Superior to celebrate Pride, Labor Day

After Fourth of July festivities were canceled, the city plans a big celebration on the last summer holiday.
Fireworks light up the sky over Barker’s Island in Superior and will again Monday, Sept. 5.
Jed Carlson / 2019 file / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — The city celebrates Pride and Labor Day after Fourth of July festivities were canceled by the weather July 4.

The Dennis VanAlstine Memorial Car Show, concerts, kids' activities, a drag show, a silent auction, vendors and fireworks all take place at the Barker’s Island Festival Park on Monday, Sept. 5.

Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with the car show and live music by Ricky Lee. The silent auction runs 2-6 p.m. and the band, Born Too Late, takes the stage at 2:45 p.m. Car and motorcycle awards are given out at 4:30 p.m. and a family-friendly drag show starts at 6 p.m., followed by live music by Darling Danger.

Fireworks will be launched from a barge provided by Roen Salvage off Barker’s Island at 8:30 p.m. Tune into Kool 101.7 FM for the official fireworks soundtrack.

Vendors on the island include Mr. Goodies, Mystery Mobile, Oasis Del Norte, Sweeden Sweets, K & B Grill Cheese and Superior Waffles. The Border Town Betties will be on had to sell beverages, beer and more.


Parking in the festival lot is limited to car show entries, entertainment, vendors and people with handicap parking placards. General parking is available in the grassy area near the entrance to Barker’s Island. City officials encourage people to walk, bike or carpool because parking is limited.

This story was updated at 12:53 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, with information about a different band that will be performing after another band canceled. It was originally posted at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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