The most traditional and exciting holiday in Minnesota is approaching us on July 4th! If you don’t already have plans, now is the time to gather up the whole family and plan your Fourth of July festivities. Lucky for you, there will be plenty of fun and entertainment during Walker’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July celebration. It’s a perfect weekend to take a family trip, enjoy the summer weather, hang out by beautiful Leech Lake, and participate in exciting activities. Feel the patriotism during all of the events including the 10K Race, midday parade, family fun in the park, fish fry and beer garden, live entertainment, and of course, the fireworks show!
Start the morning off energized with the Walker City on the Bay 10K Run/Walk in Walker Park. Starting and finishing lakeside you will get to enjoy the gorgeous nature scenery along the way. This event is exciting and fun, whether you’re a serious runner or just want to get some fresh air and enjoy a walk outdoors. The course is smooth and flat and the event offers chip timing for runners that want to partake. The event is limited to 350 participants so make sure to register early!
Not into running? No problem! There are plenty of other events to attend with the family and celebrate what Fourth of July is all about. The “Kiddie Parade” starts at 2pm and allows children to demonstrate their achievements as they show their Scout Uniforms, twirl batons or display other skills. There will be Veteran’s floats, clowns, jugglers, homemade floats, antique cars, horses, fire trucks and ambulances to watch and cheer on as well. Even better, anyone can participate! March along in costume or enter a float for a chance to win prizes. Think you can win most patriotic, most humorous, best tourism, best antique tractor, best classic car or judge’s choice? Enter a float to try your luck!
Fun in the park at Walker City Park will be happening all day providing fun games for kids and adults. There will be two bounce houses, an obstacle course, and a wacky rock’n joust from 10am to 5pm. After the kids have their fun in the park head over to the Fish Fry & Beer Garden from 2pm to 10pm. Sit back, relax and eat some delicious brats or hot dogs and have a cold beer. Finally, enjoy the spectacular Fireworks show at dark over Leech Lake. All Fireworks will be viewable from land or boat for the whole family to watch. Don’t let the fun stop there! There will also be live entertainment from 4pm to 11pm so you can dance through the night.
Stay with us at Chase on the Lake and you will have an elegant, comfortable room waiting for the whole family when you return from your exciting day. Stay in one of our gorgeous lakeside rooms and wake up to the glistening lake right outside your window. We also offer condos and a 7-bedroom lake-home if you want to plan a memorable trip for a large group. Fourth of July weekend is the perfect time to take the family on a fun trip to spend time together, enjoy Leech Lake and celebrate our country’s birthday. Rooms book fast for July so book your stay today! Click Here to Book Your Stay Today at Chase on the Lake!
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