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4th of July 2023 festivities

Independence Day is almost upon us, and the celebration will last all weekend long through Tuesday in New Rockford and Sheyenne!

The festivities get underway with the Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 1. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. outside the Transcript office.

Other Saturday events include the Big Cup Golf Tournament, Autocross on Dirt, and a street dance outside Buck-It's Bar featuring "The Kissing Company."

Sunday's events kick off with the Sheyenne Stampede at Hendrickson Park just west of Sheyenne, and don't forget to cheer on your duck at the Lion's Lucky Duck Race at the New Rockford Swimming Pool.

There will also be another street dance Sunday night outside the New Rockford Eagles Club, featuring "32 Below."

On Tuesday, July 4, the New Rockford and Sheyenne parades will begin at their usual times of 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively. The annual BBQ meals at the Eagles Club in New Rockford and Ostby Hall in Sheyenne will follow.

Parade entries are welcome for both parades. To get on the list for New Rockford, call Bakers Dozen (701-947-2359). To enter the Sheyenne parade call Warren Implement. (701-996-2121).

Swimming pool games will take place throughout Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, and of course, a beautiful fireworks display will light up the sky that night.

See below for the full schedule!

Saturday, July 1

7 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Flair Boutique open, downtown

8 a.m. – Freedom 5K Run/Walk, downtown New Rockford, registration 7 a.m.

11 a.m. – Big Cup Golf Tournament (2-Person Scramble), registration 10 a.m.

1 p.m. – Autocross on Dirt, 1/4 mile west of Hwy. 281 on 17th St NE, New Rockford

12:30 – 6 p.m. – New Rockford Swimming Pool open

5-7 p.m. – Lions Club Brisket Supper, Centennial Park Gazebo (Proceeds to Rockford Theatre)

9 p.m. – Street Dance featuring "Kissing Company," Buck-It's Bar

Sunday, July 2

9 a.m. – Sheyenne Stampede NDRA Rodeo Slack, Hendrickson Park

10:30 a.m. – Sheyenne Community Worship/Potluck at Warsing Dam (Grace Lutheran if rain)

12:30 – 5 p.m. – New Rockford Swimming Pool open

3 p.m. – Sheyenne Stampede NDRA Rodeo, Hendrickson Park

5:30 p.m. – Lions Lucky Duck Race, New Rockford Swimming Pool

10 p.m. – 1 a.m. – Street Dance featuring "32 Below," New Rockford Eagles Club

Monday, July 3

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Central Pharmacy open– 30% off all gifts

12:30 – 4:50 p.m. – New Rockford Swimming Pool open

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – New Rockford Swimming Pool open

Tuesday, July 4

9 a.m. – close – Bloody Mary Bar - Buck-it's Bar

9 a.m. - 11 a.m – Flair Boutique & Coffee Shop open

10 a.m. – New Rockford Parade

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. – New Rockford Eagles lunch

11:30 a.m. – Sheyenne Parade

12:30 p.m. – Open Pit BBQ, Ostby Hall, Sheyenne

12:30 - 5 p.m. – Swimming Pool games, New Rockford

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Log Cabin Museum and Sheyenne Senior Center open, Sheyenne

Dusk – Fireworks Display, New Rockford

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