Baudette’s Sensational July 4th Celebration and LOW County Fair is ON!!
July 4th, Baudette’s Celebration, has been a feature of renown throughout Minnesota. It brags, and rightfully, so of the finest fireworks presentation of the whole state. This small locality of just over 1,000 people has weathered every type of storm this past season as COVID-19 came on the scene. As with most of the state, restaurants, businesses and especially resorts have pressed on with great endurance to stay open and keep the business expectations alive. Lake of the Woods County is the home of more than 50 resorts and they continue to work diligently to provide a great experience for families to come and enjoy the northland.
Baudette’s July 4th Celebration was canceled at first but a sincere group of residents pressed forward on keeping the famous fireworks presentation alive. There will not be a parade this year as traditionally happens, however, other events have been planned.
On Friday July 3, there will be a Fish Fry sponsored by the LOW Women of Today. It will be held at the Baudette Moose Lodge from 5:30-7:30 and a suggested donation of $15.00 will include walleye with potatoes, buns, beans and dessert. All orders will be served in to-go containers and seating will be outdoors, weather permitting and Covid-19 precautions in place.
Baudette’s July 4th Celebration also includes a dedication of the new Veterans Memorial located at Timbermill Park on Hwy 11 East of town. At 2:00 p.m., July 4th the United States Flag will be raised at Willie Walleye Park by the Baudette Ceremonial Squad and then they will march to the park.
A great many people put a lot of hard work on raising funds to create this marvelous display. The display has granite monuments commemorating each branch of the United States Military, a donor wall, flag poles and paver bricks that honor or memorialize area service men and women and even the centerpiece of the memorial, a large statue, have been set in place. The dedication will take place at 4 p.m. on Independence Day and will include the raising of the United States flag, a 21-gun salute by the Baudette Ceremonial Squad, a short speech and the unveiling of the centerpiece statue. The public is encouraged to attend this fine event.
Now for the good news. Baudette’s July 4th Most Spectacular Fireworks Display of Northern Minnesota will take place over the Baudette Bay at Willie Walleye Park!!! The display will start at approximately 10:15. If you haven’t had the opportunity to sit on the hill and view this display, you really have missed a great opportunity. It’s the place to be because the setting over the water with the lights above are enough to draw great cheers from the onlookers. Contact: www.baudettelwcchamber.com for schedules.
LOW County Fair plans to proceed this summer a well. With many county fairs being cancelled, LOW County is proud to offer great entertainment from Wednesday, July 17-19. This year’s fair will look a bit different than other years. There will not be displays or a carnival but there will be food and merchandise vendors, and free stage entertainment spread out over the midway area. There are three grandstand events still on the schedule The Big Air ATV Show is schedule for 7 p.m. on Friday, July 17. The Oval Car Races are set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th and the Demolition Derby at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 18th. All COVIC -19 precautions will be in place. For more information contact: https://www.facebook.com/lowcountyfair/
For all other information on Lake of the Woods and lodging contact: www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com/lodging.