4th of July Parade
Celebrate America's birthday in Park Rapids! Join us while we pay tribute to all the men & women who have fought for our freedom.
Plans are underway at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism for the 4th July parade, scheduled to start at 5 pm every year.
The National Anthem will be sung by Sierra Day who grew up in Nevis, MN. She writes original music and has opened for numerous national acts with her current band, The Mayberry Riot.
Featuring the New York Mills Marching Eagles band. Performing in this parade for the 3rd year, the band has performed in the nation's second-largest St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, the National 4th of July Parade in Washington, D.C., the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, and numerous shows at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL most recently in March 2018.
Regional area royalty will participate in the parade and guests will enjoy the antics of Birak Shrine Club Kar Kor Shriner's group.
Parade Route - Starting on Fair Ave near the main entrance of the Hubbard County Fairgrounds; 2nd St. to Main Ave. • Main Ave. to 8th St. • 8th St. to Fair Ave. and disbursing back at the Fairgrounds. (Spectator parking available along the route in the parking lots of Sanford Health Clinic/DaVita Dialysis on 7th Street & CHI St. Joseph’s Health and Essentia Health on 8th Street.)
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Those who want to participate in the parade can register online by clicking on the links provided, find entry form linked below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-4111.
Please read the Parade Rules & Regulations carefully before registering.
Click "Register Now" to register online or download the Parade Registration Form. Once complete return it to the Chamber office:
PO Box 249, 1204 Park Avenue S
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Participant Instructions & Parade Central Staging Area Map
Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks -
At Dusk the day comes to a close with a fireworks display overlooking Fish Hook River & Heartland Park (approx 9 p.m or later). Visit the Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks 2018! event for more on the day's activities!