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Fireworks - Parade - Family Day- Carnival-

Food Vendors - Live Music- Beer Garden & More


Let's Celebrate!

Shell Rock is known for its annual Fourth of July Celebration, which includes a parade and a spectacular fireworks display. 

Watch the Kiddie Parade, shop at City Wide Garage Sales, listen to live music and enjoy a family fun-filled day at Sunday in the Park. 


2008 Schedule of Events:

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

5:00pm- Midnight: Carnival

6:00pm: Municipal Band of Waverly & Shell Rock

6:30pm: Kiddie Parade

7:00pm: Introduction of 2007 Shell Rock Royalty 

4:00pm – Midnight: Beer Garden

8:00pm- 11:00pm: Main Stage Live Music: The Chocolate Crackers


Thursday, July 3, 2008

10:00am-3:30pm: Pre-Register for McCague Park Tournaments at City Hall

1:00pm- Midnight: Carnival (5:00pm - Midnight is Wristband Night)

4:00pm- Midnight: Beer Garden

4:00pm- 7:00pm: Beer Tent Live Music: Joe Dennis(Old Country)

5:00pm-8:00pm: United Methodist Church “Food Mill”

8:00pm- Midnight: Main Stage Live Music:  WiLdCaRd

**Food Vendors throughout day

Friday, July 4, 2008

8:00am - 2:00pm: Faith Lutheran Church Flea Market in Fellowship Hall

10:00am: Parade

Starting after parade - Midnight: Beer Garden

Starting after parade:  United Methodist Church "Food Mill"

Starting after parade: COW Chip Bingo 

1:00pm: Kiddie Pedal Pull

1:00pm- Midnight: Carnival

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Tours of Shell Rock Museum (127 E. Adair Street)

2:00pm: Water Ball Event

4:00pm: Show & Shine at the Shell Rock Care Center (no cruise)

4:00pm- Midnight: Beer Garden

6:00pm-10:00pm: popcorn and pop for sale at the Museum house (127 E. Adair)

8:00pm- Midnight: Main Stage Live Music  The Snozzberries

8:30pm -10:00pm: Purchase GLO necklaces from the PTO

10:00pm: Fireworks

**Food Vendors throughout day

Saturday, July 5, 2008

11:15am: Slow Pitch Softball Tournament  

8:00am - 2:00pm: City Wide Garage Sales (View Listing)  (City Map)

10:00am:Levi’s Ride” on Shell Rock Bike Trail

10:00am – 4:00pm: Tours of Shell Rock Museum (127 E. Adair Street)

1:00pm- Midnight: Carnival

4:00pm- Midnight: Beer Garden

8:00pm- Midnight: Main Stage Live Music  Dee Jay & the Runaways

**Food Vendors throughout day

Sunday, July 6, 2008 is Sunday in the Park!

6:00am: 5K Run/Walk

9:00am – 10:00am: Flag Burning Ceremony

10:00am – 11:15am: Worship Service in the Park

11:15am- 12:45pm: Petting Zoo

12:00pm: Pie Judging Contest

12:00pm – 3:00pm: Balloon Artist- Darrel Anderson

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Toilet Bowl Races

1:30pm-  3:00pm: Sugar Daddy’s Jazz Band

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Hay Bale Treasure Hunt

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Pet Show

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Children’s Tug-of-War

Experience Shell Rock’s newest athletic facilities at Shell Rock’s McCague Park!  FREE events for ages 16 and over are to be non-competitive and for FUN only!  You can sign up as a team or as an individual and be placed on a team, as long as there are openings.

Pre-register Thursday July 3 from 9:00am-3:30pm at City Hall or 9-11am on Saturday or Sunday at McCague Park 

Slow Pitch Softball Tournament (11:15am Saturday only)

Sand Volleyball (1:00pm Sunday only)

Tennis (1:00pm Sunday only)

Tug-of-War (1:30pm Sunday only)

Basketball (2:45pm Sunday only)


Sunday in the Park Food Vendors:


Pies in the Park

Concession Stand

FREE Watermelon Feed

Indian Fry Bread, Mini-Donuts, Indian Tacos, and Pop

Maid Rite Meal:11:30am- 2:30pm


Events are subject to change with or without notice.

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Fourth of July!


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