2015 Northland Fourth of July Festivities

Events Across the Northland for the 4th of July


Aurora kicks off its annual Patriotic Days on July 2 with a quilt show from noon to 7 p.m. at the Aurora Community Senior Center. Visit Laskin Energy Center from 2:30 p.m. for guided tours, and catch the Princess Program at 6 p.m. On Friday, contests, music and more begin, with the evening parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:55 p.m. On the Fourth, enjoy a day of food, games and vendors. Children’s parade is at noon followed by races and other activities. The concurrent Freedom Fete celebrates with music and food on Main Street. Get their schedule here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-F%C3%AAte-Music-Festival-Hog-Roast/150966841642719?fref=ts


Biwabik’s Independence Day Festivities start July 2 with a queen’s coronation in the park at 7:30 p.m. Music in the Park is happening from 6:30-8 p.m. On July 3, there is a 5K Family Walk & Run at 8 a.m. Then on July 4th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be fire truck rides at the Carl Schuster Park. Next is the Patriotic Parade. The line-up is at noon in the Catholic Church parking lot corner on 6th Ave. & Main Street. The Parade starts at 1 p.m. Athletic events will be happening following the parade at 2 p.m. at the Biwabik multi-use complex. At 7 p.m. will be the 118th Calithumpian Parade at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Church’s corner.


Before the Fourth: Carnival rides and games at Voyageurs Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The rides will be there from July 2nd -4th. Kid’s Fun in the VFW parking lot off Vine and Avenue B from 2 to 5 p.m. on July 3rd. The Street Dance is also on July 3rd in the VFW parking lot from 8-12 p.m. July Fourth Fest: The Sawdust 5k Race is in Pinehurst Park at 8 a.m. The Mile Run starts at 10:30 a.m. Next is the Veteran’s Celebration Parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Cloquet from Cloquet Avenue. Family Fun goes from 12 to 5 p.m. at Veteran’s Park and includes patriotic music, a free dash for cash at 12:45 p.m. Skateboarding demonstrations are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pony rides are from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a bouncy castle and blow up climbing wall and slide from noon to 5 p.m. Face painting goes from noon to 4 p.m. and a wiffle ball competition begins at 12:30 and lasts until 3:30 p.m. Bingo is from 12:30 to 4 p.m. You can also listen to free live music from 1 to 5 p.m. A cornhole tournament starts at 1:30 p.m. Free wagon rides are happening from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. A craft show and farmer’s market vendors will be there from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food vendors will also be on hand all day long. Along with the Family Fun, the Cloquet Area Fire District is hosting an open house after the parade on Cloquet Avenue. There will be an accordion concert at the Carlton County Historical Society at 4 p.m. The Cloquet Fourth of July Car Show is happening at the Northeastern Saloon & Grill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A pool party is going on at Pinehurst Park from 12 to 3 p.m. The Cloquet American Legion is hosting a cribbage tournament from noon to 4 p.m. There is a $5 fee but all money is given back in prizes. Canoe rentals are also available on the St. Louis River at Spafford Park from noon to 5 p.m. Helicopter rides are also being offered east of Veteran’s Park. A 3-5 mile ride is $45 per passenger. Rides are available from 12-7 p.m. A magic show starts at 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Park and will be followed by a movie in the park at 8:45 p.m. Fireworks over the St. Louis River will start at 10:10 p.m. or dusk.


July 3rd is the 5th Annual Party in the Park with Hairball. The concert starts at 6 p.m. in Bayfront Park. Tickets are $15. Then on July Fourth live music, a tiki bar, games in the courtyard for families and a grill-out are being held in Fitger’s Courtyard starting at noon. The gates open for Duluth’s Fourthfest at 4 p.m. The music starts at 4:30 p.m. The Circuit Breakers Start of the concerts at 4:30 p.m. Next up is The Bill & Kate Isles Band at 5:50 p.m. They’ll be followed by the Jazz Central All Starts at 7:10 p.m. and Big Wave Dave & the Ripples will close out the night starting at 8:45 p.m. There will be games, vendors and more during the festival. It’s a free community celebration. Then Minnesota’s largest fireworks display starts at 10:10 p.m. at Bayfront Park.


