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Fourth of July round up

The Brainerd lakes area is full of activity for the Fourth of July holiday. The listing below includes activities scheduled in the Brainerd lakes area.

If any additions or corrections need to be made to this listing, immediately contact DeLynn Howard at The Dispatch will be running this list multiple times before the holiday.


July 3

4-11 p.m., Battle of the Bands, Don Adamson Football Field.

7:30 p.m., Gospel night at Heritage Assembly of God featuring the Vagle Brothers and Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp.

July 4

noon, Brainerd B’s vs. Fort Ripley Raptors baseball game.

4 p.m., The American Celebration Parade.

6:30 p.m., Ladies of the 80s.

10:15 p.m., World Class Fireworks.

July 4-7

27th annual NAPA Auto Parts Show ‘n Go at BIR.

July 5

7-10 p.m., Show & Shine at The Bodyworks.

July 7

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arts in the Park at Gregory Park.

■ Crosby

July 4

11 a.m., parade.

■ Crosslake

July 6

10 p.m., fireworks on the water or from the shores of Crosslake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.

■ Garrison

July 4

Dusk, fireworks, Garrison Bay.

■ Glen

July 4

10:30 a.m., 16 miles southeast of Aitkin on Highway 47. Parade route proceeds around the east side of Clear Lake to the Glen Store (about two miles). Parade watchers can bring lawn chairs and set them up anywhere along the route. Free parking and free lemonade at the Glen intersection of Highway 47 and County Road 12. For questions, call 320-684-2282 or 612-382-8799.

■ Mission Township

July 6

11 a.m., parade down Mission Park Drive. Following the parade, a picnic lunch and root beer floats will be served until gone. Gary Stacken will provide a variety of music from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides and a pony carousel will be available.

■ Nisswa

July 3

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Turtle race registration.

2 p.m., Turtle races begin.

3-5 p.m., Kids arts and crafts, live music with Alpheus Ward, Nisswa Square.

3:30-5:30 p.m., Live music with Harold Herboldt, Gazebo.

4 p.m., Chalk drawing contest registration at the gazebo. Bring your own chalk.

5:30-8:30 p.m., Andy and Kyle, live on the patio, Pickle Factory.

5:30 p.m., Kiddie parade.

5:45-6:15 p.m., Beyond the Yellow Ribbon ceremony, Gazebo.

7 p.m. Freedom Day parade.

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Street dance with DB3, Pickle Factory.

■ Pequot Lakes

Stars and Stripes Days will include pig races, fireworks, parades and entertainment.

July 3

6 p.m., Bed Races along the Paul Bunyan Trail.

6 p.m., Food Vendors and Beer Garden -Trailside Park.

7:30-9 p.m. Pig Races with L.A. Racing Pigs-Trailside Park.

8:15 p.m., Pie eating contests.

After dusk fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks International, High School Ball Fields.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m., music at Trailside Park.

July 4

9 a.m.-4 p.m., flea market, craft fair and food vendors, Trailside Park.

10:30 a.m., Money in the Haystack-Trailside Park.

10:30 a.m., Kiddie Parade Registration-Chamber Building Parking Lot.

11 a.m., Kiddie Parade-Chamber Building Parking Lot.

Noon, Stars and Stripes Parade.

■ Pierz

July 6

Freedom Fest. Food, camping, beer, music. Gates open at 3 p.m. Music starts at 4 p.m. with Loose Talk; 6 p.m, 2 Mile Final; and 10 p.m., Josh Thompson.

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