Take the Kids blog: 2010 Fourth of July events
By: Duluth News Tribune,
# Cloquet’s Fourth of July Veterans Celebration includes parade at noon Sunday with 11:30 a.m. parade lineup on Cloquet Avenue
# BBQs around town Sunday
# Music by Blue Light Special, Saint Anyways and Blackberry begins at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in the park
# Nifty Fifty Car Show, Sunday at the Northeastern Saloon
# Bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge
# Dash for Cash for Kids ages 2-12, Sunday after the parade
# Magic show at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday
# Outdoor movie theater in the park at 8:20 p.m. Sunday
# Fireworks at 10:10 p.m. Sunday.
# Fourth Fest in Bayfront Festival Park on Sunday. Features food vendors, arts, crafts, Mighty Thomas Shows and music begins at 2 p.m. The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra headlines the annual event and fireworks begin at 10:10 p.m. It’s free.
# Elegant Hors D’oeuvres Cruise on the Vista Queen, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, departing from the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Cruise will include a hot and cold hors d’oeuvres reception catered by Savories Catering. Unlimited domestic beer and house wine included. Other alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. The three-hour cruise will return after the fireworks commence. Tickets: $69.95. Call (877) 883-4002 or go to www.vistafleet.com.
# Star Spangled Dinner Cruise on the Vista Star, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, departing from the DECC. Plated dinner featuring a choice of prime rib, champagne chicken breast, baked walleye or vegetable lasagna. The four-hour cruise will return after the fireworks commence. Tickets: $59.95 for adults, $49.95 for ages 3-14. Call (877) 883-4002. Go to www.vistafleet.com.
# Summer City Band concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Whiteside Park Pavilion.
# Street dance, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Dance to music by the Shackshakers.
# Fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Sunday.
# Parade at 9:30 a.m. Monday; parade lineup at 8:30 a.m. at the ballpark by Franklin School.
# Kids’ games for ages 2-12, races and coin hunt following parade Monday in Monroe Park, one block west of Grant Avenue on Monroe Street.
# Gala night parade and fireworks in Gilbert, Saturday.
# Fourth of July Celebration, Sunday. Parade and fireworks. Go to www.grandmarais.com.
# Fourth of July fireworks at dusk Sunday, Drumbeater Island/Pokegama Lake. Seating available at golf course. Bring a blanket.
# Fourth of July parades: kid parade at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and grand parade at 11 a.m. Sunday on Lake Avenue.
# Kiddie Parade on Saturday followed by children’s activities in City Park.
# Fourth of July Parade, 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by children’s activities in City Park.
# Fireworks at dusk Sunday.
# Street dance, 8 p.m. Saturday.
# Fireworks at dusk Saturday. Best viewing near Dairy Queen near Highway 169.
# Fourth of July parade, noon Sunday.
# Fourth of July parade, Sunday. Go to www.hibbing.org.
# Fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday.
# Charlie McGuire, master songwriter, singer and music educator, offers songs of Minnesota from his career as official “Singing Ranger” of the National Park Service at Split Rock State Park at 7:45 p.m. today.
# Gooseberry Falls State Park offers programs for adults and children including “Nature’s Architect — the Beaver,” 8 p.m. today; children can become a nature detective at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and kids can learn more about birds at 3:30 p.m. For more about these events, along with others going on during the weekend, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/gooseberry_falls/index.html.
# Other local parks in the area: Visit with a naturalist about Minnesota’s evasive moose at 2 p.m. today by the Temperance River State Park’s nature cart. Tettegouche State Park will have educational sessions at 10 a.m. Saturday on astronomy and 11 a.m. Sunday about loons. There will also be a narrated walk about the Great Lakes at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tettegouche.
# Kids’ races at 10 a.m. Sunday, Two Harbors arena baseball field.
# Two Harbors City Band Fourth of July concert, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Owens Park.
# Socially Active Seniors ice cream and pie social, 5 p.m. Sunday, Two Harbors Community Center.
# Tofte Trek 10K Wilderness Run/Walk, register at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte or online. Kids’ races begin at 9 a.m. and 10K begins at 9:30 a.m. Go to www.toftetrek.com.
# Fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday. If you are looking for a different view of the fireworks this year in Two Harbors, Amicus Adventure Sailing has slots available for the weekend, including a cruise from Knife River to Two Harbors in time for the fireworks Sunday night. Call (218) 290-5975 for more information.
# Parade, ice cream social, fire run and fireworks on Sunday. Go to www.visitashland.com or call (800) 284-9484.
# Fireworks begin at dusk Sunday in Memorial Park. Call (800) 447-4094.
# Features a parade, music, patriotic program, Sunday, at Madeline Island Museum and fireworks. Call (888) 475-3386. Go to www.madelineislandmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org.
# Fourth of July Parade, 1 p.m. Sunday, on Mortorelli Drive. Theme: Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Bring a nonperishable food item for a donation. Go to www.Superior4thJuly.com.
# Car show on Tower Avenue following the parade Sunday.
# Fireworks begin at dusk Sunday at the Bong Airport.