July 4 Freedom Fest Schedule & Parade lineup

Published 5:00 am Monday, July 4, 2016

10:45 a.m. Mini Piggy Fun Run on the parade route

11 a.m. Parade from City Hall to Bandshell park

2-5 p.m. Area Fire Department Water Wars, 9th Place SW.

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2 p.m. Bags tourney north of Bandshell. Registration at 1 p.m., play starts at 2 p.m. $10 per person.

2-4 p.m. Free Ice cream social at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

2-8 p.m. Mower County Veterans Bingo at the Bandshell Community Park Pavilion.

Bandshell Park events

12:30 p.m. Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band

1 p.m. Opening ceremony and flag raising

1-9 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors in the park

1:30 p.m. Pillars of the Community unveiling

2:30-3:30 p.m. Cedar River Strings

4:30-5:30 p.m. The Ripdoozers

6:30-8 p.m. Denny and The D.C. Drifters Three Star Show

8 p.m. Announcements/Drawings

8:30 p.m. Austin Community Band

Dusk Fireworks

2016 Freedom Fest parade lineup

Grand marshal: Larry Dolphin Jay C. Hormel Nature Center dirctor/naturalist

Parade route: from the corner of Fourth Ave and Fourth Street Northeast (Austin City Hall). The parade will follow Fourth Avenue to Main Street, and then proceed south to Bandshell Park.

•Mini Piggy Fun run (at 10:45 a.m.)

•VFW Post & Auxiliary

•American Legion Post 91 – Austin

•American Legion Post 91 – Austin

•American Legion Post 146-Adams

•American Legion Post 146-Auxiliary


•American Legion Riders-Post 91

•Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts of Austin Area

•Girl Scouts

•Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

•River Rats Car Club

•Austin Alumni Band

•Grand Marshal

•Jay C Hormel Nature Center & Friends


•Austin Utilities

•Hollandale Christian School

•Sterling Beauty Salon

•Little Miss Sparkler

•Austin High Cheerleaders

•Austin High School Marching Band

•Cedars of Austin

•Summerset Theatre

•B&T Coaches LLC

•Mayo Clinic Health System-AL/AU

•Gene’s Pedalists

•US Bank

•St Mark’s Living

•Austin Shrine Oriental Band


•Kwik Trip

•Bridget’s Dance Conservatory

•Great Clips

•Spam Museum

•Miss Austin 2016

•Pacelli Catholic Schools

•Jane Taylor Academy of Dance

•Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band


•Cricket Wireless

•Riverside Figure Skating Club


•Knights of Columbus

•Impact Martial Arts & Fitness

•Austin Lions Go-Cart Unit

•Denny & DC Drifters

•Kuehn Motor Company

•City of Austin Mayor Tom Stiehm

•Enterprise 4-H Club

•Albert Lea HS Marching Band

•Austin Area Commission for the Arts


•H&R Block

•Y-Waste Removal

•Austin Bruins

•Austin Youth Hockey

•Hormel Institute-U of M

•Blooming Prairie “The Stix of Fury”

•Hoot & Ole’s Tavern

•Freeborn-Mower Cooperative

•D&G Ace Hardware

•Farmers Market Place

•Osman Dragon Patrol

•State Senator Dan Sparks

•Jeanne Poppe-House Representative

•Tim Walz

•Crane Community Chapel

•Gold Cross Ambulance Service

•Lyle Area Cancer

•Alley Katz

•Mower County GOP

•Mower County Fair


•Minnesota Corrugated Box

•Meyerhofer Crane & Rigging

•Relay for Life

•Windom 4-H

•Pizza Ranch

•Rochester Merry Medics

•Crabtree Lawn & Snow

•YMCA Gymnastics

•Salvation Army

•Thompson Sanitation Inc

•Austin Windshield Plus

•Power 96 & KQAQ 970 AM

•Rochester Cycle Patrol

•Mower County Sheriff

•Mower County Mentoring Program

•Mower County Historical Society

Simplified Technology Solutions

•Matchbox Children’s Theatre

•Vision 2020

•T’NG Plumbing LLC

•Austin Community Band


•Myrtle Fire Department

•Mapleview Fire Department

•Austin Fire Department