Can you believe the 4th of July is next week already? The summer is flying by so far! If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate the 4th with your family and friends, there’s no better place than the Lake Mille Lacs area!

Everyone knows the 4th of July in Minnesota is a time of fun, food, fireworks and lots of family time. The Lake Mille Lacs area offers a wide variety of lodging options whether you are looking to stay at a resort, hotel or even campground on your getaway to the area. Once you book your place to stay, it’s time to check out all the activities happening in the area over the 4th of July weekend.

If you’re coming to the area before the 4th, make sure to check out the Onamia Area Farmers Market to stock up on food for the weekend. Taking place at the Farm Market Café, this weekly event offers locally grown fresh foods and also handmade arts and crafts.

After stocking up on delicious items at the farmers market, head to the Third of July Celebration also in Onamia. This annual event features a street dance, raffle and an amazing fireworks show to end the evening.

The day of the 4th is the perfect time to spend the entire day out on Lake Mille Lacs fishing or just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine! The Mille Lacs area offers boat, jet ski and canoe rentals to make the most out of your day on the lake. If you would rather stay on land, the lake has many sandy beaches to relax with a drink in your hand.

After a long day in the sun, you are bound to be hungry! Stop by Fishermen’s Wharf Resort for all you can eat crab legs and then head to Mugg’s for some live music starting at 7 pm.

No 4th of July is complete without fireworks! The city of Garrison has an excellent fireworks show beginning at dusk at Garrison Bay that shouldn’t be missed!

Nothing’s better than a 4th of July spent in the Lake Mille Lacs area! Book your stay for the 4th of July weekend today!