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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 two:

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 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.

4th of July Schedule of Events for 2024:

Thursday, July 4th

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

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

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

Dusk Fireworks, lit off at Water Tower Hill

Friday, July 5th

4:00 pm Asahi Exercise Demonstration at Gilman Park

<time> Friends of the Library Summer Raffle at Gilman Park

5:00 pm Frog Jumping Contest 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