2011: Northland 4th Of July Festivities

By KBJR News 1

June 28, 2011 Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM CDT

Posted by Melissa Burlaga

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) This coming weekend the Northland will be celebrating the Fourth of July.

To help you make plans for the big weekend we've compiled a list of events happening in the Northland.

Starting on Saturday July 2nd Warba, MN is celebrating its centennial by holding a breakfast at 8:00am at the Warba School which will raise money for a class trip to Ireland.

The will also have a flea market, a parade that kicks off at 11am, baseball games, bingo, food, music and an Old Time Dance.

Along with that you can find historical displays at the Warba Community Center.

Festivities that day will end with a street dance by the Fire Hall from 7–11pm.


In Cloquet the following events are happening:

July 2—–Start off your 4th of July holiday with a street dance.
Centerville all stars performing at Cheers! Music & food July 4.

8:00am 5K Race—Race starting and ending at Pinehurst Park.

10:30am July 4th, Parade Line Up on Cloquet Avenue between 22nd Street and 18th Street only.

11:00a.m. Cloquet's 4th of July veterans' celebration parade!
Crafters in Veterans Park, Stained glass, Rock Man, Beads Food Vendors— Teeny Weeny Donuts, B & B Food Wagon, Corn Dogs and sodas.

Moon Walk for the Kids in Veterans Park.

BBQ at the Moose Lodge

12:00pm North Shore Scenic Train Rides–$2.00/person, kids under 2 free. Sponsored by Kiwanis.

Nifty Fifty Car Show at the Northeastern Saloon & Grille
BBQ at the Northeastern Saloon & Grill Pinehurst Park Pond Beach Party, swimming, concession stand deals.

12:15pm Live Music by the Backlash in Veterans Park sponsored by Northwoods Credit Union. Bring your lawn chair, listen to the music and enjoy a hot dog in the park.

Lake Superior Helicopters–Helicopter Rides @ $35.00 per seat, kids 12 and under fly free with two paying adults passengers.

1:00pm Bingo at the Moose Lodge.

1:30pm Skateboarders, demonstration at Veterans Park. Learn about the future location for the.

Skateboard Park and what's needed to complete this project.

2:00pm Dash for Cash for kids ages 1–12, Find the large sawdust pile and look for "MONEY" May want bring a plastic bag and sunglasses to protect the eyes.

2:30pm Saint Anyways Band –Tony Petersen/Jamie Kallestad Sponsored by Northwoods Credit Union

4:00pm Robert the Magician– Magic Show

4:30pm All About Music—–Youth Music Group –sponsored by Northwoods Credit Union

7:30pm Robert the Magician–Magic Show

8:15pm Enjoy a movie in the park showing Marmaduke——Sponsored by Kiwanis.

10:10pm Fireworks start.


On the Iron Range the towns of Aurora, Biwabik, and Biwabik Town ship will have the following events:


10am–4pm–Quilt Show at Community Center

4pm – Rest of Main Street Barricaded

– Early Bird vendor set–up
– Freedom Fete Hog Roast

6pm – Aurora Chamber of Commerce presents the 2011 Princess Court and Queen Coronation

7pm – Tacora Street Race – Time Trials – wiggle–worm plasma cars will be piloted by a variety on ages groups. For more info Call 229–2670

9pm to 12:30am – Freedom Fete Festival – Mesabi Eats Jazz

Ensemble at 7pm, followed by "Y" Knot at 9pm.

10pm to 2am – Live Music at Rudy's by "Deadbeat"


10am to 3pm – Quilt Show at Community Center

– 2nd Annual Fine Arts Show and Sale

10:30am – Children's Pie Eating Contest – on Main Street in front of Tacora. Ages (2 1/2 – 4), (5–7), (8–10), and (11–12).

11am – Freedom Fete Hog Roast

ALL DAY – Food Game and Novelty Vendors – Main Street:

11:30 – 3:33pm – Kid's Carnival Games on Main Street

11:30am – 3:30pm – Tacora Street Races

3pm to 1am – Freedom fete Music Festival – Bring your lawn chairs and buddies!

3pm – Steve Blexrud

7pm – Wild Angels

10:20 – Payback

6pm – Evening Patriotic Parade – 5pm Line Up
Grand Marshalls – Dave and Vyna Grivette

10pm – Spectacular Fireworks Show – From red Top, visible from Main Street.

10pm to 2am – Live Music at Rudy's by "Deadbeat".


11am – Freedom Fete Hog Roast

ALL DAY– Food, Games, and Novelty Vendors

NOON – Children's Patriotic Parade – Line Up on 3rd Avenue by Lucky Seven at 11am.

TBA – 148th Fighter Wing Flyover – F–16's by Duluth Air National Guard.

After Parade until 4pm – Live Music at American legion – John Stark and Guest"

Also, After Parade – Kid's Races on Main Street, by Rudy's and American Legion

– Children's Saw Dust Pile – Over $500 in change. KIDS ONLY! Snowmobile/ ATV Parking area.

