Fourth of July Celebration

Delano's Fourth of July celebration is the oldest and largest Fourth of July celebration in Minnesota.  The celebration lasts at least four days and includes more than enough entertainment to satisfy every member of the family.  The fun begins days before the fourth, as area softball and baseball teams begin to duke it out in the annual tournament.  Next is the arrival of the carnival to Central Park.  Featuring rides, games and plenty of all-American snacks, including cheese curds and mini donuts, everyone is guaranteed to have fun during the carnival.  The culmination of the festival occurs on the Fourth.  It begins with a parade in the morning containing floats from local and area participants out to show off their patriotism.  After the parade, people head to the park to take in one of the live bands and save a spot for the evening's main event, one of the most stunning fireworks displays around.

For more information, or to help with the Fourth of July events, contact Jack Lynch, Chairperson of the Fourth of July Committee at 763 972-3112 or visit

To watch a video of the 2011 July 4th parade CLICK HERE.

Delano Fourth of July Committee, Inc.

The purpose of the Delano Fourth of July Committee, Inc. is to organize Minnesota's oldest and largest Fourth of July celebration.

There are six organizations involved in the committee; the Delano Athletic Club, Delano Lions, Delano Sportsman's Club, Delano Jaycees, Delano Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Delano American Legion.

The committee meets once a month for eight months of the year.  Special projects or events include food and drink at the celebration, baseball tournament, men's and women's softball tournament, queen coronation, bands for both young and old under the big top, kiddie parade, kid's tractor pull, carnival and huge fireworks.  For more information visit