Celebrating the Fourth of July in Richfield, Minnesota

It’s hard to believe that this time last year, John and I had just arrived in the States in time to celebrate the Fourth of July before I headed home to spend the next two months with my family and friends in Canada. I’ve always wanted to experience a Fourth of July parade in small town America, so I was pleasantly surprised when my mother-in-law announced that there was a parade and festivities in Richfield, Minnesota and that we were going to go and spend the day there with her and Caleb, John’s son.

By the time I had all of my photos processed and ready to go, the Fourth was way behind us, so I thought I’d wait until this year to post some of my photos from that day in its honor.

Being a suburb of the Minneapolis-St.Paul region, Richfield is small city with a population of just over 35,000. Once known as a small farming community, Richfield is now home to a flourishing community of commuters that head into the Twin Cities for work. The US’s biggest electronics retailer, Best Buy, has its headquarters in Richfield.

Anyways, on with some of my favorite images of the day.

Richfield Float

Richfield 4th of July

Police Brigade

Scottish Drummers

Richfield 4th of July

Richfield 4th of July

Richfield 4th of July

The Red, White and Blue

Roped

Stubborn Donkey

Hoss

Richfield High School Band

Uniwheelers

Young Mexican Dancers

Mexican Dancers

Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

1 thought on “Celebrating the Fourth of July in Richfield, Minnesota

    Peder

    (July 27, 2011 - 7:36 pm)

    I think it’s cute that you refer to Richfield in a tone that lets one feel it’s a small town. 🙂
    Nonetheless, the pictures are great and I’m glad you had a memorable experience for the 4th. I still think fondly of my Canada Day in Ottawa. Foreign holidays, FTW!

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