Fourth of July

People pack the lawn at The Lights on the 4th of July

The Lights in West Fargo draws dozens for a community picnic and screening of the movie Sing two.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)-Families have the opportunity to gather on the turf at the Lights for some games, there was also a splash pad to help keep everyone cool under the sun, and arts and crafts. People brought blankets and snacks as well to give it a real picnic feel on this fourth. “Helping families enjoy our community, gathering together,…

Bonanzaville Hosts Independence Day Celebration

Bonanzaville welcomes the community home to revisit its roots at its annual Independence Day event.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- This year’s theme is a “Carnival”. Organizers say they switched things up this year and added more flare for the carnival theme. “We have about nine different games and bouncy type toys for the kids, we’ve got bingo, we’ve got pony rides, we’ve got a small train running through the village,” said Katie Leier, Fargo. For…

Local Bar between lakes serves as hot spot for locals and tourists

Lake Park Minnesota is one spot people enjoy traveling to for the holiday weekend.

LAKE PARK, Minn. (KVRR) — People are out soaking up the sun and sailing on lakes to celebrate our nations independence. People that live there say this time of year always brings a lot of traffic. “Oh Fourth of July is crazy, it’s been like really awesome and fun, definitely a good time,” said Chandler Burnside, Barnesville. “We’re just hanging…

Chalk Fest brings people out to celebrate

If you're spending the holiday in the Fargo-Moorhead area we have some tips on events going on you can attend and celebrate.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — People are celebrating the holiday weekend in many ways, some are out of town, but if you are in the Fargo Moorhead area, events like the Chalk Walk are happening People flocked to downtown for the final Chalk Fest of the season, there was also some rock painting going on with Fargo Moorhead Rocks. “I’m always…

Fireworks are being snatched off the shelves

Food, family and fun on the water are all associated with the celebration of America's independence.

HORACE, N.D. (KVRR)- Fireworks have become a staple in Fourth of July celebrations. Stores are swarmed with customers buying bundles of fireworks to light up the skies. Some of the most popular at Starr Fireworks are Happy Family fireworks. Workers say there is a lot of color packed in them to light up the skies. “We’ve seen lots of sales….

Messiah Lutheran Church raises $6,100 for Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local church is helping honor military veterans in our community. After a successful Fourth of July event held at Messiah Lutheran Church that helped raise funds in support of veterans, they are now providing even more support for the Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota. A check presentation of around $6,100 is benefiting…

Firefighters have a busy Fourth of July

"Everything kind of hit all at once. We had trucks crisscrossing each other throughout the city."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo and West Fargo firefighters respond to more than 25 calls of fires over the Fourth of July holiday. “We had 15 calls for actual fires where there was some flame present which is well above normal,” Fargo Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin said. “We had somewhere about 13 calls for the day. Everything kind…

Africa International Restaurant & Nightclub’s liquor license suspended

We don't have a liquor license at that point it's suspended so I'm not sure if we're going to be open."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local business is no longer able to serve alcohol after Fargo City Commissioners vote to temporarily suspend its liquor license. “I move that the commission find cause to immediately suspend the liquor license of International African restaurant LLC,” Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said. In a special commission meeting, Fargo City Commissioners vote unanimously to…

Protect runaway pets on Independence Day

"Fireworks are scary so turn on a radio or TV something to drown out the sound."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local animal shelter is reminding people of pet safety when out celebrating this holiday weekend. People with a local shelter say Independence Day celebrations are the leading cause for family pets to go missing or end up at the local pound. One way to ensure your furry friends are safe is to have a pet…

Many are expected to travel for 4th of July

"It'll be a busy holiday period so expect to see a number of people no matter where you're traveling."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With the Fourth of July holiday landing on a weekend many people are looking to celebrate out of town. “We expect a busy weekend as people start to return to travel. We’re expecting about 48 million Americans to travel this holiday period which is an increase of 40 percent from last year,” AAA Director of Public…