Forest Lake 4th of July: More Competitive that iPhone Shopping

The party’s over in Forest Lake. No more camping out for great views at the 4th of July Parade.

4th of July parade reservations prohibited in Forest Lake

The Forest Lake City Council passed an ordinance Monday that prohibits the public from reserving parade route spots on public property no earlier than sunrise on the day of the parade. The action stems from the 2007 celebration that saw area residents staking out parade route viewing points four and five days before July 4th.

I’ve never been to the Forest Lake 4th of July Parade, but if they’re passing laws to prevent people from setting up camp to watch the thing 4-5 days in advance, I can only assume it has elephants jumping through flaming hoops, Cirque du Soleil acrobats emerging through pavement, and Dora.

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