2023 Stars & Stripes Days

Monday, July 3, 2023 5:00 PM - Tuesday, July 4, 2023 3:00 PM (CDT)


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.

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 ($75 value!). Deadline to sign up is June 15th, 2023. 

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 members is $75, non-members $150. Registration deadline is June 1st, 2023.

Enter the Parade
Sign up to be in the Stars & Stripes Days Parade on Tuesday, July 4th! We need the support of the Pequot Lakes community to make the event bigger and better in 2023. 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! Chamber members and non-profit organizations can be in the parade for FREE! Cost for non-members and political groups is $100. 

Donate to the Fireworks Show
Let's celebrate Stars & Stripes Days with a spectacular fireworks show on July 3rd, 2023! 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 2023 fireworks show bigger and better then ever!

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2023 

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

5PM // Beer Garden (MN Traders) Located on Main Street in front of 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!

7:30PM // LIVE Music by The Rusty Crayfish Band (Sponsored by TDS Telecom)

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

TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2023 

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, snow cones, caramel apples & hot dogs.

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

9:30AM // Kiddie Parade (Band Shelter, North Trailside Park).

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

10:30AM // Pie Eating Contest (In front of the Chamber Building).
$5 per person. Cash Prize for winners!

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

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

Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 United States
Event Contact
Nichole Heinen
(218) 568-8911
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Monday, July 3, 2023 5:00 PM - Tuesday, July 4, 2023 3:00 PM (CDT)
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