Many area towns are hosting Fourth of July celebrations this week. They include:
Austin, July 3-5 – July 3-4: Bingo, arts and crafts show, children’s activity tent, fireworks at dusk. July 3: Jaycee dance, pageant. July 4: Fun run, parade at 11 a.m., bean bag tournament, and a fire department water fight. July 5: Lions breakfast, kids fishing contest, Hog Jog, bike race.
Blooming Prairie, July 3-4 – July 3 and 4: Tractor pull, concessions, tractor show. July 3: Pie contest, horse racing, magic show, dance beginning at 8 p.m. July 4: Free trolley rides, car shows, breakfast at Lion’s Club, miniature golf, children’s activity tent, parade from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. at Victory Field.
Cannon Falls, July 1-5 (Cannon Valley Fair) – July 1: Midway opens, live music. July 2: Tractor pull, live music. July 3: Tractor pull, demolition derby. July 4: Parade at 11:30 a.m., horse racing, live music, fireworks at dusk.
Harmony, July 3-4: July 3 – Carnival in Selvig Park. July 4 – Food and fun in Selvig Park, parade at 2 p.m., live music, fireworks at dusk.
Lake City, July 4: Live music and food, fireworks at dusk.
Oronoco, July 4: Dinner at Oronoco park and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Rochester, July 4: Live music, fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Stewartville, July 3-4: July 3: Live music. July 4: Fun runs, 3 on 3 basketball, chainsaw demos, kiddie parade, Bingo, kids fishing contest, live music, tractor pull, food and crafts, dunk tank, water fight, games, parade at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk.
Wanamingo, July 4: Firemans Dance, parade, waterfight, fireworks at dusk.
Those who may be traveling up the Mississippi River for a boating or camping trip are reminded that no fireworks are allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge because of their disturbance to wildlife in addition to the litter they leave behind.