Independence Day weekends is fast approaching, so if you haven’t figured out where you want to watch fireworks with your friends or family, this might help you make a decision. Almost every city and suburb in the Twin Cities offers some type of celebration for the Fourth of July weekend; this is not a complete list, but a list of some of the larger celebrations taking place. If you want to share one happening in your area, please feel free to share it in the comments section.
Minneapolis Riverfront: Red, White and Boom!
One of the biggest and best of the 4th of July celebrations in the area is Minneapolis Red, White and Boom! Taking place in Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, it has lots of family fun, including four stages of live music, great food, and free family activities for all. Thursday July 3rd, participate in the Hot Dam 5k at 6:30pm, and then check out live music from Bomba de Luz at the Nicollet Island Amphitheatre and a live showing of “Indian Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Remember to bring chairs or blankets and arrive early! Friday July 4th starts with the Red, White & Boom ½ Marathon at 6:30am and ends with the Fireworks display at 10pm. Parking is available in the St. Anthony Falls Parking Ramp. Visit Red, White and Boom! for details.
212 2nd Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Fourth of July Celebration – St. Louis Park
Stevie and the Table Rockers perform live alongside a variety of concessions and vendors, as you celebrate the Fourth of July in Aquila Park. The spectacular fireworks show gets underway around 10pm. Visit Fourth of July Celebration – St. Louis Park for details.
3110 Xylon Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN
4th of July Celebration – Excelsior
If you’re in the west metro, one of the best celebrations you’ll find is the 4th of July Celebration in Excelsior, on beautiful Lake Minnetonka. Join in the Firecracker Runs – 1 mile, 5k & 10k, the kid’s parade on Water St., a sand sculpture contest, a fishing contest, or the popsicle social. The Wolverine Big Band will be entertaining everyone well into the night and Michael Wickus & the 4th of July Airshow will astound with the acts of aerial daring. For a list of activities, or if you want to contribute to the celebration fund, check the 4th of July Celebration – Excelsior website.
Excelsior Commons Park
21 Water St
Excelsior, MN 55331
White Bear Lake celebrates with a three week festival called Manitou Days. With multiple days of fun it culminates with the big 4th of July Celebration, which includes a lighted boat parade. Enjoy free food and entertainment at a community picnic. Dance under the stars. Ride on a pickle bucket boat. Ride your bike, build a sand castle, enter a fishing contest, go for a pontoon ride or shop downtown White Bear Lake. It’s fun and friendly family entertainment for all. Check out the Manitou Days website for more information.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Fourth of July Celebration – Coon Rapids
Enjoy the parade, carnival, car show and more. There will be a live DJ and fireworks in Sand Creek Park. Fun starts at 10pm. Visit Fourth of July Celebration – Coon Rapids for details.
Sand Creek Park
1008 Northdale Blvd N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN
Fourth of July Celebration – Stillwater
Enjoy fireworks choreographed to music in downtown Stillwater in Lowell Park over the beautiful St. Croix River. Show beings at dusk. Get there early. Visit Fourth of July Celebration – Stillwater fordetails.
100 S. Main Street
Fourth of July Celebration – Roseville
Party in the park for Roseville’s Rosefest 2014, June 26th – July 4th. There will be festivities start at 1pm, including a fireworks display at 10pm. Visit Fourth of July Celebration – Roseville fordetails.
2540 Lexington Ave. N.
Fourth of July Celebration – Eagan
This year’s Eagan July 4th Funfest “Stars and Stripes” ends with a spectacular fireworks show over Central Park. Enjoy games and activities for the little ones at a carnival, a Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, bingo, a concert by The Dweebs (their 8th consecutive year), then fireworks at 10pm. Visit Fourth of July Celebration – Eagan fordetails.
1501 Central Parkway
Have a safe and happy 4th of July, Twin Cities!