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Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes: Our Favorite Activities and Traditions

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

With the 4th of July just around the corner, we're excited to share some of our favorite activities and traditions in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes area. Whether you're a local resident or visiting for the holiday, these events will add a spark of excitement to your Independence Day celebration. Join us as we highlight our traditions and experiences that make this region the perfect place to commemorate America's birthday.


Live Music and Brews at Roundhouse Brewery:

  • Kick off the holiday weekend by heading down to Roundhouse Brewery, where you can enjoy great live music while savoring some delicious brews. Grab your friends, relax, and soak up the festive atmosphere. To check out their upcoming live music schedule, visit their website.

Nisswa Firecracker Run:

  • Start your Independence Day Weekend with a quick "run" around Downtown Nisswa, followed by complimentary beer and a crawfish boil. This energetic event, taking place on Saturday, July 1, 2023, promises to get your adrenaline pumping. To learn more about the Nisswa Firecracker Run, visit the event's website.

Roy Lake Boat Trip for Grandview Fireworks:

  • We take to the water and head to the end of Roy Lake for a spectacular view of the Grandview Fireworks. Set against the backdrop of the lake, this dazzling display on July 2, 2023, is part of the Party at the Pines event held at the Pines Driving Range. For more information on regarding the Party at the Pines, please visit their website. (Note: we enjoy watching the fireworks from the lake but the event is at The Pines)

Nisswa Freedom Days Celebration:

  • On July 3rd, immerse yourself in the lively Nisswa Freedom Days Celebration. This exciting day is brimming with activities, including live music, turtle races, a famous parade, and, of course, a breathtaking fireworks display. Don't miss out on one of the summer's most beloved events! For more details, visit the event link here.

Elvis Live Show and Fireworks at Zorbaz (4th of July):

  • Wrap up your Independence Day festivities at Zorbaz, where you can enjoy the electrifying Elvis Live show and a dazzling fireworks display. It's a perfect way to end the celebrations with a bang! Find out more about this unforgettable experience on their website.


These are just a few highlights of the incredible events and activities taking place in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes area during the Independence Day celebrations. For a comprehensive list of all the exciting happenings in the region, please refer to our Weekend Roll Call. Get ready to create lasting memories as you soak up the patriotic spirit and revel in the festivities of this special holiday. Happy 4th of July!

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