In Ely, starting at 8 a.m. on July 4th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church there will be a pancake breakfast. All donations will be used for tithing, local youth camps, and events. Suggested donation is $5.00. Then the 6th Annual Janet Gensler 4 mile run on the 4th starts at 8 a.m. It’s at Miners Lake, Central Avenue and Miners Drive. The course is the Trezona Trail around Miners Lake. Surface is a paved path and gravel. Fee: $20 through June 19th, $25 through July 3rd, $30 on race day. Race day registration is 6:45 – 7:50 a.m. There is also a 4-mile walk. Proceeds benefit the Ely H.S. Track Team. On-line registration is available at: http://www.active.com/ely-mn/running/races/janet-gensler-memorial-ely-4-on-the-4th-2015-13348215?int. A picnic in Ely is happening in Whiteside Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch in the Park Pavilion serving Grilled Hot Dogs, Ely’s Famous Wild Rice Brats, Sloppy Joes, BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Corn-on-the-Cob, & Beverages. The Needle in a Haystack event is at 11:30 a.m. Kids dive for quarters in a sawdust pile! Age groups are 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, & 9-10 year olds. Children’s Games Ticket Sales are at Noon. Get yours early and avoid the after-parade rush! Matress Races are also at Noon. Grab your bed, family, friends and join the fun! Should be a “sleeper” of a fun event! South end of the park. $25 prize for 1st place!! The parade gets going at 1:00 p.m. Bring your bags to scoop up LOTS of candy! Activities & Games in the Park are from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Family Fun Races (all ages) 2:30 p.m. Ely City Band in the Band Shell 3:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lounge chair or a blanket and enjoy the tunes! Fireworks at 10 pm!!


On Friday July 3rd there will be a Street Dance from 8 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 10:15 p.m. Then on Saturday July 4th there will be a parade at 9:30 a.m. with kids’ games happening after.


Gilbert starts the Fourth of July festivities on the 1st this year, with plenty of fun for everyone. The Little Miss Gilbert Coronation is at 6 p.m. at the Community Center. Then on July 2, there will be a Car show and car cruise. On July 3rd is the Gala Night Parade at 7:30 p.m. There will be a pre-parade show at 6:45 p.m. with Shrine motorcycles, little cars and dune buggies. The Gilbert Street Dance will follow the parade at the south end of Broadway. Fireworks are by Zambelli at 10 p.m. on the Arcelor-Mittal mining hill. Music will be by “Re-assembly.” On the Fourth of July there will be a Kiddie Parade at 10:30 a.m. and races and games will follow at the ballfields.


An ice cream social is happening at the First Congregational Church on the corner of 3rd Ave. West & 2nd Street from 6 to 8 p.m. The Coolest Small Town Parade kicks off at 8 p.m. on Wisconsin Street. There will also be live music with the band the SplinterTones in Harbor Park from 8 to 10 p.m. Then around 9:45 p.m. a Lion member will carry the lighting torch on a Segway to the marina. Fireworks over the Grand Marais harbor will happen between 9:45 to 10 p.m.


A fireworks display off of Drumbeater Island on Pokegama Lake will begin at 10 p.m. The Pokegama Golf Course is one of the best areas to view the display for the non-boating public. A Free bus service provided by the City of Grand Rapids and Arrowhead Transit will begin at 8 p.m. and run continuously from the Golf Course Road and the parking lot on the West side of the Ground Round, to the Golf Course before and after the fireworks. Local radio stations, KMFY-FM and KOZY-AM will play music during the evening and choreographed patriotic music during the display. Rain Day: Sunday, July 5, 2015 Questions Contact Leo Burley 218-326-4917 or 218-259-4035


Hill City is celebrating its 107th Fourth of July with lots of fun. On Friday July 3rd at 10 a.m. there will be a BBQ contest at Harry’s Bar & Grill. There is a $25 entry fee. Contact: Randy Ihle 218-259-3732. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be live music by Rage N Country at Harry’s Bar & Grill. At Knuckleheads Bar & Grill live music will be by Twist of Fate. Then on the Fourth of July there will be a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church. The HC Lions Club 5k Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Registration is from 7:30-9 a.m. There is a $15 entry fee. For more details contact Tom Fastland at (218)259-4904. At 10:45 a.m. there will be a color guard with baton twirlers. The 4th of July Parade starts at 11 a.m. An all-day Flea Market is going on at Bear Park. Contact Bill Klennert 218-398-1455 for more details. Following the Parade there will be Children’s Street Games and a Horseshoe Tournament at Harry’s Bar & Grill. Following Street Games is a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Contact Kix Martin for details 218-256-1916 At 1 p.m. there will be a pudding eating contest, turtle races and derby cars. There will also be Games Galore from 1 to 9 p.m. There will be a $5 wrist band per day/$15 family cap. From 1 to 2 p.m. Gospel Music is happening at the Assembly of God Church. It will be followed by a group patriotic sing-a-long. At 2 p.m. there will be a pie auction and bean bag tournament at Knuckleheads Bar & Grill. You can also ride a mechanical bull from 2 to 9 p.m. There will be a Saw Dust Pile from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pig Racing starts at 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The Street Dance gets going at the White Sidewalls on Lake Avenue from 7 to 11 p.m. (In case of rain the event will be held at the Hill City School gym. Fireworks start at Hill Lake Park at dusk. On Sunday July 5th there will be a tractor pull at 12 p.m. at the Quadna Mt. Park. It’s $5 per car for parking. At 1 p.m. enjoy the Old Settlers Picnic at the Swatara Community Center. You’ll be able to watch the Hill City Hornets play baseball against the Grand Rapids American Legion.


