TOWER- Tower-Soudan will not have a parade this year, but they will have a professionally-run fireworks show by Pyrotechnics Display of Minneapolis.The Fourth of July show will start at 10 p.m. …
TOWER- Tower-Soudan will not have a parade this year, but they will have a professionally-run fireworks show by Pyrotechnics Display of Minneapolis.
The Fourth of July show will start at 10 p.m. sharp, with fireworks shot off the hill north of Tower.
“They’ve already been up to check out the site,” said Tower-Soudan Lake Vermilion Events Board member Tim Tomsich. The company brings their own crew and will not need an on-site fire truck or ambulance, but they may request that the fire department wet down the site the day before, if it gets any drier, Tomsich said.
The show will start with a big bang and continue for approximately 20 minutes, ending with a grand finale.
The fireworks are visible from many spots in Tower and Soudan, and even out on the lake.
Good Ol’ Days on Tower’s Main Street will have fire dancers, a Fourth of July tradition, performing as soon as it starts to get dark. They are also hoping to have live music outdoors and trying to arrange karaoke. Food and drinks will be available outdoors, under a tent, at Good Ol’ Days on July 4.
The Events Board will be setting up their red, white, and blue booth at Zup’s in Tower on Friday, June 26, and will be handing out free flags. Any extra flags will be given to Main Street businesses to hand out the following week.
Vermilion 10K Run
There will be no formal race this year but the 10K loop route will be marked July 3 through July 5. The starting line will be marked in front of the Tower Fire Department with a map of the route. Directional markers and mile markers will be on the route. Runners should be aware that there will be no one at road crossings and there will be no water stations. Anyone wishing to run a 5K can start at the finish line (on the bike trail at end of Main St., behind Vermilion Land Office), run 2.5K on the route, then turn around to finish. The finish line will be marked with a spot to take a photo, which can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your race time.