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Freedom Fest: Fourth of July schedule and parade lineup

The Freedom Fest parade is returning to Main Street. The parade will start at Eighth Avenue Northeast near Hormel Foods Corp.’s south corporate offices on Main Street and run south to Bandshell Park.

Fourth of July

•10:45 a.m. YMCA Annual Mini Piggy Fun Run at the Austin Utilities parking lot

•11 a.m. Independence Day Parade

•2 to 5 p.m. Area Fire Departments Water Wars, Ninth Place Southwest

•2 p.m. Beanbag Tournament north of Bandshell

Bandshell Park

Free rides and slides, Spam Tiny House, horse-drawn wagon rides, 13 food concessions, Jaycees Beer Garden, bingo, musicians, artisans, balloon art and magic by Jim Jayes.

•2-8 p.m. Mower County Veterans Bingo at the Veterans Pavilion

Live Stage Entertainment:

•12:30 p.m. Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band

•1-1:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony/Flag Raising

•1:15-1:45 p.m. Pillars of the City Unveiling

•2-2:15 p.m. Summerset Theatre

•2:30-3:30 p.m. Edition II

•3:45-4:30 p.m. Joshua Whalen

•4:45-5 p.m. Taylor Bliese and Paul Pruitt

•5-6 p.m. Austin Big Band

•6:30-8 p.m. Sena Ehrhardt and Cole Allen Acoustics

•8-8:30 p.m. Announcements/Drawings

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

•10 p.m. Giant Fireworks Display

Freedom Fest parade lineup

The 2017 Independence Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on July 4.

•Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1216 and Auxiliary

•American Legion Post 91

•Spam Post 570

•Disabled American Veterans Post 27

•American Legion Riders Post 91

•Boy Scouts of Austin

•Girl Scouts of Austin   

•River Rats Car Club

•Spam Museum

•Grand Marshal

•Relay for Life of Mower County

•Cedars of Austin

•Austin High School Alumni Band

•Little Miss Sparkler and Mr. Firecracker

•Buttons the Clown

•Games People Play

•Torge’s Live Sports Pub and Grill

•Casey’s General Store

•Martial Arts Fitness Center – Austin

•Knights of Columbus

•Eagles Car Show Winner(s)

•Austin High School Cheer

•Austin High School Marching Band

•Greenman HVAC

•Moose Lodge 1180

•Collision Specialists, Inc.

•Austin High School Skills USA

•Y Waste Removal, Inc.

•Gene’s Pedalists and Mower County Dairy Princesses

•Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

•Mower County Fair

•Power 96 and KQAQ 970 AM

•Austin Lions Go Cart Unit

•Mower County Sheriff’s Office

•APAC-PRC

•Kwik Trip

•Red Bike Program – Mary Nelson

•Jane Taylor Academy of Dance

•Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band

•The Village Cooperative of Austin

•African Asian Refugee Services Agency

•Gappa Automotive

•T ‘N G Plumbing

•Acclaim Dance Studio

•Great Clips

•Mower County Farmers Mutual

•Stix of Fury

•Austin Windshield Plus

•YMCA of Austin Gymnastics

•Kuehn Motor Company

•Summerset Theatre

•Culvers of Austin

•Bellisio Foods

•Mower County Historical Society

•Albert Lea Marching Tigers

•American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

•Austin Utilities

•Mayor – City of Austin 

•St. Olaf Lutheran Church

•Windom 4-H Club

•B&T Coaches LLC

•Home Solutions Midwest

•Shrine Oriental Band

•Rochester Dragon Patrol

•Thompson Sanitation

•Pizza Ranch

•St. Marks Living

•The Alley Katz Polka Band

•Miss Mantorville – Marigold Days

•Service Master by Rice

•Austin Youth Hockey

•Austin Bruins Jr. Hockey

•The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota

•Lyle Area Cancer

•Crabtree Lawn & Snow LLC

•Pizza Hut

•Rochester Merry Medics

•Hoot & Ole’s Tavern

•Midtown Towing

•Farmers Market Place, LLC

•Gold Cross Ambulance

•Pacelli Catholic Schools

•H&R Block

•Drum Addicts – Glenville-Emmons High School Drum-Line

•Mower County Breastfeeding Coalition

•KAUS

•SEMA

•MCB

•Darrick’s Preferred Auto, Inc.

•Hagedorn for Congress

•Austin Community Band

•Austin All-Star Baseball

•Hy-Vee

•Crane Chapel

•John Wayne Austinson for Congress

•Impact Martial Arts and Fitness

•Rose Creek Fire Department

•Mapleview Fire Department

•Brownsdale Fire Department

•Austin Fire Department