At 10 a.m. Children’s activities in the park start. Children’s races are at noon on Main Street. A Kiddie Parade begins at 1 p.m. The Shriner’s Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Then the Grand Parade begins at 2 p.m. An obstacle course under the water tower for old and young alike goes from 3-8 p.m. Adult games on main street kickoff at 6 p.m. The band Shirts & Skins is back by popular demand from 7:30-11 p.m. Then fireworks light off at dusk.


Melrude is hosting a parade at noon with a potluck at the town hall.


On July 1st Moose Lake will host the Miss Moose Lake Pageant at the Moose Lake High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is $2. Then on July 3rd there will be a kiddie parade through downtown Moose Lake at 10 a.m. On July 4th the fun starts at 10 a.m. with a parade featuring an Ariel flyover of the 148th F-16s. During the day there will also be the Moose Paddle Canoe & Kayak Races. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. there will be an old fashioned celebration in City Park with live music from the Moose Lake Community Band, Audubon Center of the North Woods Bird Shows, food, games, rides, and Wizard’s Kingdom Inflatables. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there’s a Sloppy Joe Lunch & Ice Cream Social at United Methodist Church. Then from 5-11 p.m. there’s an all-class reunion at Riverside Arena, featuring “Whiskey River.” Fireworks at Moose Lake City Park start at 10 p.m. On July 5th, from 7:30 a.m. – noon there’s the Holy Angels Grand Breakfast. It’s $8 per person.


On the Fourth of July in Mountain Iron all of their events will be held in old downtown Mountain Iron. From 8:30-11 a.m. coffee will be served at the senior center. Parade assembly starts at 9 a.m. at the American Legion. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. down Mountain Avenue. Following the parade there will be events at the football field. Those events include races, a sawdust pile, contests and a Dixie cup ice cream treat for the kids. Other activities include a water balloon toss, limbo contest, sack races, 3-legged races and more. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. bingo is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary at the Mountain Iron Senior Center. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fun. For more information call 218-748-7570 or visit www.mtniron.com. In case of inclement weather, events will be cancelled or altered. Decisions of the Parks and Recreation Department are final. 


The events get going on July 3rd in Nashwauk. A craft sale and flea market are happening from noon – 6 p.m. On July 4th the sale and flea market go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Nashwauk Community Garden will have tours from 1-3 p.m. on Upper LaRue Pit Road. The Second Wind harmonica band plays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Uptown Bandstand. The NK Alumni Concert Band will be performing at 2 p.m. in the Rec Building. A petting zoo, camel rides, bungee jump, and rock wall will be available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 3rd and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4th. There will also be pony rides from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can ride the on July 4th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A helicopter will be giving rides at 11 a.m. on July 3rd (weather permitting) and at 9 a.m. on July 4. Concessions will be available on July 3 & 4. Fireworks start at dusk on July 3. At noon on July 4th there’s a Grand Parade starting at the Memorial Building. There will also be Shirners Motorcycles & Little Cars at noon. Twenty-five races for people of all ages starts at 2 p.m. on the Fourth on Central Avenue. The Two Town Ten Trillion Race starts at 7:30 a.m. in Nashwauk Park. “Crossroads” at the Rec Center is happening at 7 and goes until 11 p.m. The Flotilla on Swan Lake starts at 11 a.m. on July 5th.


Side Lake will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Parade at 11 a.m.


