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2012 Stars & Stripes Days, Pequot Lakes Brainerd Lakes Chamber

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Name: 2012 Stars & Stripes Days, Pequot Lakes Brainerd Lakes Chamber
Date: July 3, 2012 - July 4, 2012
Event Description:
Pig races, fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. New this year, enjoy the July 3 pig races, followed by entertainment and fireworks! July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events, including Moon Jumps, arts and crafts fair, Pequot Lakes Idol contest, and more. Share your stories about this fun event and let us know you are attending on Facebook!

Pig Races at Stars & Stripes DaysJuly 3
4 p.m.:             Pig Races with L.A. Racing Pigs-                        Trailside Park
4-10 p.m.:        Food Vendors and Moon Jumps-                        Trailside Park
4-7 p.m.:          Karaoke night and Pequot Idol 
                        Contest-Band Shelter

8-10 p.m.         The Afterwhile Band-
                        Band Shelter

After Dusk        Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks
                         Internationale- High
                         School Ball Fields                         

July 4
7-11 a.m.         Pequot Lakes Fire Department Pancake Breakfast-Fire Hall
9 a.m.-4 p.m.   Flea Market & Craft Fair-Trailside Park
9:30-10:30       Kids Art in the Park-Crafts for Kids-Trailside Park

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Moon Jumps-Trailside Park 
10:30 a.m.       Money in the Haystack-Trailside Park

10:30 a.m.       Kiddie Parade Registration-Chamber Building Parking Lot
11:00 a.m.       Kiddie Parade-Chamber Building Parking Lot
12 p.m.           Stars & Stripes Parade
                        View Parade Map
                        All parade entries must be pre-registered by July 1
                        Parade Rules
                        Parade Entry Form

1 - 3 p.m.         Sloppy Joes, Pie, and Beverage Cole Memorial Building
2:30 p.m.         Bed Races (5 person teams - Traveling Trophy!) Chamber Building
                        Parking Lot

 Food Booth 
Be sure to buy your Blinkie Buttons today! Blinkie Buttons are available at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center, Pequot Lakes SuperValu, Tasty Pizza North, and Boardwalk Scoops. See the Blinkie Button Specials.

Additional July 4 Parade Day information:

  • Free shuttle bus service - This free service will run between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. from Eagle View Elementary School Parking Lot on Crow Wing County Road 11. Park there and ride the shuttle bus in to Pequot Lakes.
  • Roads Closed - County Road 11 and County Rd 112 will be closed to thru traffic at 11 a.m. Parking will not be allowed on County Road 11.
  • Parking - Parking is available at TDS. Please cross at stoplights. There is no parking along the parade route. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed.
  • Handicapped parking - Handicapped parking will be available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, at St. Alice Church, and on Old Highway 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental). Spaces will be marked. Arrive early!

Check out The Afterwhile Band, which will be performing July 3 in Trailside Park.

Stay for more than a day! Take in all the happenings with this event and more by extending your stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area. No other vacation destination in Minnesota offers the variety of lodging accommodations to fit every size, price, location, and style.

Parade Winners:

Most Patriotic: Moes Landscaping 
Best Youth: Lightning Youth Hockey
Most Original: Pelican Woods Cemetery 
Best Classic Car: A-Pine
Best Commercial: Celtic Cottage
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Event Sponsors:
  • Pequot Lakes Physical Therapy Services



  • Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
  • PLM Lake and Land Management
  • Hunt Utilities Group, LLC
  • Breezy Point Resort
  • Dairy Queen - Pequot Lakes
  • Fiks-Con Roofing, LLC
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP - Crosslake
  • Giovanni's-Pequot Lakes
  • Bill's Floor Covering
  • Ideal Systems Solutions
  • Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lion's Club
  • Northland Embroidery & Screenprinting


  • Pequot Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Salon Couture
  • AmericInn Lodge and Suites - Pequot Lakes
  • Bertha Boatworks
  • Pequot Lakes SuperValu
  • Essentia Health St. Joseph's - Pequot Lakes Clinic
  • Waste Partners, Inc.
  • Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital
  • Bernick's Beverages and Vending
  • Lakes Gas
Pequot Lakes: In Trailside Park and East Side of Downtown
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Information:
July 3, 2012
4-10:30 p.m.
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4, 2012
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parade at Noon.
Contact Information:
Jenna Crawford, Pequot Lakes Area Director, 218-568-8911
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