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MSUM to host 42nd annual 4th of July event

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FARGO (WDAY-TV) – For the 42nd straight year, Minnesota State University Moorhead will celebrate July 4th with a community celebration.


This year, Nemzek Field will open up to the public on Independence Day at 6:30 p.m. for a full slate of free activities.

Free festivities include inflatable games, the decorated bicycle parade and musical performances by the Front Fenders and Lake Agassiz Concert Band.

There will also be concessions available for purchase.

The night caps off with a free fireworks show that will begin at dusk.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

MSUM Marketing and Communications executive director Dave Wahlberg said he expects the event will draw 8,000 people to campus.

"We call it an old fashioned 4th of July and that's exactly what it is,” said Wahlberg. “It's the kind of community celebration that- I grew up in a small town in Minnesota and we had something like this. Well, the scale here in Fargo-Moorhead is bigger so the celebration is perhaps a little bit bigger as well. But, it's the same sentiment. It's the opportunity to sit down with your neighbors and just enjoy a nice night out."