Crowds packed downtown Chanhassen for its annual Fourth of July parade down West 78th Street.

A brief rain shower at the beginning of the parade left to sunny skies, as floats and participants made their way down the parade route.

The week's festivities began July 2, with the opening of the midway in City Center Park. Children of the area displayed their patriotism during the July 3 kiddie parade.

The Fourth of July concluded with fireworks shot off at Lake Ann Park.

The city of Chanhassen and Rotary Club of Chanhassen host the annual event-packed festival, with help from several sponsors.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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