Freedom Fest schedule & parade lineup: Saturday, July 4

Published 5:00 am Saturday, July 4, 2015

July4ScheduleSaturday, July 4

—33rd annual Mini Piggy Fun Run, 10:45 a.m.

—Independence Day Parade, 11 a.m.

—Free slides and rides by Badly’s Games, other bandshell park activities continue after the parade.

—Ice cream social at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2-4 p.m. — free parking on July 3 and 4.

—Austin Fire Department water wars behind the bandshell on Ninth Place SW, 2-5 p.m.

—Bean bags tourney north of the bandshell, 1 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. playing time. $10 per person. Bring your own partner. Call Shelley for more details at 507-440-0961.

—Bingo, presented by the Mower County veterans, at the Bandshell Community Park pavilion, 2-8 p.m.


Bandshell stage entertainment, 1-10 p.m.:

•Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band

•Opening ceremony/flag raising, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

•LibertySeed Event, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

•Big Ben and the Brian’s, 3-4 p.m.

•Second Edition, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

•Full Circle, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

•Announcements/fireworks raffle drawings, 8-8:30 p.m.

•Austin Symphony Orchestra, 8:30-10 p.m.

•Fireworks, dusk


Kids activity tent at Bandshell Park

•Everything Hobby and Impact Martial Arts and Fitness, 2-4 p.m.

•Activities, like making bracelets or flags, 4-6 p.m.

•Making liberty hats, along with coloring and a few other activities, 6-8 p.m.



Freedom Fest parade lineup

The July 4 parade route will stick to its 2014 route. The parade will start at Austin Utilities, 400 Fourth St. NE, and it will move down Fourth Avenue Northeast before turning south onto Main Street North and running to Bandshell Community Park. The Mini Piggy Fun Run is at 10:45 a.m. on the parade route before the parage starts at 11 a.m.

•VFW Post & Auxiliary

•American Legion Post 91 – Austin

•American Legion Post 146-Adams


•Grand Marshals

•Boy Scouts

•Girl Scouts

•Austin High Cheerleaders

•Austin High School Marching Band

•Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

•American Legion Riders-Post 91

•Little Miss Sparkler

•Relay for Life

•Kwik Trip

•Bridget’s Dance Conservatory


•Gene’s Pedalists

•Austin Alumni Band

•St Mark’s Living


•Vision 2020

•Y-Waste Removal

•Tom’s Heating & A/C

•Gold Cross Ambulance Service

•Riverside Figure Skating Club

•United South Central

•Austin Jaycees


•Cedars of Austin The

•Hollandale Christian School

•Acclaim Studio of Dance

•Collision Specialists

•Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band

•Jane Taylor Academy of Dance

•Austin ArtWorks Festival

•Mayer Funeral Home

•Matchbox Children’s Theatre


•Cedar River Longbeards

•Austin Lions Go-Cart Unit

•Mower County Sheriff

•Hormel Institute-U of M


•Austin Youth Hockey

•Jay C Hormel Nature Center & Friends

•YMCA Gymnastics

•Viking Auto Glass & Bumper

•Albert Lea HS Marching Band

•Lyle Area Cancer

•Big Island Rendezvous and Festival

•Walz (Tim) for US Congress

•Pizza Ranch

•Sterling Beauty Salon

•Osman Dragon Patrol

•Austin Shrine Oriental Band

•Gold ‘n Plump

•Mower County Fair

•Pacelli Catholic Schools

•Farmers Market Place

•Austin Utilities

•Blooming Prairie “The Stix of Fury”

•Austin Ace Hardware

•Veterans Memorial Car Show

•300 M4 Hunger

•Knights of Columbus

•B&T Coaches LLC

•Austin FFA

•Alley Katz

•Mower County 4-H

•Mower County Mentoring Program

•Crane Community Chapel

•Home Federal Savings Bank

•H&R Block


•Power 96 & KQAQ 970 AM

•Sunny’s Limousine Service

•Rochester Merry Medics

•Moose Lodge No. 1180 –

•Austin Noon Kiwanis

•Lynch Livestock Inc.

•Stop bullying

•Thompson Sanitation Inc

•Austin Power & Sport


•N.A.P.D. Never Alone Principle Defenders

•Minnesota Corrugated Box

•Riverland Community College

•Impact Martial Arts & Fitness

•Austin Community Band

•International Paper

•Freeborn/Mower Cooperative Services

•Salvation Army

•Crabtree Lawn & Snow

•Brownsdale Fire Department