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2024 Stars & Stripes Days

July 3, 2024 5:00 PM - July 4, 2024 2:00 PM (CDT)

Description

Celebrate our nation’s independence on July 3rd & 4th in Pequot Lakes! You’ll find fun activities for the whole family: food vendors, bean bag tournament, kid's activities, music, craft fair, parade, fireworks, and more! You won't want to miss Minnesota’s BEST small town Fourth of July celebration.



Become a Sponsor
Can you help support Stars & Stripes Days? Take advantage of the buzz around our community during this event and place your business in front of thousands of eyes and ears by becoming a sponsor. Your support and involvement ensure this event is a success for our community and continues to take place year after year. Deadline to sign up is May 31st, 2024.

Platinum Sponsor (SOLD): Woods to Water Real Estate
Band Sponsor (SOLD): TDS
Porta Potty Sponsor (SOLD): Posture Pro Chiropractic
Titanium Sponsor (SOLD): First National Bank - Pequot Lakes
Pit Crew Sponsor (SOLD): Brainerd Lakes Construction

Gold Sponsor (7 Available): $800 Member, $900 Non-Member

  • Business logo linked to your website on Chamber event sites
  • Business logo or name included on print advertising materials
  • Business thank you during Stars & Stripes Days parade and Bean Hole Days program
  • Business float will follow the Titanium Sponsor during the Stars & Stripes Days Parade
  • Business name included on Bean Hole Days shirts
  • Social media shout-out
  • 1 free “Best” Swell Ad

Silver Sponsor (8 Available): $600 Member, $700 Non-Member

  • Business logo linked to your website on Chamber event sites
  • Business name included on print advertising materials
  • Business thank you during Stars & Stripes Days parade and Bean Hole Days program
  • Business float will follow the Gold Sponsors during the Stars & Stripes Days Parade
  • Business name included on Bean Hole Days shirts
  • Social media shout-out
  • 1 free “Better” Swell Ad

Bronze Sponsor (7 Available): $450 Member, $550 Non-Member

  • Business name linked to your website on Chamber event sites
  • Business name included on print advertising materials
  • Business name included on Bean Hole Days shirts
  • Social media shout-out
  • 1 free “Better” Swell Ad

Fireworks Finale Blast Sponsor (Many Available): 

Thank you to: Pequot Manufacturing

In-kind Donations

  • Receive a sponsorship value equal to the monetary value of the item(s) donated! Items must be approved by Pequot Lakes Chamber Director.




Enter the Craft Fair
Sign up to be a vendor at the Stars & Stripes Days Craft Fair on July 4th! Thousands of locals and vacationers flock to Pequot Lakes for this event and are looking to purchase unique, handmade items. You won’t want to miss this opportunity! Chamber Member businesses receive one FREE booth ($95 value!). Deadline to sign up is June 14, 2024. 




Become a Food Vendor
Calling all food vendors! Thousands of hungry people will be in attendance at Stars & Stripes Days. Sign up to become a food vendor and showcase your specialty food items! Cost for member is $100, non-members $200. Registration deadline is June 28, 2024.




Enter the Parade
Sign up to be in the Stars & Stripes Days Parade on Thursday, July 4th! We need the support of the Pequot Lakes community to make the event bigger and better in 2024. It doesn’t matter if you walk, drive, march, or ride – thousands of locals and vacationers flock to downtown Pequot Lakes and want to see YOUR parade float on July 4th! 

NEW this year! The 2024 Stars & Stripes Days Parade will feature a BOBBER theme!  Help us make this year’s parade extra special by incorporating bobber themed decorations into your parade float to show off your Pequot Pride!

Chamber members and non-profit organizations can be in the parade for FREE! Cost for non-members and political groups is $100. Deadline to sign up is June 28, 2024.





Donate to the Fireworks Show
Let's celebrate Stars & Stripes Days with a spectacular fireworks show on July 3rd, 2024! Help us draw locals and vacationers to Pequot Lakes for prime viewing, live music, and food vendors. On average, professional fireworks shows cost $1,000 per minute. Our goal is to provide the best fireworks show in the history of the celebration! We need your help to reach our $12,000 goal. Please consider a donation to help make the 2024 fireworks show bigger and better then ever!




WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2024 

5PM // Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).

5PM // Beer Garden (MN Traders) Located in South Trailside Park near the flags!

5PM // Bean Bag Toss Tournament Registration (South Trailside Park).
$20 per team, 2 players per team. Youth Bracket 8-14 years old. Adult Bracket 15+ years old. Cash prizes for 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in each bracket! Rules are TBD.

5PM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park).
Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House, & Kids Climb.

6PM // Bean Bag Toss Tournament (South Trailside Park).
Scoring- Each team is responsible for keeping track of their own score (honor system). First team to 21 advances (must win by 2 points, first team must be given the opportunity to finish playing, single elimination). Cornhole bags in-the-hole and bags in-the-count pitched by opponents during an inning (in singles play) or half of an inning (in doubles play) cancel each other out. Only non-canceled bags are counted in the score for the inning. Cornhole Bags In-The-Count: Bags in-the-count cancel each other. A bag in-the-count of one contestant shall cancel a bags in-the-count of the opponent and those bags shall not score any points. Any non cancelled bags in-the-count score 1 point each. Bag must fully be on the board in order to count as a point (unless bag has gone "in-the-hole"). Players may knock opponents bags off the board (either on purpose or by accident). Championship- Teams playing for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will be playing for cash prizes!

7:00- 7:30PM // Sign up for Loon Calling Contest (South Trailside Park near band).
Test your loon calling skills in the Loon Calling Contest. Age groups include: 12 &Under and 13 & Older. Trophies will be awarded to 1st place in both age groups!

7:30PM // *NEW* Loon Calling Contest

8:00PM // LIVE Music by the Hillbilly Rock Show
Band will start immediately following the Loon Calling Contest between 8:00-8:15PM.

DUSK // Fireworks by North Star Fireworks (Pequot Lakes High School practice field).
Best viewing locations: Trailside Parks, Pequot Lakes School and TDS parking lot.


THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2024 

7AM – 11AM // Pancake Breakfast (Pequot Lakes Fire Hall on Main Street).

9AM – 2PM // Craft Fair & Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).
Get a yummy bite to eat: fresh squeezed lemonade, mini donuts, french fries, cheese curds, corn dogs, kettle corn, cotton candy, and snow cones.

9AM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park).
Bungee Trampoline, Bounce House & Kids Climb, Water Wars.

9:30AM // Kiddie Parade - Sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes (Band Shelter, North Trailside Park).

10AM – 11:30AM // Parade Line Up (Pequot Lakes Middle School Parking Lot).

10AM // Pie Eating Contest (Band Shelter, North Trailside Park)

11AM // The Unicycling Unicorn Show (in front of MN Traders)

11AM – 4PM // Beer Garden (Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49).

12PM // Stars & Stripes Days Bobber Themed Parade!
Parade begins at west side of the Pequot Lakes School.  

Immediately following the Parade // The Unicycling Unicorn Show (in front of MN Traders)


Time


July 3rd: 5PM-10PM

July 4th: 7AM-2PM

Contact Information

Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Name: Nichole Heinen
Phone: (218) 568-8911
Email: nichole@pequotlakes.com
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