Plenty to do on Fourth weekendFourth of July fireworks are planned in Silver Bay and Two Harbors Sunday. Expects the crack and booms to begin around 10 p.m.
Fourth of July fireworks are planned in Silver Bay and Two Harbors Sunday. Expects the crack and booms to begin around 10 p.m.
This year’s display in Silver Bay will cost the city $1,300 with an additional $1,000 coming in from other organizations, city administrator Lana Fralich said. Last year – the first year the city sought donations – it received $600. Among the funders this year are Beaver Bay and Crystal Bay townships.
The fireworks in Silver Bay are launched by the street department building near downtown. Organizers suggest parking in the shopping center parking lot to watch or walk down to that location with a lawn chair.
The Two Harbors fireworks will cost $4,200 this year, similar to what they’ve cost in the past. The city is also open to donations, but rarely receives them, said Patty Nordean, the city’s administrative secretary. The fireworks are shot off along the shoreline by the boat launch in Agate Bay.
If you are looking for a different view of the fireworks in Two Harbors, you might want to charter a boat out of the Knife River Marina. One company, Amicus Adventure Sailing, has slots available for the weekend including a cruise from Knife River to Two Harbors in time for the fireworks Sunday night. Call (218) 290-5975 for more information.
- Weekend-long nature presentations are taking place at state parks along the North Shore and begin Friday. For details visit www. dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/index.html
- Singer-songwriter Charlie McGuire offers songs of Minnesota from his career as official “Singing Ranger” of the National Park Service at Split Rock State Park at 7:45 p.m.
- Brimson Market, 9 a.m.-noon, Brimson Fire Hall. More, call Diane at (218) 848-2894.
- Kids races at 10 a.m., Two Harbors arena baseball field.
- Socially Active Seniors ice cream and pie social, 5 p.m., Two Harbors Community Center.
- Two Harbors City Band Fourth of July concert, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Owens Park.