4th of July

Pop Rocks, the White Keys, the Johnny Holm Band, and DiamondBack are all scheduled to perform at the annual Fourth of July Celebration in Delano.

The 2017 celebration will take place Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4.

Friday’s events will include the crowning of the Delano Ambassadors at the Municipal Stadium grandstand, family stage entertainment, and live music by Pop Rocks.

Pop Rocks brings the best of today’s hottest top 40 hits, throwback hip-hop, pop country, party rock and timeless classics all mashed up and delivered in a party-zone format. The group is what you get when you combine the music of a DJ, the theatrics of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an arena rock extravaganza.

A dazzling laser light show is also set to take place Friday at the Municipal Baseball Park in Central Park at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday will bring with it the bean bag tournament, the fire department waterball tournament, the craft beer tasting, and a performance by the White Keys.

The White Keys have been rocking parties around the country since 2007. Using cover songs from the 1960s, 2000s, and everything in between, the energetic duo brings a unique live experience to this year’s Fourth of July Celebration.

Sunday will be family day, which will include the kiddie tractor pull, kiddie parade, family stage entertainment, and the sidewalk art contest. There will be no headline band Sunday night, and festivities are expected to shut down by 8 p.m.

Johnny Holm, known as the human jukebox, plays a wide variety of hit music from several genres and eras and will bring his highly-entertaining show back to Delano for the second year in a row the night of Tuesday, July 3.

The Fourth of July itself will bring the 5K race, parade, music under the tent in the afternoon, the return of the FarOut K9 Flying Disc Experience, and a performance by DiamondBack.

Central Minnesota has been home to DiamondBack since it’s inception in 1998. The band plays a great mix of the newest country heard on country radio, and of course a few classics and a little bit of rock. They are always learning new songs to keep their show fresh.

Delano’s spectacular fireworks show will close out the night, and the celebration.

Watch for additional Fourth of July details in the future.

For updates, visit www.delano4th.com.