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Superior Telegram Communities throughout Douglas County celebrate Independence Day with public events, some stretching the fun over a number of days. Superior The Citizen's 4th of July Committee hosts a parade, car show and fireworks Monday in Su...


Superior Telegram


Communities throughout Douglas County celebrate Independence Day with public events, some stretching the fun over a number of days.


The Citizen’s 4th of July Committee hosts a parade, car show and fireworks Monday in Superior. The parade begins at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is "Thank a Veteran" and Russell Pederson serves as Grand Marshal. The route again starts at the corner of North 28th Street and Catlin Avenue by Superior High School, travels west to Hammond Avenue, then turns south on Hammond to Superior Middle School. Superior Singers take center stage at 1 p.m. in Heritage Park along the parade route.


The holiday car show kicks off at 2 p.m. on Tower Avenue in downtown Superior, with music by the Bugs from noon to 5 p.m. outside National Bank of Commerce.

Fireworks are launched from the Superior Airport at dusk to top off the festivities.

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Gordon spreads its Good Neighbor Days activities over three days.

The fun starts today with the ninth annual flea market and sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Gordon. Beer and sales begin at 4 p.m., including the "Get-Er-Done Snowmobile and ATV Club Fish Fry." WHSM-FM 101 radio broadcasts live 5-8 p.m. from Gordon. A consignment/donation auction takes place at 6 p.m. in the Buckhorn and Crescent Moon performs live 8 p.m. to midnight on Finstad Avenue.

Saturday kicks off with a pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church and registration for the Gordon Memorial 5K race/Family Fun Walk in Warner Park. The race and fun walk begins at 8:05 a.m. from the park, and vendors and crafters set up shop in downtown Gordon at 8:30 a.m. The Gordon-Wascott Historical Society hosts an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a car show runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to the town hall. Enjoy a parade through downtown Gordon at 2 p.m. and a duck race on the Eau Claire River begins at 4 p.m. The focus moves back to Warner Park for kids’ games and races at 7:30 p.m., live music by Crescent Moon from 8 p.m. to midnight and fireworks after dark over Mooney Ball Field.

The fun wraps up Sunday with mud volleyball at Warner Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the tournament starts at 11:30 a.m. More information and registration forms, go to or the Gordon Good Neighbor Days Facebook page.


Lake Nebagamon

Visitors can double their Independence Day fun in the village of Lake Nebagamon, which spreads activities out over two days. Saturday’s fun begins with the Kids Dragin Tail Run at 8 a.m. followed by the Dragin Tail 5 mile run/walk, both sponsored by the Lake Nebagamon Volunteer Fire Department. Contact for information.

A Chinese auction runs 8-10 a.m. in the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium, 11596 Waterfront Drive, during the race. Wrap up the day with a street dance 8 p.m. to midnight in front of the auditorium.

The celebration continues Monday with old-fashioned kids games 1-3 p.m. on the beachfront by the auditorium and a tennis expo at the tennis court along County Highway B 2:30-3:30 p.m. The village parade will wind through downtown Lake Nebagamon beginning at 4 p.m. Enjoy a boat parade from Honeymoon Point to the public beach at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dusk on the beachfront.

An Elvis Presley tribute concert also takes place from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are available by contacting Sheri at 218-391-3442 or .

Solon Springs

Saturday is Family Fun Day in Solon Springs. The theme of this year’s event is "Small Town America." Enjoy children’s games and activities starting at 11 a.m. downtown and a parade at noon followed by music on Main Street, pontoon rides 1-4 p.m. at the St. Croix Inn dock and fireworks at dark. Local vendors, groups and food stands are available downtown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information can be found on the Solon Springs Family Fun Day Facebook page.


Tri-Lakes area

Stop by the Tri-Lakes Community Center along County Road A in Summit for Independence Day fun Friday through Sunday. A turkey potluck runs 6-8 p.m. Friday with a scavenger hunt from 7-8 p.m. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m., parade at noon, kids’ games at 2:30 p.m., and a boat and pontoon parade at 7 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. A golf scramble takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pattison Park Golf Course, 4111 E. County Road B. Teams can sign up at the club house. A canoe/kayak obstacle course will be set up from 7-8 p.m. For more information, visit or email .

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