What's up for the Fourth? Fireworks, boat parade on the calendar

Published online: Jun 28, 2011 News Lori Carlson - www.plamerican.com
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Prior Lake has several Fourth of July activities to offer, including multiple fireworks shows, a concert, and a boat parade and competition.

Check out our listings of local Fourth celebrations here. For more information, visit www.priorlakeassociation.org, www.cityofpriorlake.com or www.shakopeedakota.org.


This popular event dates back to the early 1970s. Residents dress up in wild costumes and decorate their boats for the parade and a competition for prizes in three categories - pontoons, runabouts and personal watercraft.

The parade starts at 1 p.m. outside Captain Jack's, 3950 Green Heights Trail, on upper Prior Lake. Judges on the Charles Prior II pontoon will make their picks for prizes. After judging, the Charles Prior II and the Scott County Sheriff's Department will lead the boats on a parade past the Knotty Oar Marina and Watzl's Beach at Lakefront Park. Prizes must be picked up after the parade at the marina. The grand prize is a cruise on the Charles Prior II, donated by the marina.

Boaters can download registration forms at www.priorlakeassociation.org. Forms also are available at the marina, 15862 Eagle Creek Ave. All registrants must bring the forms to the marina to receive a parade number.


Fourth of July sky-watchers have several options for fireworks. They include:

Read more: Prior Lake - What's up for the Fourth Fireworks boat parade on the calendar 

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