Fourth of July Festivities

 
Four mile running race and two mile run/walk to benefit the Marine on St. Croix Restoration Society. Held at Hay Lake School Lions Pavillion.
Races start at 9:15 am. Early bird registration through July 2.
 
Marine on St. Croix Annual Parade
Marine will host its traditional Fourth of July Parade. Come downtown and join in! Parade starts at noon.
Line up at Judd and Berkey Streets at 11 am.
 

 

What Happened to the Fireworks?

With costs for fireworks displays expected to double since the last time the City of Marine put on a 4th of July display, in late 2022 the Marine City Council opted to cut the event from its holiday event roster.

At the December 2022 Truth in Taxation meeting, Councilman Charlie Anderson reported that if the City were to keep the fireworks on July 3rd, it would cost roughly $16,000, twice as much as the City paid in 2019. And if the City were to move the fireworks to July 4th, the cost would be $20,000.

Councilwoman Gwen Roden added that the pyrotechnic company could not guarantee a July 4th show due to lack of staff and continued supply chain issues. Others cited the crowd of thousands as a potential public safety issue, and added that the clean up required after the event fell to volunteers and City staff.

Roden and other councilmembers pointed to the potential for other communitywide events such as a community picnic, games or live music.

Last updated 1/4/2024 9:31:33 AM