FAIRS AND FESTIVALS CALENDAR Today
Lyle Independence Day street dance featuring "Six Mile Grove," 8 p.m. at the Legion.
Hammond Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hammond Ball Park. Twenty-eight classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles featured. Information: 753-2440.
Independence Day celebration, Silver Lake Park in Rochester. Band concert and fireworks at dusk.
Cannon Valley Fair in Cannon Falls.
Franciscan Renaissance Fest at Assisi Heights in Rochester. Music, drama, guest appearances, educational exhibits, historical tours, food, fine arts, crafts and Francis and Clare play at 7 p.m. Free shuttle bus service from John Marshall parking lot. Information: 280-2194.
Heart of America Festival in Austin. Stage entertainment, games, contests, food, blues jam, races, street dance, Independence Day parade, fireworks. Information: 437-3448.
Down by the Riverside free concert with G.B. Leighton and Corduroy Money opening, 7 p.m. at Mayo Park in Rochester.
Winona County Fair, St. Charles. Grandstand activities include MotoKozie races Friday, an antique tractor pull Saturday afternoon and a farm tractor pull Saturday evening. A demolition derby will be Sunday afternoon and evening; the afternoon show includes a Powder Puff demolition derby.
A Taste of Minnesota at Harriet Island in St. Paul. The cities of St. Cloud, Minneapolis, South St. Paul, Lake City and Brainerd will be showcased. Music includes the Temptations on Friday and Chubby Checker on Sunday. Information: (651) 772-9980.
Old Time Summerfest in LeRoy. Flea market, bingo, firemen's water fight, quilt and flower show, antique tractor show, street dance July 12. Parade is 2 p.m. July 13. Information: 324-5707.