Wheekend! July 3-5, 2015


Happy Fourth of July weekend! We hope you have a safe and fun time with friends and family this #wheekend, July 3-5, 2015. We love this country and region of ours, and are so thankful we get to call it home! Here are some ideas for celebrating – from live music to tips on where to watch the fireworks, we’ve got you covered!

Friday, July 3:
Friday Night Live Farmers Market, Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA, 4-7 pm

Jake Doty, Java John’s, Decorah, 9 pm

Play Giant Jenga! Courtyard & Cellar, Decorah. Open all weekend for 4th fun!

Saturday, July 4:

Happy Fourth of July!

Winneshiek Farmers Market, Decorah, 8-11am

Rotary Fourth of July Fun at Phelp’s Park, Decorah, 6:30 pm

Don Scott and Curtis Blake, Dolce Vita Nights, McCaffrey’s, Decorah, 7 pm

(See “All Wheekend” below for Fireworks and more 4th of July events)

Sunday, July 5:
FWD Movement Sunday Ride! First Sunday of the Month = Co-ed Led Ride! All riders (women AND men) from beginner to experienced are invited to check out Decorah mountain bike trails. 5 pm. Registration online!

All Wheekend:

Where should we watch fireworks (both July 3 & 4)?
Here are some options, plus even more holiday #wheekend fun!

For celebrations below, fireworks are on Friday, July 3:
Guttenberg, Iowa – Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
More fun: The weekend-long “Stars & Stripes Celebration” also includes food vendors, a beverage garden, kids’ games and inflatables, face painting, music, and a parade. Prizes to be awarded. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ on the River.”

Marquette, Iowa riverfront – Fireworks at Dusk
More fun: Classic, small-town celebration full of pride and joy. A Barber Shop Quartet serenades the public before the fireworks Friday night. Events on Saturday, July 4, 2015, include a 2 pm parade, followed by music and a flea market. There will also by bouncy houses for the kids.

For celebrations below, fireworks are on Saturday, July 4:
West Union Recreation Center – Fireworks at Dusk
More fun: Bruce Bearinger Band, bouncy house, “Extreme Jungle Gym” inflatable, Miss West Union crowning at 7 pm, games, food vendors, and more.

Rochester, Minnesota, Silver Lake Park – Fireworks at 8:30 pm
More fun: Chuck Blattner directing the Rochester Concert Band at the Silver Lake Park soccer field. The concert is FREE to the public and will precede the fireworks.

Spillville, Iowa, Inwood Ballroom – Fireworks at 9:30 pm

Bluffton, Iowa – Fireworks at Dusk

Harmony, Minnesota Fourth of July Celebration – Fireworks at dusk
More fun: Events all weekend! Karaoke, 5K, kiddie pedal pull, water balloon war, Jim Busta and Molly B, ice cream social, bingo, fireworks, and more!

Harpers Ferry, Iowa – Fireworks at dusk
More fun: The day begins with a Firecracker 5K Run/Walk and ends with the American Legion fireworks display.

Garnavillo, Iowa, City Park – Fireworks at dusk
Details: Events all weekend. Ice cream social, teddy bear parade, 5K walk/run, live music, parade, pageant, food, games, & contests before the fireworks.

Riverfest, La Crosse, Wisconsin – Fireworks at 10 pm
More fun: Riverfest runs from July 1-4, with music, entertainment, crafts, and family fun each day.



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