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Sherri Richards, Published June 28 2009

July Fourth festivals abound in area

Minnesota State University Moorhead will salute the “Home of the Brave” for the 37th year Saturday.

MSUM’s annual Fourth of July Celebration has been scaled back this year with no afternoon events. But its evening lineup features music, games, parades and fireworks.

The annual Patriotic Parade starts at 7 p.m. A decorated bike parade starts at 7:30 p.m.

Inflatable games will be set up at Nemzek Hall and Stadium from 7 to 10:15 p.m.

The Lake Agassiz Concert Band performs there at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Front Fenders at 8:30 p.m.

A 15-minute patriotic program, titled “Home of the Brave,” begins at 9:30 p.m., followed by more from the Front Fenders. The fireworks display starts at 10:30 p.m.

There is also a 10K run and kid trot at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Parking is available in all regular spaces on campus. For more information, visit www.mnstate.edu.

Other Independence Day celebrations around the region include:

Readers can reach Forum reporter Sherri Richards at (701) 241-5556