Three big days of activities in Blooming Prairie will help you celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the summer weather. The huge parade starts at 2:30 pm Monday, July 4. Fireworks at Victory Field will conclude the event at 10 pm.

The Blooming Prairie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present a special live performance just before the fireworks on Monday, July 4. "We are super excited to bring a special live music entertainer to the 4th of July festivities this year!! Be sure to join us by the beer gardens on 7/4 from 6:00 pm-9:30 pm!" the chamber proclaimed on their Facebook page.

"Travis Thamert, an up and coming Country Music artist, has been gaining more and more recognition in his music career! In 2020 he was nominated as a ‘Top New Artist' at the Midwest CMA’s. He also made it through key audition rounds on NBC’s, The Voice."

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Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Blooming Prairie schedule

Saturday, July 2 (10:30 am through 6:30 pm unless noted otherwise.)

  • Red, White, and Boom 5K at BP Nutrition, 8:30 am
  • volleyball tournament, Victory Field
  • Beer Garden
  • Bounce World Inflatables/kids activities, Victory Field
  • street dance featured Smokescreen, J & H Liquor, 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

Sunday, July 3 (10 am through 8 pm unless noted otherwise.)

  • antique tractor show, BP High School, 9 am to 4 pm
  • tractor pull, 10 am
  • Bounce World inflatables/Game-On video game trailer/kids activities
  • bean bag (cornhole) tournament, City Park, 12 pm
  • Beer Garden, 12 pm to 9 pm
  • music in the pavilion, City Park, 6 pm
  • teen dance, City Park, 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Monday, July 4

  • Lions Club breakfast, Prairie Manor, 8 am to 11:30 am
  • antique tractor show, City Park and Victory Field, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Fire Department open house, 9 am to 11 am
  • fine arts fair, City Park, 9 am to 6 pm
  • pony rides, Victory Field, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Bounce World Inflatable/video game trailer/kids activities
  • Beer Garden, 10 am to 8 pm
  • trolley rides, 10 am to 7 pm
  • parade, 2:30 pm to 4 pm
  • live music with Travis Thamert, City Park, 6 pm to 9:30 pm
  • fireworks, Victory Field, 10 pm

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