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4th of July

The 4th of July is Mellen’s biggest celebration of the year!  Join us for all of the activities. Closer to the big day/weekend, the 4th of July Committee publishes a schedule of events so everyone can take advantage of the fun. The schedule can be found on this website, in the Mellen Weekly-Record (the local paper), and posted online and around the city. It is also the time of year for class reunions. In 2024, there are six:

Class of 1951 will hold its 73rd Class Reunion on July 4th. Class members should meet in front of the Mellen Ambulance Hall at 10:30 am. Friends of the Class of 1951 are also invited to join the class for this momentous occasion!

Class of 1964 will hold their 60th class reunion on Friday July 5th at 2:00 pm at the Mellen Golf Club. Questions? Contacts are: Cathy Landry 715-274-3034; Pat Kruzan 715-274-2957; Sharon Mackey 715-274-6685; or Phyl Lampson 939-9310.

Class of 1968 will hold an informal gathering on July 6th at the Veteran’s Memorial at the Mellen School at 5:00 pm. Bring a lawn chair along.

Class of 1969 will be getting together for their 55th class reunion on the afternoon of August 17th at Copper Ridge in Mellen. Any questions, please call 715-208-2653.

Class of 1974 will hold their 50th class reunion on Friday, July 5th at Northern Pines Resort. Tiki Bar at 2:00 pm. Please RSVP to Cheryl Schutte or Aleta Hill-Olson at, on the Facebook group, or Messenger Chat.

Class of 1984 will be having a 40th reunion on Friday, July 5th at Dusty’s Bar in Mellen at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

4th of July Schedule of Events for 2024:

Thursday, July 4th

8:00 am – 11:00 am Pancake Breakfast at Holy Rosary Church

8:30 am 2 Mile Bellringer Run/Walk (Registration opens at 7 am and closes at 8 am)

For Registration information check out Bellringer Run 4th of July Registration is on!

9:00 am Kiddie Parade at the Basketball Courts

9:00 am – ??? Made With Love food stand at Jasper Landry Square

10:00 am Kids Money Scramble at Gilman Park by the Mellen Rod & Gun Club

11:00 am Roly Poly Feed at the Mellen Fire Hall

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar at Dusty’s Saloon

12:00 noon Annual 4th of July Parade

After the parade Fire Truck Rides at the Fire Hall

2:00 pm Annual Baseball Game at Memorial Field

2:00 pm – Dusk Concession at Memorial Field

Dusk Fireworks, lit off at Water Tower Hill

Friday, July 5th

4:00 pm Asahi Exercise Demonstration at Gilman Park

5:00 pm Friends of the Library Summer Raffle–Drawing at Gilman Park

5:00 pm Frog Jumping Contest (50th Annual) at Gilman Park

6:00 pm Puttin’ on the Hits at Gilman Park

7:00 pm Live Music by Contradiction at Gilman Park

Saturday, July 6th

3:00 pm Cornhole Tournament at Gilman Park

4:00 pm Free Throw Contest at Gilman Park

5:00 pm Bingo in the Park at Gilman Park

7:00 – 10:00 pm Music in the Park Joyann Parker Band at Gilman Park

Schedule is subject to change at any time. For more information, contact 715-292-1509