Celebrate the 4th of July in the lakes area: Roundup of events - Brainerd Dispatch | News, weather, sports from Brainerd and Baxter

2022-07-02 02:17:51 By : Ms. Sophie Lee

Looking for ways to celebrate the red, white and blue?

Here’s how area communities will celebrate Independence Day.

The Brainerd Fourth of July parade will be at 6 p.m. Monday, July 4.

This year’s theme is “A Salute to Service” with a special focus on the 80th anniversary of Bataan.

Fireworks will be at 10:15 p.m. at Don Adamson Field at Brainerd High School.

The Crosby Fire Department will sponsor the Crosby-Ironton Fourth of July parade at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4.

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

Fireworks will be at dusk over Serpent Lake in Crosby.

The 52nd annual Celebrate America fireworks show in Crosslake will take place shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, July 2, launched from Sand Island on the south end of Cross Lake.

Tune into 101.5 FM to hear patriotic music simulcast to the fireworks. Watch the show from the water or from the shores of Cross Lake.

Also taking place Saturday are Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye 5K and Kids Sunfish Dash starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Crosslake Community Center and outdoor music in the park featuring Brothers Tone from 6-8 p.m. in Crosslake Town Square.

The Crosslake Area Library will host its Fourth of July book sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, at the Crosslake Community Center.

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence will be 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Fairfield Town Hall, which is located approximately 15 miles north of Crosby or 5 miles south of Emily on Highway 6, just north of the intersection of Highway 6 and County Highway 36.

Start the holiday by acknowledging the document that declared independence as a nation no longer under colonial rule.

There will also be a short program of patriotic readings and music with light refreshments to follow.

Celebrate freedom in Nisswa on Sunday, July 3, with the annual Freedom Days parade and, new this year, fireworks and a carnival.

Activities throughout the day include Turtle Races, Water Wars, live music, food vendors and more.

The Freedom Days Parade will start 7 p.m. with floats traveling down Main Street. Spectators will line both sides of Main Street to watch the parade that will include various floats, marching veteran groups, high school marching bands, clowns, area royalty, fire trucks, car clubs, horse-riding groups and more.

Following is a schedule of events:

Celebrate Stars & Stripes Days in Pequot Lakes on Sunday and Monday, July 3-4, with food, a bean bag toss tournament, music, fireworks, the annual Kiddie Parade and Stars & Stripes Parade, and more.

Following is a schedule of events:

Cost is $10 per team with two players per team. Youth bracket is for ages 8-14. Adult bracket is for ages 15-plus. Cash prizes will go to first- through third-place teams in each bracket.

Each team will be responsible for keeping track of their own score (honor system). Teams playing for first through third places will play for cash prizes.

The best viewing locations are Trailside parks, Pequot Lakes School and TDS Telecom parking lot. Monday, July 4

Noon: Stars & Stripes Days Parade starting on the west side of Pequot Lakes School.