For the folks out there who LOVE to browse and shop at flea markets, Marquette is the place for you this 4th of July! The Flea Market runs from July 4th through the 7th and is located under the bridge. Come to experience a shopper’s paradise strolling through arts, crafts, antiques, and more…
On Saturday, July 6th, Marquette will be hoppin’ with many family-fun activities. First off, there will be a birthday celebration to honor Clayton County's last Native American, Emma Big Bear. Come to learn more about some of Iowa's history. On display will be her unique and one-of-a-kind baskets from 11 am to 3 pm.
Second, who doesn’t like seeing colorful floats, goofy clowns, and marching bands? You better be prepared to catch some candy when the parade starts at 1 pm. Watch as folks stand proudly when the American flag comes by. Tractor collectors show their pride with red and green tractors all decked out, and the parade is the perfect time to admire the men and women who serve or served this nation as the American Legion proudly marches caring our countries flag.
And last, but certainly not least, get reade to see (and hear) the local fire departments, ambulances, and police departments drive by with red and blue lights flashing as the sirens blare.
At dusk, the loud BOOM of bright fireworks begin. What better way to watch colorful fireworks go off one-by-one than over the mighty Mississippi River? What a good time you will have this 4th of July week!
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for with breathtaking show of colors in the night sky to celebrate our nation’s independence. We can't wait to see you there!
Image credit: Darla Kelchen CCDG