For Tofte the Fourth of July is when they have their biggest event of the year. Here’s what’s happening: Annual Tofte Trek 10K Wilderness Run/Walk see www.sugarbushtrail.org. Festivities from 11a.m. – 5p.m. at Tofte Town Center: kids games, local crafts, dunk tank, tasty food, including fish burgers, brats, pizza, cotton candy and more and a beer garden sponsored by the Tofte Fire Relief Association. Live music, is playing from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bingo Town Hall goes from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. &3 p.m.-4 p.m. The parade is at 2 pm; line up at 1:30 p.m. A spaghetti dinner at the Lutheran church is from 5-7 p.m. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. If you have any questions, call Barb Gervais, Town Clerk 663-7315.


A pancake breakfast is happening from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Tower civic center for $5. Coffee and cake will be served there after the parade. The 33rd Vermilion Walk & Run begins at 8 a.m. on Main Street. The parade starts at 11 a.m. The Flotilla sails at noon at Bay View. Children’s races and the Sawdust Scramble are happening at the Tower-Soudan School at 12:30 p.m. Following that event is a giant puppet show. There will also be food from the Benchwarmer Grille, D’Erick’s Beer Garden, Good Ol’ Days Live Music, Food & Beer Garden, Tower Fire Department Beer Garden, Sulu’s Espresso Cafe and Jeanne’s Card’s & Gifts. A community picnic is happening from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Breitung Recreation Area in Soudan. Fireworks start at dusk from the North Hill in Tower. On July 6th there’ll be bingo from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tower Civic Center. The price is $10 & includes lunch.


Patriotic Concert in the Thomas Owens Bandshell, 7:30 pm. Fireworks over the Harbor at dusk.


On the Fourth of July Virginia is hosting a Calithumpian parade at 9 a.m. in Olcott Park.



The Ashland Independence Day Parade & Celebration is held on the 4th of July. The parade starts at 11 a.m. In downtown Ashland. The brat & hot dog stand on the Courthouse lawn from the Lions Club in front of Moore’s Army/Navy. The Ashland Historical Society will be doing a Cemetery Walk at St. Agnes Cemetery from 2-4 p.m. The Upper 13 Baseball League will be at Pufall Field in Hodgkins Park. The Chequamegon Bay Concert Band will play at Memorial Park at 8 p.m.; in case of rain, concerts will be moved to Northland College, Alvord Theatre. The Fire Run is at 9:45 p.m. The fireworks start at about 10 p.m. Following the Fire Run, overlooking Chequamegon Bay.


At the Apostle Islands Marina there will be a Blindfolded Dinghy Race at 4 p.m. in Bayfield there will be fireworks and festivities. Fireworks begin at dusk in Memorial Park. There’s a 4th of July celebration and parade on Madeline Island from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and fireworks begin around 10 p.m. At the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino they’ll be hosting their 35th annual Red Cliff Traditional Pow Wow from the 4-6th. Call 715-779-3700 for more details.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015: 4-7 p.m. is the 4th Annual Pig Roast at the Bessemer VFW. At 6:00 p.m.there is an outdoor life size beer pong at Sophie Street Outside Marco’s. At 6 p.m. A variety of outdoor games with food & drink will be available at the Pit Stop Bar & Grill. Then at 7 p.m. Marty’s Practice on the Street is at Sophie Street. Thursday, July 2, 2015: Noon-6 p.m. – Helicopter Rides will be offered at U.S. 2 – Open Field East of Steiger’s. From 1-7 p.m. there’s a Local Motorized Talent Showoff at Vinci’s Parking Lot – Bessemer Commons. At 4 p.m. There’s a reciting of the Declaration of Independence followed by Historical Walk through Town at Ethnic Commons Park on Mary Street. A Spaghetti Dinner is happening at the American Legion Post 27 – North Moore Street from 4-7 p.m. At 6 p.m. there’s a Dominos Fall at AD Johnston High School Gym from 6-7 p.m. there’s a Blackout Dance Party at B.A.H. Studios – Sophie Street, wear neon or white. Face Painting by Lanae Butterfly on Sophie Street is at 6:30 p.m. The 2nd Annual Chalk Drawing Competition on Sophie Street is from 6:30-7 p.m. The 4th Annual Outdoor War Tournament on Sophie Street goes from 7-7:30 p.m. The 5th annual Outdoor Children’s Street Dance for 6th Grand & Under is on Sophie Street from 7-8:30 p.m. From 7:30-8 p.m. is the 4th Annual Water Balloon Toss on Sophie Street. Then there’s Karaoke from 9 to midnight on Sophie Street. On Friday, July 3, 2015: At 9 a.m. is the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Downtown. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is a salad luncheon at the Sharon Lutheran Church. Helicopter rides are from noon – 6 p.m. On U.S. 2 – Open Field East of Steiger’s. From 5-5:45 p.m. is the 24th Annual Street Bowling on Sophie Street. The Bessemer High School Band on the Street goes from 6-6:30 p.m. on Sophie Street. The 27th annual Simon Says goes from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Sophie Street. At 7 p.m. the 12th annual Derrick Brown Sling Shot Water Balloon Launch is also happening on Sophie Street. The street dance starts at 9 p.m. and the Poker Run Ends happens at midnight. On Saturday July 4th, the day gets going with Poncho’s Memorial Salute at Massie Field at 6 a.m. From 9:30-11:30 a.m. there will be family games and races at Massie Field. Helicopter rides will be given at the open field east of Steiger’s from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The children’s parade starts at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. The Bessemer Fire Department is hosting an open house at 2 p.m. with free hot dogs and pop. The Geocach Dash Ends at 2 p.m. From 5:15-6 p.m. the B.A.H. Studios Dance Showcase happens at Sophie Street in front of the judge’s stand. The Bessemer High School Band marches the parade route at 6 p.m. Prior to the parade start is the Memory Lane Car Cruise. There will be a flyover of a Piper Cherokee 180 if the weather permits. The 50/50 Raffle ends at 7 p.m. Bessemer’s GIANT Parade starts at 7 p.m. and goes along Galena, Moore, Colby, Sophie and Silver Streets. Marty’s Goldenaires Concert goes from 9:10-9:55 p.m. Then the “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks display begins at Massie Field at 10 p.m. On July 5th, the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast goes from 7:30-11 a.m. at the St. Sebastian School Gym. There will also be helicopter rides from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the open field east of Steiger’s.


