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!
July 3 4 p.m.: Pig Races with L.A. Racing Pigs- Trailside Park
4-10 p.m.: Food Vendors and Moon Jumps- Trailside Park
4-7p.m.: Karaoke night and Pequot Idol
Contest-Band Shelter 8-10 p.m. The Afterwhile Band- Band Shelter After Dusk Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks
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
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!
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.
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