It is not Independence Day in the United States with out some big booms and bright lights (how American of us)! And with the 4th of July falling on Saturday this year, we can do it up right here in the Twin Cities.
Almost every suburb, as well as the Minneapolis and St. Paul, have some sort of fireworks display going on. There are some bigger events that are also happening, so if you want your fireworks with a dash of say Taste of Minnesota, you need to head to Waconia this year. Eagan has Funfest with a carnival for the kids, Lake Minnetonka’s annual Firecracker Run and Popsicle social is always a fun time, and Rosefest has a little bit of it all right in the middle of everything.
Now remember, this is never a complete list. If your cities’ festivities are not listed and you want others to know about it, please feel free to comment in the section below the article.
APPLE VALLEY – FREEDOM DAYS: Fun run, parade, carnival and live music. 8 a.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 W. 140th St.
COON RAPIDS: Midway, bean bag tournament, live music and fireworks at 10 p.m. Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. NW.
EAGAN – FUNFEST: Parade, vendors, carnival and live music. 10 a.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Central Park, 1501 Central Pkwy.
EDEN PRAIRIE – 4TH OF JULY HOMETOWN CELEBRATION: Pickleball tournament, 5K run, water sports and beach party. 9 a.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Round Lake Park, 7550 Constitution Av.
EDINA: Parade at 10 a.m. A concert with the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band, 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. Rosland Park, 4300 W. 66th St.
LAKE MINNETONKA – 4TH OF JULY: Firecracker run, sand sculpture contest, Popsicle social and music by the Wolverines Big Band. 8 a.m., fireworks at dusk. Excelsior Commons, Lake St. along the south shore of Excelsior Bay.
LAKEVILLE – PAN-O-PROG: Live music, inflatables, clowns and concessions. 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Av., Lakeville.
MINNEAPOLIS – RED, WHITE AND BOOM: Half-marathon, live music and family activities. 6:30 a.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 100 6th Av. SE., Mpls.
PRIOR LAKE – ROCK AND ROCKETS: Live music by Viva Knievel and Maiden Dixie, food trucks and tents. 3 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake.
RICHFIELD 4TH OF JULY: Parade. 1 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Veterans Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Av. S., Richfield.
ROSEVILLE – ROSEFEST: Carnival, inflatables, puppet shows, live music and food vendors. 1 p.m. Central Park, 2540 N. Lexington Av., Roseville. Fireworks at 10 p.m. over Bennett Lake.
ST. LOUIS PARK: Concessions, vendors and a special perfomance by Stevie and the Table Rockers, 7-9:30 p.m. Fireworks follow at 10 p.m. Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
ST. PAUL: At dusk following the St. Paul Saints game. CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway.
WACONIA – TASTE OF MINNESOTA: Food vendors and live entertainment. 11 a.m., fireworks at 10:20 p.m. Carver County Fairgrounds, 501 W. 3rd St., Waconia.
WACONIA: 10 p.m. Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Lane.
WOODBURY – 4TH OF JULY: Concessions, open skating and music by FlashMob. 6 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr., Woodbury.