Celebrate our nation’s independence on July 3rd & 4th in Pequot Lakes!


July 3-4, 2024

Pequot Lakes, MN

Celebrate our nation’s independence on July 3rd & 4th in Pequot Lakes! You’ll find fun activities for the whole family: food vendors, bean bag tournament, kid’s activities, music, craft fair, parade, fireworks, and more! You won’t want to miss Minnesota’s BEST small town Fourth of July celebration.


  • 5PM // Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).

  • 5PM // Bean Bag Toss Tournament Registration (South Trailside Park).
    $20 per team, 2 players per team. Youth Bracket 8-14 years old. Adult Bracket 15+ years old. Cash prizes for 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in each bracket! Rules are TBD.

  • 5PM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park).
    Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House, & Kids Climb.

  • 6PM // Bean Bag Toss Tournament (South Trailside Park).
    Scoring- Each team is responsible for keeping track of their own score (honor system). First team to 21 advances (must win by 2 points, first team must be given the opportunity to finish playing, single elimination). Cornhole bags in-the-hole and bags in-the-count pitched by opponents during an inning (in singles play) or half of an inning (in doubles play) cancel each other out. Only non-canceled bags are counted in the score for the inning. Cornhole Bags In-The-Count: Bags in-the-count cancel each other. A bag in-the-count of one contestant shall cancel a bags in-the-count of the opponent and those bags shall not score any points. Any non cancelled bags in-the-count score 1 point each. Bag must fully be on the board in order to count as a point (unless bag has gone “in-the-hole”). Players may knock opponents bags off the board (either on purpose or by accident). Championship- Teams playing for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will be playing for cash prizes!

  • 7:00- 7:30PM // Sign up for Loon Calling Contest (South Trailside Park near band).
    Test your loon calling skills in the Loon Calling Contest. Age groups include: 12 &Under and 13 & Older. Trophies will be awarded to 1st place in both age groups!

  • 7:30PM // *NEW* Loon Calling Contest

  • 8:00PM // LIVE Music by the Hillbilly Rock Show
    Band will start immediately following the Loon Calling Contest between 8:00-8:15PM.

  • DUSK // Fireworks by North Star Fireworks (Pequot Lakes High School practice field).
    Best viewing locations: Trailside Parks, Pequot Lakes School and TDS parking lot.


  • 7AM – 11AM // Pancake Breakfast (Pequot Lakes Fire Hall on Main Street).

  • 9AM – 2PM // Craft Fair & Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).
    Get a yummy bite to eat: fresh squeezed lemonade, mini donuts, french fries, cheese curds, corn dogs, kettle corn, cotton candy, and snow cones.

  • 9AM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park).
    Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House & Kids Climb, Water Wars.

  • 9:30AM // Kiddie Parade – Sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes (Band Shelter, North Trailside Park).

  • 10AM – 11:30AM // Parade Line Up (Pequot Lakes Middle School Parking Lot).

  • 10AM // Pie Eating Contest (Band Shelter, North Trailside Park).

  • 11AM // Show #1 – The Unicycling Unicorn Show (in front of MN Traders).

  • 11AM – 4PM // Beer Garden (Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49).

  • 12PM // Stars & Stripes Days Bobber Themed Parade!
    Parade begins at west side of the Pequot Lakes School.

  • Immediately following the Parade // Show #2 -The Unicycling Unicorn Show (in front of MN Traders).

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