakfast 7am - 9:30am
Men's Softball Tournament Continues 8am
Flea Market Opens and Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament Begins 8:30am
Pedal Pull (Near City Hall) 9am
Beer Garden opens 9am
Food Stands open 10am
Charcoal Chicken Dinner (Community Center) 10:30am
Free face painting by Twinkle and Hugs the Clows (Fire Station) 11am
Kiddie Parade 11:30am
Gigantic Parade 12pm
The "Kaptin Kirby" Train 1:30pm
Toe Tappers (near Beer Garden) 2pm - 5pm
Demolition Derby ($5 admission -- under 12 free) 3pm
Adult Supervised Kids Games (by tennis court) 3:30pm
"County Highway 3 / Chris Von Arx and Family" 5pm - 8pm
Sawdust Pile (on street) 5pm
Championship Softball Begins 5pm
"Good Times Karaoke" (Near Beer Garden) 8pm - 12pm
Raffle Drawing 9:30pm
SPECTACULAR fireworks by J&M Display 9:45pm

Fairbault: Fireworks

  • July 4th Fireworks at 9:45pm at South and North Alexander Parks

Harmony: Fourth of July Celebration

  • July 2nd: Beer Garden opens at 5pm with music from 8pm to midnight by "Karaoke Joe"
  • July 3rd:

1st Annual Harmony Hustle 5k Run/Walk (Visitor Center) 8am, registration at 7am
Open House -- HHS Class Picture Display (Community Center) 10am - 4pm
Memories by Lizzie Quick Pic Mini Sessions (walk-ins only) 10am - 1pm
Oh Wet Fun Water Balloon Catapult and Inflatable Fun (Selvig Park) 11am - 4pm
Youth Harmony's Got Talent Show (Selvig Park) 11am, register up to 1/2 hour before start
Beer Garden open noon to midnight with music by "DJ Guido"
HHS All-School Reunion Social Hour (Wheelers Bar and Grill) 5:30pm
HHS All-School Reunion Dinner (Wheelers Bar and Grill) 6:30pm
  • July 4th:

Pancake Breakfast (Harmony Fire Hall) 7am - 9:30am
Best Shot 9 Hole Golf Tourney (Harmony Golf Course) 9am
Ecumenical Service (Selvig Park) 9:30am
Toad Races, bring your own toad (Village Green) 11am
Kid's Games and Royal Flush Tank (Selvig Park) 11am - 2:30pm
Habitat for Humanity and Harmony Community Healthcare Booths (Selvig Park) 11am - 6pm
Beer Garden open noon to 9pm
Food at Selvig Park
Smoked Pork Chop Dinner 11am - 1:30pm
Malt / Ice Cream Wagon, Pork Burgers, Brat Stand, Stumpy's Concessions, Kettle Korn 11am Ribeye Steak Sandwiches noon
Grand Kiddie Parade 2pm
Grand Parade 3pm
Kid's Games, Royal Flush Tank, and Face Painting (Selvig Park) 4pm - 6:30pm
Ice Cream Social (FCHS Lunch Room) 4pm - 6pm
Bingo (Selvig Park Shelter) 4pm - 6pm
Jim Busta and Friends Polka Band (Selvig Park) 4 - 6:30pm
"Little Blue Choo" Train Rides (Selvig Park) 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Fireworks (The North Park) at dark

Historic Forestville: 1899 Independence Day Celebration

  • July 4th:

Noon to 4pm
$6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 children age 6 to 17, $1 discount for MHS members
Grand Ceremony; Glee Club performance and political speeches with a reading of the
Declaration of Independence at 1pm
Old-time 1860's baseball game at 1:30pm

Lake City: Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

  • July 4th: Fireworks at dusk over Lake Pepin; music and food at 9

Mantorville: Old Fashioned Fourth of July: Civil War Era Themed

  • July 4th:

Historic building tours in downtown Mantorville
10am - all afternoon there will be children's activities (family fun), adult contests (roping, tomahawk), auctions, vendors, quilt raffle
grilling/refreshments at 12:30pm
Kid Parade 1:30pm
2pm Melodrama
430pm potluck dinner

Mason City, IA: Fireworks

  • July 3rd: annual fireworks display at Mason City High School Football Stadium 9pm
  • July 4th: (see Clear Lake events)

Oronoco: 4th of July Celebration

  • July 4th:

Potluck Supper at 6pm at Oronoco Park (Gold Rush)
Fireworks display at 10pm (Music on Wheels)

Owatonna: Fireworks

  • July 4th: Patriot Skies Fireworks Display 10pm - 10:30pm at Steele County Fairgrounds

Red Wing: Fourth of July Celebration

  • July 4th:

Red Wing Arts Association Concerts in the Park 7pm - 9pm at Central Park Bandshell
Red, White, and Wine "Declaring our Independence from Traditional Grape Varieties" 12pm - 5pm
(Falconer Vineyards and Three Rivers Wine Trail)
Swamp Kings from 5pm to 9pm. See Spicy Cajun Blues Music at the Harbor Bar
Fireworks at dusk along Mississippi River
Twilight Trolley Tour 8pm - 9pm call 651-380-3220 for reservations (tickets are $10)

Rochester: 4th of July Celebration

  • July 2nd: Field of Freedom Soccer Game at RCTC Soccer Field 7pm
  • July 4th:

4th of July Parade, 12pm, Children's parade sponsored by Rochester Jaycees begins at Lourdes High School
Thank A Hero 2010 at the Peace Plaza 4pm - 8:30pm
Fireworks Display at Silver Lake Park
Live music and vendors at 8:30pm and fireworks at 9:45pm

Rushford: 4th of July Celebration

  • July 4th: Noon - 4pm Kite Flying at Rushford Municipal Airport

Spring Valley: Freedom Fest at Valley Christian Center

  • July 3rd:

3pm - 10pm Mayo One, Rock Climbing, Inflatibles, armored cars, music, food, games, LADD dog training show, unknown soldier, Benefit for Phyllis Sauer breast cancer walk/auction at 5pm, and then fireworks

Stewartville: Summerfest

  • July 3rd:

Stewartville Summerfest Runs: 5 mile race beings at 8:30am; 3 mile race begins at 9:30am
Half mile "'Lil' Tiger Trot" at 10:30am
Adult Street Dance featuring "Hitchville" 8pm - midnight (gates open at 6:30pm) admission is
$10 or $5 with a Summerfest button
  • July 4th:

Lake Florence park events from 11am - 5pm: craft vendors, games, entertainment, food vendors and more...
Stewie Cruisers Classic Car Show 9am - 3pm at Strikers Corner and American Legion Post #164
Grand Parade 6:30pm
Fireworks beginning at dusk


  • Fireworks starting around dusk

Winona: 4th of July Celebration

  • July 4th:

Family Style Picnic on the green outside WSU at 5pm
Matinee of "Daily News" at 3pm at the WSU Performing Arts Center
Free Concert immediately following the show at about 6pm



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