Finding the Fireworks!
This weekend – all eyes on the sky for the fireworks show!
Have a safe and fun 4th of July Weekend.
Afton: 116th annual Fourth of July parade at noon, followed by food, a beer tent and music by the Zingrays in Town Square Park. Streets leading into Afton will be closed at 11:45 a.m. Shuttle buses will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Lakeland Plaza in Lakeland. A round trip costs $3.
Anoka: Flag-raising ceremony at 7 a.m. at the Anoka County Courthouse. Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte will speak. Attendees will include the posts and auxiliaries of the Anoka County Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legions, the Military Order of the Cootie, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and other veterans.
APPLE VALLEY FREEDOM DAYS PARADE:
- Parade starts at Fireside Lane and Pennock Ave
Where: Johnny Cake Park East: 5800 140th St W – Apple Valley
Rain Date July 5 – Fireworks only
Blaine: Flag-raising ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at Blaine City Hall and fireworks at 10 p.m. at the National Sports Center.
Coon Rapids: Three-day July 4th Community Celebration includes carnival games, bingo, entertainment and food at Sand Creek Park, 1008 Northdale Boulevard. Parade at 6 p.m. July 3 along Northdale Boulevard, fireworks at 10 p.m. July 4.
Cottage Grove: Family events starting at 6 p.m. at Kingston Park, sponsored by the Cottage Grove Lions. Games, food, gift certificate giveaways. Fireworks at dusk.
Eagan: Fireworks display at 10 p.m., as part of Funfest, the city’s annual celebration. Eagan Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Parkway.
Eden Prairie: Round Lake Park 7550 Constitution Ave, Live music, activities and concessions. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Edina: Rosland Park 4300 West 66th Street 10:00 PM
Forest Lake: Carnival, games and live music July 2 through July 6. On July 4, parade begins at 10 a.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Hastings: Fireworks at dusk. Hastings Country Club, 2015 Westview Drive.
Historic Fort Snelling: Independence Day Celebration showcases what life was like at the fort in the early 1800s. Cannon salutes, War of 1812 mock battle, fife and drum music, historic games. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6-17, free for children 5 and younger.
Lakeville: Lakeville North High School 19600 Ipava Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044. Join us for a spectacular aerial fireworks display and entertainment including live music by the band CASTAWAYS, temporary tattoos, clowns and concessions. Lawn chairs or blankets suggested to sit on the football practice field and surrounding areas.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Maplewood: “Light It Up Maplewood” from 4 to 10 p.m. at Hazelwood Park includes live music, food and fireworks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. No outside food or beverages will be allowed inside the park.
Marine on St. Croix: Fireworks at 10 p.m. July 3 in the Village Square.
Mendota Heights: Fireworks at dusk July 5, Mendakota Country Club, 2075 Mendakota Drive.
Minneapolis: “Red, White and Boom” celebration July 3 and July 4 includes activities along the Mississippi River and fireworks at 10 p.m. July 4.
Richfield: Richfield’s 4th of July Celebration features community and family focused events that offer something for everyone. Veteran’s Park is the host site for most of our events. Whether you come for the Parade, music, Street Dance, Fireworks, Car Show, or Family Night, you and your family will have a blast! Fireworks show – 10:00 PM
Roseville: “Party in the Park” from 1 to 10 p.m. at Central Park includes carnival games, puppet shows, live music — including performances by the Roseville Big Band and the Roseville Community Band — food vendors and fireworks over Bennett Lake.
Because of St. Paul’s high water and flooded streets, the July 4 fireworks display has been moved from Harriet Island to the state Capitol mall.
The mall will open to the public at 8 p.m. Friday, and the show will begin about 10 p.m.
Attendees are allowed to bring pre-packaged food and beverages. Grills, alcohol and personal fireworks are not allowed.
The event area will be closed to vehicle traffic from Rice Street to Cedar Street, and from University Avenue to 12th Street West, according to a city of St. Paul news release.
The fireworks most likely won’t be visible from the Mississippi River area.
St. Paul: Fourth in the Park in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood includes fun runs at 8:30 a.m.; parade beginning at 11 a.m. along Como Avenue to Langford Park; and music, food, speeches, games, pony rides and prizes in the park until 6 p.m.
St. Paul: Outdoor concerts marking the 40th anniversary of the public radio program “A Prairie Home Companion” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 5 at Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul.
St. Paul: Lao Family Foundation Hmong Freedom Celebration from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 4 and July 5 at Como Park’s McMurray Fields, 1155 Jessamine Ave. W., St. Paul.
St. Paul: Sparky the Sea Lion performs at 3 p.m. July 4, in addition to her regular 11:30 a.m. show. Como Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
Stillwater: Fireworks over the St. Croix River about 10 p.m., with coordinated music broadcast on KLBB 1220 AM and in Lowell Park. The St. Croix Jazz Orchestra performs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pioneer Park. In case of rain, events will be held July 5.
Stillwater: “Light a Spark” fireworks viewing and gala at the Stillwater Public Library. For information, 651-275-4338, ext. 130.
Prior Lake: This year’s show will launch from Watzel’s Beach, providing an excellent view from almost anywhere north of west of the park. The show will begin at the end of the evening twilight, which is usually just after 10 p.m.
Prior Lake: Mystic Lake Casino.
Mystic Lake Rock and Rockets July 4th Celebration. The free all-ages event
will take place outside Mystic Lake Casino Hotel from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday,
July 4, and will feature fireworks, live music, food trucks and a beer garden.
Local bands Maiden Dixie, Boogie Wonderland and Arch Allies will provide
live music from 6 to 10 p.m. Popular food trucks The Anchor Fish and Chips,
A Cupcake Social, Motley Crews Heavy Metal Grill, Bloomy’s Roast Beef,
Gastrotruck and Messy Giuseppe will be serving up a variety of delicious fare
throughout the evening.
Guests are invited to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to the event,
which will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display beginning at 10 p.m.
Waconia: Taste of Minnesota, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3 through July 6 at the Carver County Fairgrounds. Free admission before 3 p.m. daily. $10 admission, which includes $5 in food and beverage tickets, after 3 p.m. Moved from Harriet Island in downtown St. Paul because of flooding.
White Bear Lake: The two-week Manitou Days celebration draws to a close on July 4 with a farmers’ market in the morning in Washington Square; a shoreline celebration with live entertainment and food at Tally’s Dockside from 5 to 9 p.m; and music, a flyover and fireworks at Memorial Beach.
Woodbury: Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Bielenberg Sports Center, Bailey Road and Radio Drive. Musical entertainment at 7 p.m. featuring country-rock band Maiden Dixie. Parking will be in the Bielenberg and East Ridge High School parking lots. Events will be held rain or shine.
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