Birchwood is hosting a street dance from 8:30 to midnight. Along with the band there’ll be beer, brats and fun. The proceeds will go to the Community Projects for the youth of Birchwood. Birchwood fireworks are at dusk at the Spider Lake Resort on Highway T.


The Cable Area celebrates their independence in grand style. Saturday is July 4Red White & Blue Pancake Breakfast – All you can eat Cable Community Center. It goes from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It’s $8 Adults $5 Children. The C.A.R.E. 5K & 10K Walk/Run is at the Old School Mall Lawn, 8:00 a.m. start. This is a fundraiser to help people in the Cable Area in need. For more information visit website CARE’s website at cableareacare.org You can register online at https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=13441. Then it’s the Cable Area Lions’s Club Parade & Picnic at 11 a.m. It begins on Randysek Road next to the Brick House Cafe heading north one block before turning onto Spruce Street, traveling two blocks where the floats will turn south on Kavanaugh Road. The picnic will begin after the parade concludes with pies, ice cream, festival foods, bingo, dunk tank, kids inflatable obstable course and bounce house, and a cow milking contest!
The perfect end to any 4th of July celebration is fireworks and there will be no shortage of shows! Check out displays at Cable Recreation Park, Grand View Ball Field, and Lakewoods Resort all on the evening of Saturday, July 4th!


Parade, Merry-Go-Round & Kiddie Car Rides, Games, Food & Fireworks @dusk. For more information, call 715-264-5444, or visit www.gliddenwi.org.


Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6 p.m. – ? Consignment/Donation Auction for items donated – Proceeds to GGND Buckhorn, Downtown Gordon. Call 715-376-4530 to donate items or get more info 5 p.m.-8p.m. Live Remote with WHSM. Friday, July 3, 2015, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 8th Annual Sales & Flea Market, Downtown Gordon & surrounding area. Set up on Finstad Avenue. 8 p.m. – midnight Live Music: by Second Time Around, Downtown-Finstad Ave (Town hall if bad weather). 8 p.m. Beer, Food, Downtown. Saturday, July 4, 2015 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, Presbyterian Church. 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Registration, Gordon Memorial 5k Race/Walk, Warner Park. At 8:30am the race/walk starts. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Historical Society Ice Cream Social. Then from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. is the car show in downtown Gordon next to Town Hall (public voting!) At 2 p.m. is the parade in downtown Gordon. Next up at 4 p.m. is the duck race along the Eau Claire River by the County Road Y Bridge. Beer and food vendors will be at Warner Park at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the kid’s races/games are at Warner Park. Then from 8 p.m. to midnight there will be live music by the Michael D Band at Warner Park or in the Town Hall if the weather is bad. After it’s dark there will be world class fireworks at Mooney Ball Field. Then on Sunday July 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. is the Mud Volleyball Tournament in Warner Park. Teams must arrive by 10:30 a.m. A food vendor and beer wagon at Warner Park will open at 10 a.m.


