Iron Range 4th of July returns with gusto in 2021

Say what? Iron Range Fourth of July shenanigans are back in 2021! (PHOTO: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Flickr CC-BY)

Today I present one of my favorite annual features at MinnesotaBrown: the annual Fourth of July weekend lineup of Iron Range regional parades, street dances and fireworks displays.

I’ve only been posting my newspaper columns this year as I finish my book. But I just had to come out of my book-writing cave to put together the Fourth of July listing. Last year’s Fourth of July was a muted affair because of COVID-19. Now, with dropping case rates and reasonably high vaccination rates in northeastern Minnesota, we are preparing for a full-on Fourth.

The secret to my listing is that I only list parades, street dances, and fireworks. The best way to celebrate the holiday is to hop from town to town, looking for friends and family along the way.

With July 2-4 entirely on a weekend we can count on robust participation and something fun to do each day. Enjoy!

View the 2021 Iron Range Fourth of July schedule


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