Ham Lake Freedom Festival

Signature Event

June 29, 2024 Ham Lake Lions Park

Celebrate freedom on the Saturday before the 4th in Ham Lake Lions Park at the Freedom Festival! Enjoy live music,  Bingo presented by Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Vendor and Craft Fair, Kiddie Tractor Pull presented by Ham Lake Lions, plenty of food and drink, plus fireworks, of course!

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Details subject to change as the event shapes up

3:00pm – Flag raising ceremony at the flagpole by the concession building.

3-10pm – Food, Desserts and Beverages available from our vendors

3-9pm – Business Expo and Artisan Craft Market (list of participating vendors and registration info below)

3-9pm – Many FREE Activities for Kids (and Adults)!

  • Firetruck, and Police Vehicles on Display
  • Inflatable Slide, Challenge Course and Leap Challenge by Magic Bounce.
  • Kids Obstacle course and Gymnastic Demonstrations by Jam Hops. Great for young children!
  • Archery Booth with Safe Foam Tipped Arrows for all ages! Provided by BSA Troops 3509/5509 out of Ham Lake
  • KidSight Eye Screening will be provided by the Ham Lake Lions Club. Have your child’s eyesight screened on the spot! If the camera detects a potential issue with the child’s eye health, we print out the results and provide the family with a referral to see an eye care provider. For more information on this program see www.lionskidsightusa.org
  • Festive glowsticks, light up spinners and fiber optic wands available at the Ham Lake Lions Club booth for purchase.
  • Airbrush tattoos and glitter tattoos available for a small price
    • Color Me Impressed – temporary airbrush tattoos and glitter tattoos

3-6pm – Bingo and Pull Tabs presented by Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (lic. #02948)

4:00pm – Kiddie Tractor Pull Located on the basketball court. Pedal tractors and prizes Sponsored by the Ham Lake Lions Club with the help of our local BSA Troop.

4:30pm – 2nd Annual Freedom 0.5K Fun Run!! Yes, you read that right! No need to worry about being a professional runner for this one… It’s only 0.5K! Anything else would be too far. After all, we don’t want to overdo it! Registration is open to youth and adults and includes a treat to reward your hard efforts at the end! Register by June 9th if you desire a tee shirt at this link!

5:00pm – Hot Dog Eating Contest!! Ham Lake Lions club is hosting a hot dog eating contest with a fun prize for the winner! No cost to participate but advance registration is required so we have enough hot dogs ready 🙂 If you wish to participate, sign up by June 17 at this link.

6:00pm – 500 Free pulled pork sandwiches starting at the Route 65 food booth until they run out! Sponsored by Upper Midwest Athletic Construction, Inc.

7:30-10pm Live Music from Christopher David Hanson Band 

Be ready for a bluesy soulful blend of American roots rock.  They are hugely popular up on the Iron Range and are booked solid with gigs all over Northern Minnesota.  The band has been featured in numerous PBS TV specials and opened for Black Hawk, Trampled by Turtles, Shannon Curfman, Charlie Parr, Gin Blossoms, Black Oak Arkansas, Live, Cory Chisel, Sister Hazel, and more.

10pm  – FIREWORKS!

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