The 21st Annual Famous Dave’s July 3rd Fireworks Bash is July 3rd from 6-11 p.m. The Lamont Cranston blues band plays at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks will be at 10 p.m. It’s happening at the Original Famous Dave’s on 9971 N Grand Pines Lane, Hayward, WI 54843. The fire debris has been cleared and they’re ready for a party under tents and the beautiful sky. It’s free to attend. BBQ and beer will be for sale. On July 4th the afternoon will begin with the Hayward Hawks baseball game. Then at 10 p.m. sharp there will be fireworks behind the Hayward Primary and Intermediate Schools at 10665 Main Street. Their civic club is hosting the celebration and the public can enjoy music, participate in games for kids of all ages, or have a brat, and beer or ice cream.


On the Fourth of July the events start at 8 a.m. with a Kid’s Dragin’ Tail run. Then the Dragin’ Tail run is at 9 a.m. From 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. there is a silent auction in the Auditorium. From 1-3 p.m. there will be old fashioned kids games along the beachfront and Auditorium. A tennis expo will be happening from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the tennis courts. The parade through downtown Lake Nebagamon starts at 4 p.m. At 7 p.m. is the boat parade starting at Honeymoon Point to Public Beach. From 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. is the street dance with “The Mustangs” in front of the Auditorium. Fireworks are at dusk. On July 5th there will be a pancake breakfast where everyone is welcome at the Trinity Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


July 3 Mud Racers 5:00 p.m. Street Dance 7:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m. Music by Johnny Propane 7-9 p.m. and Strange Cru from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. A street light dedication is at 10 p.m. July 4th – Pancake breakfast at Catholic Church 8-11 a.m. Kiddie Parade 9:00 a.m. The Bellringer 2 mile walk/run is at 9:15 a .m. The Lioness Pie Social is at 10:00 a.m. The Money Scramble is at 10:00 a.m. The Parade happens at noon. The unveiling of the new Digger Mascot will be held then and a fire truck and antique wagon rides are after the parade. There’s baseball at 2:30 p.m. with the Rockies vs Iron City Miners. Fireworks at dusk, call 715-274-2330 for more info.


Long Lake – The parade starts at noon; the picnic goes from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Then the 24th Annual Long Lake fireworks will be at South Shore at “Props” at Dusk, along Long Lake, Sarona. Call 715-354-3515 for more information.


On July 3rd are the Shell Lake Street Dance & Fireworks -Come celebrate the anniversary of our great nation with a hometown street dance, celebration & fireworks in downtown Shell Lake. Fireworks display will be done on Shell Lake Beach and the dance will be held on 5th Street downtown. Then on July 4th is the Shell Lake Art Festival Sailboat Regatta. Come down to Shell Lake for an afternoon of sailing. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy this spectacular showcase of colorful sailboats. The regatta starts at 1 p.m. for more information go to www.shelllakesailingclub.org.


On July 4, 2015 the Spooner Fireworks display will be shot off at dusk at Rumpskinner Hill. The best view is at Spooner High School. Root beer floats will be sold.


The celebration starts at 8 a.m. with a Softball Tournament, at 10 a.m. there’s volleyball, the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival & Sawyer County American Cancer Society Relay for Life dunk tank will also be out. The 10th Annual Independence Day Stone Lake Boat Parade happens at the boat launch at 3 p.m. Members and non-members are invited to participate. The fireworks start at dusk. There will be brats, beer and free popcorn. Call 715-865-3302 for more information.


The Fourth of July fun begins at 10 a.m. with Sky Dive Superior at Wessman Arena. Then at 11 a.m. there will be a flyover by the 148th Fighter Wing. The parade begins at 11:10 a.m. It goes along 28th Street, Catlin Avenue, 37th Street and Hammond Avenue. The Superior Singers will be at Herritage Park on Hammond Avenue. At 2 p.m. is a car show on Tower Avenue, along with music by the “Bugs”. Then fireworks start at 10 p.m. at the Superior Airport & Fairgrounds.

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