Plucking and singing at Welch

Helen Forsythe plays her banjo and sings for the summer Voices of the Valley series at the Welch Station on the Cannon Valley Trail. Non-bicyclists can access the stage at 26674 144th Ave. Way.

She will entertain from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge, although people ages 16 and older on wheels will need a trail pass.

More info: cannonvalleytrail.com

The Cannon Valley Fair 2021 run begins

The Cannon Valley Fair opens today and runs until the last Fourth of July firework fades in the sky. The entertainment schedule at the Cannon Falls fairgrounds includes:

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July 1 -- Musician Bryan Anderson at 7-10:30 p.m. and Champion Pulling Series Truck & Tractor Pull at 6 p.m. 

July 2 -- Dazzling Dave’s Yo-Yo talents at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Don B! with comedy, illusions, juggling and unicycling at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; demo, combine and lawnmower derbies at 7 p.m.; Sheet Rockers Band at 8:30 p.m.

July 3 -- The OZ Brothers at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; demo derby at 6 p.m.; the Coxmen at 8:30 p.m.

July 4 -- Parade at 11 a.m.; harness horse racing at 2 p.m.; the Chubs at 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.

Salute to military history

While you’re in Cannon Falls for the fair, check out the Cannon Falls Military History Museum, which will be open 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. July 3-5.  There is no charge.

Cannon Falls Military History Museum

The Cannon Falls Military History Museum is located at 206 W. Mill St., Cannon Falls, Photo courtesy of Vince Cockriel


The museum at 206 W. Mill St. features the largest known private collection of World War I militaria in Minnesota.

Current displays also include weapons of war, women at war, training camp, pioneer infantry, cavalry,  air service, Navy, Marine Corps, Spanish American War and Mexican border war items.

Boom, ahh!

Fireworks, fireworks and more fireworks

You can watch them both Saturday and Sunday. Learn more here.

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