Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days mean fireworks, parade

A schedule of events for July 3-4 features many attractions

Katrina R.L. Vaara designed this Stars and Stripes Days button for Community Action of Pequot Lakes. Submitted Photo

Stars & Stripes Days return to Pequot Lakes Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4, in Trailside Park and the downtown business district, featuring fireworks, family activities, a parade and live music.

Following is the schedule of events:

Saturday, July 3

  • 5 p.m.: Food vendors.

  • 5 p.m.: Bean bag toss tournament registration. Registration is $10 per team of two players. The youth bracket is for ages 8-14; the adult bracket is for ages 15 and older. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third places in each bracket.

  • 5 p.m.: Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House and Kids Climb in South Trailside Park.

  • 6 p.m.: Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes on Main Street between both sides of Trailside Park.

  • 6 p.m.: Bean bag toss tournament begins in South Trailside Park.

  • 7 p.m.: Music in the Park in the band shelter in North Trailside Park.

  • 9 p.m.: 34th Infantry Division Band in South Trailside Park.

  • 10:10 p.m.: Fireworks by Flashing Thunder in the Pequot Lakes High School practice field. Best viewing locations are both sides of Trailside Park, Pequot Lakes School and the TDS parking lot.

Sunday, July 4

  • 7-11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at the Pequot Lakes Fire Hall on Main Street.

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Craft fair and food vendors in South Trailside Park.

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House, Kids Climb and Water Wars in South Trailside Park)

  • 10 a.m.: Kiddie parade at the band shelter in North Trailside Park.

  • 10-11:30 a.m.: Parade lineup/staging in the Pequot Lakes Middle School parking lot.

  • 10:30 a.m.: Bed races on Main Street by the American Legion. This event is free with five per team and prizes.

  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Beer garden sponsored by the Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49.

  • Noon: Stars & Stripes Parade.

Parade route

The parade will start from the west side of Pequot Lakes School and will go:

  • North on South Oak Street.

  • East on Brown Street.

  • North on Front Street.

  • East on North Sibley Street across Patriot Avenue.

  • South on Government Drive.

  • East on Main Street.

  • South on Washington Avenue.

  • West on Woodman Street and back across Patriot Avenue to the school.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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