Biwabik Celebrates 4th with Tradition

July 04, 2017 06:12 PM

It was a sea of red, white, and blue at the 4th of July parade in Biwabik.  It's a celebration with a long history of tradition.  

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Trumpets sounded and flags were flying for throughout the town for the parade.  

"Bikes, trikes, floats, wagons, doll buggies, pets," all a part of the parade, coordinator, Kim Berg, said.  "You name it it's in here."

Biwabik is a small town with over 100 years of patriotic tradition. 

"It brings lots of people into town, lots of kids as you can see filing around, and everyone's out to just have a great day," Berg said.  "Fireworks, fire truck rides, and parades and having a good time."

Some families come all the way from the Twin Cities.  

Catie Thoemke and her family come up to the cabin from Inver Grove Heights and have made it a yearly tradition to spend the holiday in the Biwabik parade. 

"Every year we participate in the parade," Thoemke said. "It's just something fun we like to do, decorate bikes."

Most importantly, they celebrate the people that serve the United States and give them the freedom to have parades like this.  

"I think it's really important to show pride for your country and take this time to thank our soldiers and everyone who's protecting us out there," Thoemke said.  

It's a tradition that's sure to continue with every 4th of July. 

"I've lived here my whole life," Berg said.  "I just love it and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that."


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