4th in the Park

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4th in the Park

July 4 @ 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

It’s almost that special time of year again, where you pull out your flag, grab your lawn chair and put on your red, white and blue…because the annual 4th in the Park parade and picnic are almost here! This year, we’re excited to celebrate the 77th anniversary of 4th in the Park as well as the 50th anniversary of the running races! We’ll be continuing with some recent additions to the celebration including several food truck options and the kid’s zone on the south end of the park which will include ponies, a gaga ball pit, an inflatable obstacle course, and races! For a second year, live music at the bandstand will last until 6pm to help soundtrack your day with some fantastic local bands. The full schedule of events is below but here are a few highlights of the day:
  • Fun run: Start your day with a 2 or 4 mile race in the neighborhood at 8:30 a.m. Register ahead of time!
  • Parade: At 11 a.m., the eclectic and vibrant parade winds its way down Como Avenue, starting from Luther Place. Community and reunion groups, nonprofits and neighbors are encouraged to enter and gather at Luther Place and Grantham Street. Kids can ride their brightly decorated bikes, trikes or wagons as part of the parade finale; participants gather at 10:30 a.m. at Ned’s Park Service, 2277 Como Avenue. Also, at Ned’s, get your free flag and custom-designed 4th in the Park shirt, while supplies last!
  • Park activities: The parade ends in Langford Park, where speeches, pony rides, volleyball, horseshoes, and pickleball tournaments await. Or just relax with your family and friends over a picnic and enjoy fantastic music by several local bands until 6pm.
  • Food Trucks: The Saint Anthony Park Booster Club will be coordinating several food truck options which will be stationed around the southeast side of the park.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE 77TH ANNUAL 4TH IN THE PARK:  8 a.m.    LANGFORD PARK RUNNING RACES
  • Register online for the 2 or 4 mile race before the 4th at:  tinyurl.com/4thRaces2024. No registration day of the race. Races start at 8:30. $10 registration fee.
10:30 a.m.   GRAND PARADE ASSEMBLY
  • Children’s bikes, trikes, wagons, etc. assemble at Ned’s Park Service. Bands, vehicles and marching units assemble at Luther Place.
 11 a.m.    GRAND PARADE BEGINS
  • Proceeding from Luther Place, down Como Avenue to Langford Park via Knapp Avenue. Parade includes color guard, neighborhood units, bands, floats, mascots, music, and much more!
 12 p.m. BANDSTAND PROGRAM
  • Following the parade, a program including the Spirit in the Park award winner will take place at the bandstand in Langford Park.
              FOOD TRUCKS OPEN
  • Hungry? Eat from a variety of food trucks lined up along Langford Park East.
             HORSESHOES, VOLLEYBALL & PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENTS
  • Registration and check-in is from 12pm to 12:45pm. Tournaments begin sharply at 1 p.m.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  PONY RIDES & KID’S ACTIVITIES
  • All kid’s activities are on the south end of the park behind the recreation center. Kids can go for a pony ride, play in the gaga ball pit or take a turn on the inflatable obstacle course!
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  RACES & CONTESTS
  • Family fun events for kids of all ages!
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.          LIVE MUSIC AT THE BANDSTAND
  • 1pm-2pm: Pig’s Eye Jass Band
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm: Ticket to Brasil Quartet
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: The Foxgloves
  • 4:45pm-6pm: Light of the Moon Trio

Details

Date:
July 4
Time:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.4thinthepark.org/

Organizer

4th in the Park Committee
Email
4thinthepark@gmail.com
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30 Langford Park, Minnesota 55108 United States + Google Map
(651) 298-5765
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