Fourth of July celebrations

flag 1WEBMarine on the St. Croix – Fireworks and parade

The Marine on the St. Croix annual fireworks display will take place on July 3 at 10 p.m. at the Marine on St. Croix Village Hall. The annual parade will take place at noon on July 4.

Hudson – Fireworks

The annual Hudson Booster Days takes place July 3-6 and will feature a July 5 parade at 11 a.m. on Second Street, Hudson, and fireworks at dusk over the St. Croix River.

Osceola – Fireworks train

The Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway is running a special trip July 3 from its station in Osceola, Wis. to Marine on St. Croix where riders will watch the town’s popular fireworks display before riding the rails back. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids, or $30 for a family of four. For more information call 715-755-3300

Stillwater – Fireworks

Stillwater’s Lowell Park will be the site of one of the St. Croix Valley’s largest fireworks displays on July 4. A concert performed by the St. Croix Jazz Orchestra will take place 7-9 p.m. at Pioneer Park. At 10 p.m. the fireworks will begin and will be backed by a musical soundtrack played on KBBL (1200AM) Due to flooding, the parking lot next to Lowell Park will be used for fireworks spectators instead of car parking.

Lake Elmo – 26th Annual 4th of July Kids Parade

Decorate your tricycle, bike, wagon or stroller, and join in the 26th annual 4th of July Kids Parade through downtown Lake Elmo. The parade starts at noon; participants should line up no later than 11:50 p.m. south of 32nd Street, facing north. The parade ends in Loions Park, where the Lake Elmo Rotary will be serving complimentary ice cream sundaes. For more information, contact Steve Johnson at 612-670-4243.

Afton – Parade

The annual Afton Fourth of July parade will run through downtown Afton starting at noon. There will be activities and food in Town Square Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.