Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fun things to do over the 4th

The city of Park Rapids will host the 33rd Annual Park Rapids Professional Bull Ride, Friday through Sunday, July 1-3, with an all-star cast of the greatest bull riders and bucking bulls in the world! There will also be kids' sheep riding, nightly dances, freestyle cowboy poker, and a freestyle Moto X halftime show. And while in Park Rapids, enjoy 4th of July events on the 4th, including a parade, community band concert with patriotic music and marches at Red Bridge Park, and fireworks at dusk over the Fishhook River. 1-800-247-0054; link to local events

The city of Bemidji will host their 67th Annual Jaycee’s 4th of July Water Carnival on Monday, the 4th of July, along the Lake Bemidji waterfront. Featured will be midway rides and games, live music, contests, a craft fair, Kiddie and Grande parades, kids' fun run, Bald Eagle Water Ski Show, great food, and fireworks over Lake Bemidji! 1-877-250-5959;

The city of Menahga will hold their annual Midsummer Celebration, Friday through Sunday, July 8-10, with a kids' fishing derby, Little Miss Pageant, the St. Urho 5K run & walk, children's events & games, a parade, pancake breakfast, blueberry ice cream social, beer gardens, live music by numerous local acts, and more. 1-800-247-0054;

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