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Published July 01 2012

Celebrate the Fourth of July at events around the region

MOORHEAD – Visit Minnesota State University Moorhead for its 40th annual Fourth of July Celebration this Wednesday.

Concessions will be available at 6:30 p.m. in Nemzek Hall and Stadium. Inflatable games will be offered by Games Galore on the south side of the stadium from 7 to 10 p.m.

The first 75 kids to participate in the decorated bike parade near the stadium flag pole starting at 7:30 p.m. will receive a treat bag.

Music for the evening will be provided by Lake Agassiz Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. and The Front Fenders at 8:30 p.m.

The much-anticipated fireworks display by RES Specialty Pyrotechnics will begin at 10:30 p.m.

Parking will be free in all the regular spaces on campus property and surrounding areas.

Other events in the area this week include:

• Fourth of July Celebration, Albert Lea, Minn., Tuesday and Wednesday: More than 100 units will travel down Bridge and Fountain streets in the largest parade in southern Minnesota on Tuesday. A large fireworks display will reflect off Fountain Lake on Wednesday night. Call (501) 373-2316 for more information.

• Stars and Stripes Days, Pequot Lakes, Minn., Tuesday and Wednesday: Head to Pequot Lakes for pig races, food vendors, karaoke night, a Pequot Idol singing contest and a fireworks show Tuesday around the city. There will be a pancake breakfast, flea market, craft fair, games for kids, a parade and more on Wednesday as well.

• Hettinger (N.D.)’s Fourth of July, Tuesday and Wednesday: There will be music and evening activities Tuesday in Mirror Lake Park. On Wednesday, take part in the firemen’s breakfast, fun run/walk, parade and inflatable games in Hettinger. Fireworks will be shown over Mirror Lake at 10 p.m. Call (701) 567-2531 for more information.

• 89th Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo, Tuesday and Wednesday: Visit Killdeer for the oldest PRCA rodeo in the state. Also enjoy a parade, inflatable slide and family dance. Call (701) 764-5777 for more information.

• Concert Series Organ Blast, Albert Lea, Minn., Wednesday: Come see a jam-packed concert featuring many local musicians and American music from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Stars and Stripes Forever organ duet is the featured performer. Root beer floats will be served from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

• Fourth of July Fireworks and Concert, Hazen, N.D., Wednesday and Friday: See a spectacular display of fireworks in Hazen Wednesday night and then return Friday for a Gwen Sebastian performance at the All Seasons Arena. Call (701) 748-6848 for more information.

• Sertoma Fun Fourth and Fireworks, Wednesday: Celebrate the Fourth of July with a kiddie parade, games, prize giveaways, concessions, entertainment and fireworks. Call (701) 746-0052 for more information.

• New Rockford, N.D., Fourth of July Celebration, Wednesday through Saturday: The annual celebration includes a 5k run/walk, parade, live theater, street dance and their largest-ever pyrotechnics show at dusk. Call (701) 947-2205 for more information.

• Old-Fashioned Band Concert and Ice Cream Social, Dunseith, N.D., Friday: Listen to the sounds of the 45-piece concert band of International Music Camp artists performing for all ages. Call (701) 838-8472 for more information.

• Pelican Lake, Minn., Wednesday: The Pelican Lake Fourth of July boat parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Zorbaz’s dock and proceed clockwise around the lake. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated pontoon with this year’s theme “favorite famous person.” Registrants should be at the dock by 9:30 a.m. Call (218) 284-3173.

• Wahpeton, N.D., Wednesday: There will be a fireworks display at dusk at John Randall Baseball Field here after the Wahpeton team plays Breckenridge American Legion in baseball.

• McLeod (N.D.) Fourth of July Parade and Picnic, Wednesday: Enjoy a good old-fashioned parade at 2 p.m. to show your true American spirit for the holiday.

• Lisbon (N.D.) Fourth of July Fireworks, Wednesday: Visit the Ransom County Fairgrounds at dusk for a fireworks display.

• Cruisin’ Broadway, Thursday: Valley Vintage Car Club hosts this year’s events in downtown Fargo. The featured vehicle this week will be red, white and blue convertibles.

• The Shadows Tribute Show, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Saturday: Tickets are $23 in advance and $26 at the door for a tribute show for Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The first part of the show re-enacts the trio’s last performance, and the second act focuses on performers who replaced The Shadows.

• Fireworks display, Jamestown, N.D., Saturday: After the stock car races at the Jamestown Speedway, look up in the sky for a fireworks show. Call (800) 222-4766 for more information.