Fantastic fireworks, festivals, the county fair, theater and more fill the July calendar. You could say July begins and ends with a dazzling array of fun events.
The PBR Challenger Tour Bull Ride kicks off the 4th of July weekend in Park Rapids. July 1, 2 and 3 arena action abounds, followed by dances nightly at the Double J Rodeo Grounds.
From the Firecracker Footrace at dawn to the fabulous fireworks at dusk, Independence Day promises picnics and time at the lake. Then visitors can head into Park Rapids for the Old-Fashioned Parade starting at 5 p.m. on Main Avenue, the Park Rapids Area Community Band Pre-fireworks Concert at Red Bridge Park at 7:30 and the Rotary Fireworks display.
The Hubbard County Fair opens Wednesday, July 7 with midway fun, grandstand shows, 4-H and other exhibits and more through Sunday, July 11.
Park Rapids Summer Splash – Crafts, Treasures & Beyond invites visitors to the Century School Friday and Saturday, July 9-10.
Menahga’s Midsummer Festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9-11. Or cheer for a winner at the Pig Races in Nevis Sunday, July 11 and return for Nevis’ 60th Annual Muskie Days Friday and Saturday, July 16-17.
We will say good-bye to Main Street as we know it at a Downtown Community Picnic with food, entertainment and family fun from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 22.
The Lake George Blueberry Festival rounds out the month’s festivities Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 23-25.
If it’s culture you crave, check the calendar for dates for Arts Downtown PR, performances at Long Lake Theater and Jasper’s, the Stony Creek Artists Show & Sale, “I Do, I Do” at the Minnesota Folklore Theater, the Northern Light Opera Company’s productions of “Godspell” and other events.
While July offers lots to see and do in the area, you may want to just stay at the lake to relax, unwind and watch the clouds float by. It’s up to you.
The Chamber Website has all the information you need to put together a memorable vacation or weekend visit. If you want help or have questions, call our friendly staff at 800-247-0054 to learn more.