Rochester Celebrates the Fourth of July
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester’s Fourth of July festivities will kick-off Monday morning with the annual Jaycee’s Fourth of July Kids Parade.
The colorful procession of bikes, wagons, scooters, wheelchairs and kids on foot with patriotic decorations and clothing will begin at Christ United Methodist Church in downtown Rochester and will first head south on 4th Avenue Southwest before turning east on 7th Street and ending at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial. Registration at the church opened that 9 AM with the parade starting at 10 AM.
The annual SkiDox July 4th Water Ski Show is scheduled to take place on Lake Zumbro at Fisherman Inn starting at 1 PM.
Rochester’s Salute to the Fourth is scheduled to begin at 3 PM at Silver Lake Park. 7th Street Northeast in the area of the park will be closed to make room for a car andr motorcycle show, a skateboard and BMX bike contest and a kids boot camp. The free event will also include a food truck festival and live music performances.
The community’s celebration Independence Day will be wrapped up by the annual fireworks show at Silver Lake Park beginning around 10 PM. A free performance by the Rochester Concert Band will precede the fireworks and will start at 8:30 To kick off the popular Down by the Riverside Summer Concert Series.