Eveleth, MN:

Sunday, July 3

Street Dance GRANT AVE 8.30pm-12:30am
Music by "Under the Covers"

10:15 “Thunder over Eveleth” Fireworks Simulcast with music on KRBT 1340AM

Monday, July 4

Parade starts at 9:30 AM!

Parade lineup: 8:30am at the ballpark by Franklin school.

GRAND MARSHAL: “VFW Post 1172 & Auxillary”

Everyone is invited to march or ride in the parade. Try it! It's a whole new way to see the 4th of July!

Prizes for Floats and Marchers and $5 for each person under 18 who walks the parade route or rides a bike etc.

**Look for the parade officials in bright vests.
Float prizes!

* 1st Place $250
* 2nd Place $150
* 3rd Place $125
* Most Patriotic $150
Corporate Floats
* 1st $250
* 2nd $150
* 3rd $125

Kids Games, Races and Coin Hunt immediately following the parade, events will be held at Monroe Park-- 1 block west of Grant Ave on Monroe Street.

All children ages 2-12 are invited to participate in kids games, races & coin hunt and two special fun houses!


In Virginia, MN on the 4th at Olcott Park at 7th Street North and 9th Avenue West festivities begin with the Calithumpian Children's

Parade, followed by fun games for everyone with prizes galore.
A food concession is available with burgers, brats, hot dogs and soft drinks.


In the Tower–Soudan area their 4th of July Celebrations will consist of the following:

Saturday, July 2 – live music 8:30 – 12:30, Tower

Sunday, July 3– Community picnic at Breitung Recreation Area (Soudan).

Waterslide and bouncer from noon – 4 PM, free picnic from 2–4 PM, patriotic concert beginning at 4:30 PM. Bring your lawn chair.
Live music 6 – 10 PM, Tower

Monday, July 4 – Pancake Feed at the American Legion Hall from 6:30 – 10:30 AM.

Parade begins at 11 AM – theme is Made in America.

Live music and food all over town following the parade.

Sawdust scramble at the Tower–Soudan school – 1:30.

Children's races at the school field following the sawdust scramble.

Fireworks at dust from the north hill in Tower.


A 4th of July Parade in Side Lake, MN, (north of Hibbing, will start at noon on Sturgeon Road in front of Side Lake Chapel and proceeds down McCarthy Beach Road to Highway 5.

In Ely they will have the following events:

Ely's Fourth of July Celebration –Whiteside Park

11am–4pm– Picnic in Whiteside Park. Grilled hot dogs, brats, sloppy joes, BBQ pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, & beverages.

12:45– Fly–Over (time approx.)

1 PM Parade Begins.

1:30 pm– Activities and games in the park.

2:30 pm–Family Fun Races –for all ages

Musical Entertainment Throughout the Day

2nd Annual Fourth of July Run/Walk 8 am

Join in on the fun on July 4th when Ely hosts the Second Annual Fourth of July Run/Walk around Miners Lake on the 4 mile scenic Trezona Trail.

Net profits from the race will go to the Ely Track Club.



In Duluth, they'll host the FourthFest Celebration at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Monday, July 4.

Duluthians and visitors alike can enjoy this FREE Independence Day community celebration with Minnesota's largest fireworks display and a special patriotic performance by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra again headlining this year's festival.

Gates open at 12 noon with food & crafts, and the Mighty Thomas Shows Carnival open for rides, games and family fun.

FourthFest has the area's finest food and craft vendors with everything from brats and hamburgers to Australian battered potatoes, Bar–B–Que, pizza, ice cream, mini–donuts, gyros, Asian cuisine, and much, much more, with beverages from Budwieser, Coca–Cola, and the Fitgers Brewhouse.

The bands start on stage at 12:30PM and play continuously throughout the day till the Fireworks at 10:10PM.

This year, Secret Service Entertainment has teamed up with Star Creative and the Fitgers Brewhouse to give the day–long musical program a "Homegrown Duluth" flavor.

Artists include:
12:30 pm – Shaunna Heckman
2;00 pm – Sarah Krueger
3:30 pm – Dirty Horse
5:00 pm – 4onthefloor
6:30 pm – Charlie Parr
8:15 pm – Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
With it's full company of 60 musicians performing an Independence Day program in the tradition of the Boston Pops and John Philip Sousa, featuring patriotic tunes, an emotional tribute to veterans who serve our country, and a slam bang finish of the 1812 Overture and the Stars and Stripes Forever.

At 8:10 pm there will be a special F–16 flyover by the 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard.

The fireworks display presented by Visit Duluth, the city's convention and visitor's bureau, begins at 10:10 pm. and will be fully synchronized to a musical program broadcast on NU92 FM (92.1).


Across the border in Wisconsin Superior will also be hosting their own Fourth Of July Celebrations.

This year's theme for their Independence Day celebrations is 'Grand Old Flag'. This year they will have a contest for the best floats, first, second and third place prizes.

