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Lots going on in DL: Fireworks, live music over the weekend

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There is a lot to do in Detroit Lakes this Independence Day weekend.

The city fireworks display on Little Detroit Lake will start around dusk on the Fourth of July. City Beach is prime viewing for visitors.

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Streets will be closed down for pedestrian traffic.

If weather cooperates, the show is expected to draw thousands of people to the beach area.

The fireworks show starts around dusk, which this time of year is around 10 p.m., but in the event of inclement weather, that show time could be pushed up.

With Independence Day falling on a Friday this year, area businesses are bracing for a big weekend.

Live music will be floating through the air all holiday weekend, as area restaurants and hotels are ready to set the festive ambiance.

Zorbaz will be hosting live music throughout the day on July 4.

The Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill will be hosting the band Slamabama Thursday evening at 9 p.m., Tripwire on Friday the Fourth of July beginning at 9 p.m and the band 8th Hour beginning the 9th hour of Saturday evening.

The Shady Hollow Flea Market, Artesian Fair and Farmer’s Market ends up being a busy spot for bargain shoppers in the market for old treasures.

Located south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, the large market hosts dozens of booths, including antiques, collectibles and food booths.

Shady Hollow is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

The Lakes Area Farmer’s Market will also be set up in People’s Park across from the fairgrounds in Detroit Lakes on Saturday, July 5.

Here, people can pick up fresh produce and handmade items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The sixth annual Shakespeare in the Park will be performing a show at City Park near the Pavilion called “Titus Andronicus.” The free-will offering show goes from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday this week.

Family-friendly events are also being sprinkled throughout the weekend, including an outdoor church service and free picnic in the Detroit Lakes City Park Sunday morning, put on by Community Alliance Church.

The event is free and open to the public.

The service starts at 10:30 a.m.; participants are being asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

Both Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and Itasca State Park are also hosting a variety of family-friendly activities.

Visit their websites at dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/itasca and fws.gov/refuge/tamarac for more on that.

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