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Douglas County communities plan 2022 Fourth of July events

Parades and fireworks will pepper Douglas County.

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Fireworks light up the sky over Barker’s Island during the 2019 Fourth of July celebration in Superior.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and communities in Douglas County are busy preparing for celebrations.

Here's a rundown of events happening across the county. Know of one we missed? Email us at editorial@superiortelegram.com.

Superior

July 4: The city's 25th annual Fourth of July celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. with a parade on Belknap Street. The Dennis VanAlstine Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show will take place on Tower Avenue from Belknap to Broadway streets. Aftershock will perform at 1 p.m., followed by the Border Town Betties Pin Up Contest at 3 p.m., music by John Seguin at 4:30 p.m., awards and prizes at 5 p.m., and another performance by Seguin at 5:30 p.m. The festivities move to Barker's Island at 6 p.m. with live music from Born Too Late, followed by a performance from PopROCKS! at 8:15 p.m. Fireworks will be launched at 10 p.m.

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The American Legion Richard I. Bong Post 435 hand out flags as they drive down Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram

Lake Nebagamon

July 2: The Dragin’ Tail Race 5 mile walk/run for the Lake Nebagamon Volunteer Fire Department begins at 8 a.m. The street dance starts at 8 p.m. and features Stone.

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July 3: The boat parade will start at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk

July 4: An Air Force flyover will happen at a time to be determined (it will be announced). Crafts and vendors will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids games start at 1 p.m., and the Fourth of July parade kicks off at 4 p.m.

Gordon Good Neighbor Days

July 1: A thrift sale and flea market run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., thrift sale and flea market. The Gordon Historical Museum and Depot is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A corn hole tournament starts at 6 p.m.

July 2: The Gor-Don-A-Thon 5K run kicks off at 8:05 a.m., with registration taking place from 7-8 a.m. A continential church at Presbyterian Church runs from 8-11 a.m. The historical society hosts an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the Gordon Historical Museum and Depot will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The car show on Finstad Drive runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the Gordon Fire Tower will be open for public climbing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Christmas in July parade rolls at 2 p.m. A duck race in the Eau Claire River off the Douglas County Road Y bridge starts at 4 p.m. Kids can take part in races and games at 7 p.m. Last Call will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight. Fireworks will be launched after dark from Warner Park.

July 3: The Gordon Fire Tower will be open for public climbing from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., and the Gordon Historical Museum and Depot will be open to visitors during that time, as well. A historical walking tour that begins and ends at the depot will run from 10 a.m. to noon. A mud volleyball tournament will start at 11:30 a.m, with registration at 10 a.m.

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Children go wild as Master Chief from "Halo," left, and the Mandalorian ride down Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram

Tri Lakes Community Center

July 2: A road parade will travel around Dowling and Amnicon lakes at noon. Participants should line up at the intersection of Tri Lakes and Finn Point Roads at 11:30 a.m. The Dowling Lake boat parade takes place at 3 p.m.; the Amnicon Lake boat parade takes place at 4 p.m. Line up and registration near the dock at The Backyard on Amnicon Lake begins at 3:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for all three parades. Fireworks begin at dusk on Lake Amnicon.

July 3: A mixed four-person golf scramble and steak dinner will take place at Pattison Park Golf Club. Sign ups will be taken at the course clubhouse.

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July 4: Canoe and kayak races begin at 1 p.m. on Lake Amnicon. Participants should meet at the Lake Amnicon Landing at 12:30 p.m. Single and double kayaks; two person canoe teams; prizes awarded.

Solon Springs

July 2: A parade takes place at noon on Main Street and Railroad Street. This year’s theme is Happy Days through the Years. A fireworks show will take place over Upper St. Croix Lake at dark.

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The Superior High School band plays as they march along Belknap Street during the Superior Fourth of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram

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