Brainerd is Minnesota’s 4th of July Capital.

For more than 50 years, Brainerd has celebrated the 4th of July in style, with a community festival that shouldn’t be missed. Come for all or part of it and you’ll surely find good food, family fun, and fantastic fireworks in Downtown Brainerd.

Brainerd, MN: 4th of July Celebration

Events Schedule:

Sunday, June 30
• Gregory Park, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, July 4
• Parade Emcee – Bill Satre from B93.3!
• Grand Marshal – Crossing Arts Alliance Lisa Jordan
• 4:00 PM

• 5:30 PM

• 6:30 PM

• Sung by Peyton McConkey Senior at
• Brainerd High School from the A Cappella Choir
• 10:00 PM

• By Flashing Thunder and Zambelli Fireworks
• 10:15 PM

Arts in the Park, Gregory Park, Saturday, June 30, 2019, from 10 am–4 pm—AIP is widely known and respected as one of central Minnesota’s finest arts presentations. Artists are individually juried into AIP to ensure the highest possible quality of wares. Guests and artists alike will find some new art elements, as well as some old favorites. Whether it is a favorite artist, entertainer or even your favorite snack offered by our food vendors, AIP has something for everyone.

4th of July Parade, Downtown Brainerd,  Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 4 pm—Thousands of people gather as spectators to enjoy the annual 4th of July Parade. The parade begins at 4 pm and starts near Kiwanis Park, travels north on East River Road to Laurel Street. Then heads East to South 5th Street. It continues to travel south, back to College Drive.

Fireworks, Don Adamson Field, Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 10:15pm— Flashing Thunder and Zambelli Fireworks: There’s only one thing America loves more than America itself: FIREWORKS! Many cities compete for the honor of having the best 4th of July fireworks in the USA, but we think that Brainerd’s are the best! Flashing Thunder Fireworks take the art of pyrotechnics to a whole new level by using the most state of the art electronic firing equipment. Be sure to tune in to B93.3 as these fireworks will be synchronized to music!

Across the region events include:

Brainerd and Baxter are the heart of the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area which also boasts dozens of activities in the communities of Crosslake, Cuyuna Lakes, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Nisswa, MN: Freedom Days Celebration & Parade 2019

July 3, 2019
Noon – 4:00pm – Kevin Matthews Paint Your Own Pottery (in the Gazebo)
Noon – 6:00pm – Water Wars (in the Turtle Track Parking Lot)
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Turtle Race Registration
2:00pm – Turtle Races!
7:00pm – Parade!
4:00pm – 7:00pm – The Spirit of Jesse Brady – Pickle Factory (outdoor stage)

Live Music after the Parade:
The EXPRESS Band – Pickle Factory (outdoor stage)
Blue Eyes Karaoke – Nisswa American Legion

Pequot Lakes, MN: Stars & Stripes Days 2019

July 3, 2019
5:00pm – Food Vendors
5:00pm – 8:00pm – Bungee Trampoline and Kids Climb, Barrel Train, Bouncy House- Trailside Park South
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes
6:00pm – Bean Bag Toss Tournament ($10 per Team / 2 players)
7:00pm – Band performance by LOLAH
10:10pm – Fireworks by Flashing Thunder, patriotic music and local Sponsors on B93 (before and after the fireworks show)

July 4, 2019
7:00am – 11:00am – Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast- Fire Hall 4638 Main Street, Pequot Lakes
9:00am – 4:00pm – Craft Fair, Food Vendors in Trailside Park South, between Government Drive and Patriot Ave.
11:00am – 4:00pm – Beer Garden sponsored by the Legion Post #49, 4435 Main Street, Pequot Lakes
9:30am – 3:30pm – Water Wars, Bungee Trampoline, Kids Climb and Bouncy House- Trailside Park South
10:00am – Money in the Haystack and Golden Bobber Hunt, Trailside Park North
10:30am – Kiddie Parade, Trailside Park North, Registration begins at the Band Shelter
10:30am- Bed Races (5 per team) Registration begins at Main Street and Government Drive
Noon – Stars & Stripes Parade- starts (and ends) at Pequot Lakes High School, 30805 Olson Street, Pequot Lakes

Crosby, MN: 4th of July Celebration 2019

Kiddie Parade Main Street, downtown Crosby starts @ 11AM from corner of 3rd Avenue
(Hwy 6) and Main Street
• Registration begins 10:15AM
• Contact Jodi Christopher 218.330.0849 (evenings only)
July 4th Parade starts at 11AM from Curtis Avenue and Hwy 210 in Ironton to Main Street and 1st Avenue NE in Crosby
• Registration is underway – form can be found on (services/fire department)
Food Vendors, Live Music, Beer Garden and MORE! in Crosby Memorial Park on beautiful Serpent Lake

Boat Parade on north side of Serpent Lake
• Starting at 4:30 PM
Fire Works over Serpent Lake
• Starting at DUSK

Crosslake, MN: Celebrates America: 49th Annual Fireworks 2019

July 6, 2019
10:00pm – 10:30pm – FIREWORKS: 2019 marks the 49th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas’ freedom with a fantastic fireworks display. Join us on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display launched from Sand Island.