B105's  news partners, The Northlands News Center has the list of Northland 4th of July festivities to help you make plans with your family...everything from parades and 5k's, to music and fireworks displays. 



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.

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 – 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

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.


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.

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.

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.



Duluthians and visitors can enjoy a 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.

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.


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.


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.

From the B105 family to yours, have a happy and safe 4th of July!