Fourth of July a long-standing tradition in Moose LakeIt’ll be an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Moose Lake this year — just as it’s always been.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
It’ll be an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Moose Lake this year — just as it’s always been.
The traditional parade is slated to get underway at 10 a.m. and wind its way from Arrowhead Lane to Lakeshore Drive. The parade will feature floats, bands and marching units, including the community band, the American Dairy Association, the Moose Lake Historical Society, the Roller Derby girls, Emergency Medical Services and many more. Anyone wishing to register to participate can still call the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce at 800-635-3680 or sign up the day of the parade.
Families and festival goers will rally ’round the Moose Lake City Park from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the Old-Fashioned July Fourth Celebration. The entire family will enjoy live music, vendors rides, games, food performances by the community band and an Audubon Center bird show.
There will also be a giant flea market running all day long, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Riverside Hockey Arena, with lots of unique merchandise for bargain hunters, collectors and casual shoppers. The flea market will continue on Friday and Saturday, and a Farmer’s Market is also planned for Saturday morning.
The Moose Lake Fourth of July celebration will culminate in a gala fireworks display, set to get underway at approximately 10:10 p.m., also in the city park.
There will be plenty of activities leading up the Fourth of July celebration as well. Miss Moose Lake will be crowned in a pageant on Tuesday, July 2, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Moose Lake High School Auditorium. Admission is $2 per person. This year’s candidates include Leah Westmoreland, Lindsey Wegge, Jamey Newport, Maddie Geil, Jodi Michalski, Caitlyn Walker and Tayler Dixon.
On Wednesday, July 3, there will be a Kiddie Parade, free of charge for participation by kids of all ages. The parade will begin at H&R Block and end at the Covenant Church in downtown Moose Lake.
If your holiday company will be staying around for the weekend, why not treat them (or have them treat you!) to the Holy Angels Grand Breakfast on Sunday, July 7, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The bill of fare will include pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy and beverages. Best of all — it’s all you can eat!