Patriotic Parade at 11:00am begins at Mortorelli Drive and Belknap Street, along Belknap to Ogden Avenue, along Ogden Avenue to Broadway.

Superior Singers at Pilgrim Lutheran Church – 1:00pm

Tower Avenue Car Show at 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by the City of Superior – Listen to the band, "The Bugs" at the Fairgrounds – 7pm–10pm

Fireworks at dusk (approx 10:15pm) at Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds.


Also in Wisconsin Bayfield will start their celebrations on Friday.

July 1st – Friday Fish Fry – Good Thyme Restaurant and Catering 5:00–8:00 pm, Call (715) 779–5255 to make reservations.

July 1st – Take it to the Lake – Big Top Chautauqua, A highly creative celebration of past and present life on the island–dotted shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes – Lake Superior,
running from 7:30–10:00 pm. For tickets call (888) 244–8368.

July 1st – Mainland Concert, Young Artists Concert – Madeline Island Music Camp at the Cable United Church of Christ, Cable, WI, 8:00–10:00 pm.

July 1st –3rd – 33rd Annual Red Cliff Traditional Pow Wow – Red Cliff hosts an annual Pow–wow on their beautiful grounds, overlooking Lake Superior. For more information call (715) 779–3700.

July 1st –3rd – Greunke's Fish Boils – Greunke's First Street Inn, 6:00pm, reservations required. Call (800) 245–3072

July 2nd – Young Artists Concert– Madeline Island Music Camp – Students perform chamber music at The Clubhouse on Madeline Island, 11:00 am–1:00 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets call (715) 747–6045.

July 2nd – Wine Sampling – Bayfield Wine and Spirits – It's free and you can sample a wine that you may not be familiar with. Come on in, your next favorite wine is out there waiting for you from 4:30–6:00 pm. Contact Joanne Cirillo at (715) 931–0141 with questions.

July 2nd – Festival Concert – Jupiter String Quartet with pianist Zeyda Ruga Suzuki

– Madeline Island Music Camp from 5:00–7:00 pm. For question call (715) 747–6045.

July 2nd – The Music of ABBA by the Arrival from Sweden– Big Top Chautauqua, the original ABBA tribute show – featuring ABBA original musicians. Show runs from 7:30– 10:00pm, for tickets call (888) 244–8368.

July 2nd – Yazmin Bowers CD Release Party – StageNorth, in Washburn starting at 8:00 pm. For more information call (715) 373–1194.

July 3rd – Kickball! – StageNorth, Form a team beforehand, or pick teams when you get here. The bar will be open, and sportswriters will be in attendance. Competition will be held from 12:00–3:00pm. For more information call (715) 373–1194.

July 3rd – Open Sail/Race Sunday – North Coast Community Sailing will be hosting races and an open sail. Bring your own boat or use one of ours from 1:00–4:00 pm at Washburn West End. Call Beth Palma at (715) 209–2352 for more information.

July 3rd – Taj Mahal Trio –Big Top Chautauqua, Show runs from 7:30–10:00pm, for tickets call (888) 244–8368.

July 3rd –8th – Bayfield Race Week Regatta – WYC–AIS, call (715) 779–3419 or visit www.bayfieldraceweek.org for more information.

July 4th – Bayfield Fireworks & Festivities – Come down to Memorial Park at the base of Rittenhouse Ave. and Front St. to enjoy the Fireworks that are starting around dusk.

July 4th – A Day On the Green – Madeline Island Museum, Independence Day traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season on Madeline Island.

The whole community celebrates with a festive parade through La Pointe, ending with a patriotic program on the museum green, starting a 10:00 am. For more information call (715) 747–2415.

July 4th – Independence Day Celebration & Parade – Madeline Island, Enjoy the parade from 10:30 am–1:00pm and Fireworks starting at dusk. For more information contact the Madeline Island Chamber at (888) 475–3386.

July 4th – Blindfolded Dinghy Race – Apostle Island Marina, race begins at 4:00 pm in Memorial Park. Call (715) 779–5661 for more information.


Over in Ashland, Wisconsin they'll have a 4th of July Carnival located near the Bay Area Civic Center in Ashland.

A parade will start at 11am, downtown Ashland; an Ice Cream Social will be held from 10am–1pm.

On the courthouse lawn they'll be serving up ice cream, and brats/hot dogs from the Lions Club, from 10am until 2pm.

The Ashland Historical Society will be doing a Cemetery Walk at St Agnes Cemetery from 2–4p.m.

Chequamegon Bay Band Concert at Memorial Park at 8pm;

• Fire Run at 9:45pm,

• Fireworks following the Fire Run, overlooking the Chequamegon Bay. 800–284–9484.


Happening in Hayward this Fourth of July will be an Old–fashioned family picnic, children's games, refreshments, food, fireworks, baseball at 5pm.

The Hayward Hawks have an annual game at the Larry Somerville Field adjacent to the school.

Fireworks start at Dusk. Held behind the Hayward Primary and Intermediate Schools.