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Where To Watch Fireworks Around The Twin Cities And 4th Of July Festivities

Here's a list of different places to watch fireworks around the Twin Cities


The Fourth of July parade will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday along Main Street. After the parade in Town Square Park, there will be music, food and a bounce house.

Apple Valley

Freedom Days starts Friday, June 28, . The fireworks show on Thurs July 4th will begin around 10 p.m. in Johnny Cake Ridge Park East. For a full schedule go to avfreedomdays.com.

Cottage Grove

Grilled food and drinks will be available starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Kingston Park. Food trucks will also be available. Children will receive raffle tickets for bikes and other prizes. Fireworks begin at dusk.


July 4th Funfest begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Viking Lakes followed by a bike parade at 4 p.m. Wednesday outside the Community Center. Arena will perform at 5 p.m. and Junk FM will follow at 8 p.m. in the Community Center. A carnival will be from 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 11 p.m. Thursday. Fireworks will be launched from the Community Center grounds at 10 p.m. For more information, go to eaganfunfest.org/.

Forest Lake

Cheers to 100 Years starts Wednesday with a carnival from 5 p.m. to midnight. More details can be found at ci.forest-lake.mn.us/190/4th-of-July. Fireworks will be launched from Lakeside Memorial Park at 10 p.m. Thursday.

Hudson, Wis.

Booster Days starts Thursday, July 4, with a carnival in the evening at Lakefront Park. Fireworks will be launched at dusk. For more information, go to hudsonboosters.org and click on “Booster Days.”


Fireworks will begin at dusk Thursday launching from Century Middle School. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be face painting, bounce houses and live music from The Riverside Hitmen.


Food trucks, games and inflatables will be available at 4 p.m. Thursday in Hazelwood Park followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.

Marine on St. Croix

The 4th of July Run starts at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, both the two-mile and four-mile races leave from Hay Lake School. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the corner of Judd Street and Berkey Street. There will be no fireworks. For more information, go to marineonstcroix.org/fourthofjuly.

Mendota Heights

Fireworks will be set off at 10 p.m. Thursday from Mendakota Park.


Party in the Park will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, with activities in Central Park. Music will start at 3:15 p.m. at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre in Central Park and fireworks will be launched at 10 p.m. from Central Park. For more information, go to cityofroseville.com/2570/Saturday-June-29.

St. Croix Falls, Wis.

Food trucks, face painting, swimming and bounce houses will be available at 2 p.m. Thursday at Big Rock Creek. Live music will start at 3 p.m. with Kyle Koliha; Muddcat Melby will follow at 7 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.

St. Paul

The St. Paul Saints will host a fireworks show at CHS Field after a 6 p.m. game Friday, July 5.

In St. Anthony Park, Fourth of July celebrations kick off at 8 a.m. Thursday in Langford Park with a two- or four-mile race. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Luther Place south on Como Avenue toward Langford Park. Food trucks open at noon along with horseshoes, volleyball and pickleball tournaments. Four bands — Pig’s Eye Jass, Ticket to Brasil Quartet, The Foxgloves and Light of the Moon Trio — will be performing on the bandstand from 1 to 6 p.m. Pony rides start at 1 p.m. behind the recreation center. More information at 4thinthepark.org/.

Como Town and the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Como Town will be displaying the Dinosaur Expedition, an educational and interactive series where kids of all ages can learn about the prehistoric era. The event includes rides, a sand pit and “true-to-life” dinosaur displays.

White Bear Lake

The Manitou Days boat parade starts at noon Thursday, July 4, along Mahtomedi Beach. The Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band concert will be from 8 to 10 p.m. at the West Park Pavilion, a flyover at 8:30 p.m. on the north side of the lake and fireworks at 10 p.m.For more information, go to manitoudays.com/.


Country band Thrillbillies will be performing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the M Health Fairview Sports Center. Bounce houses and food trucks will begin at 6 p.m. Food will be available for sale from 6 to 10 p.m. Due to construction on the outdoor fields, activities and music will move northwest of the previous location. Fireworks will be set off at 10 p.m. For more information, go to woodburymn.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=286.

June 29

Ham Lake: The one-day "Freedom Festival" has a flag-raising ceremony, business expo, artisan craft market and kids' activities. (3 p.m. Ham Lake Lions Park, 1220 157th Av. NE. hamlakeareacc.org)

Roseville: Party in the Park with inflatables, petting zoo and music. (3 p.m., Central Park, 2540 N. Lexington Av. cityofroseville.com)

July 3

Bloomington: "Summer Fete" features live music and a family fun zone plus food and beverage vendors. (5-10:30 p.m., Normandale Lake Park, 8401 Chalet Road. bloomingtonmn.gov)

Shakopee: Family day activities with pony rides, crafts and face painting. Along with live racing, special July 4th activities and live music. (4 p.m. $8-$13. Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road. canterburypark.com)

July 4

Blaine: No frills, just fireworks. (National Sports Center, 1750 105th Av. NE. blainemn.gov)

Chanhassen: Daytime activities include classic car show, Taste of Chanhassen, midway and carnival rides, sand sculpture contest, bingo and more. (7 a.m.-10 p.m. Lake Ann Park, 1456 W. 78th St. chanhassenmn.gov)

Coon Rapids: This three-day celebration ends with a Firecracker 5K, Kids Sparkler Dash, carnival, firefighter bingo and music by the Rockin' Hollywoods. (8 a.m. Boulevard Plaza, 11002 Crooked Lake Blvd. coonrapidsmn.gov)

Eagan: A parade, kids' dance, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon car show, carnival and live music bring an end to Funfest. (10 a.m. 1501 Central Park. eaganfunfest.org)

Eden Prairie: Annie Mack, Maiden Dixie and Free and Easy perform on the mainstage. Guests can check out local food trucks. (3 p.m. Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road. edenprairie.org)

Excelsior: A firecracker run, kids' bike parade, petting zoo and music. (7:30 a.m. Commons Park, 135 Lake St. excelsiorlakeminnetonkachamber.com)

Forest Lake: Staking their reputation on being "Fourth of July Capital of the Upper Midwest," the Independence Day festival celebrates 100 years with a parade, carnival and music. (10 a.m. American Legion Post 225, 355 W. Broadway. post225.com )

Lakeville: The city's summer festival wraps up with family entertainment before the night sky lights up. (6 p.m. Century Middle School, 18610 Ipava Av. panoprog.org)

Maplewood: "Light It Up Maplewood" hosts food trucks, music and inflatables. (4 p.m. Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Road C. maplewoodmn.gov)

Minneapolis: "Red, White and Boom" returns for the first time since 2019 with live music, and food trucks. (6 p.m. Water Works and Stone Arch Bridge parking lot along the Mississippi downtown. minneapolisparks.org)

Mystic Lake: "The Rock and Rockets" event has live music by Sister Hazel and Fastball along with local food trucks. (5-10:30 p.m. 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. mysticlake.com)

Prior Lake: The day begins with a boat parade. Fireworks will be launched from Lakefront Park. (1 p.m. 5000 Kop Pkwy. priorlakeassociation.org)

Richfield: The celebration is back after a hiatus with a family bazaar, bounce houses and DJ. (2-10:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Av. richfield4th.com)

St. Louis Park: DJ Bob is on the turntables to get the crowd moving before the show. (7 p.m. Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Av. S. discoverstlouispark.com)

St. Paul: Monster food truck rally and fireworks following the St. Paul Saints game vs. the Gwinnett Stripers. (7:07 p.m. CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway St. milb.com)

Waconia: Fireworks hosted by the Waconia Chamber of Commerce. (Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Lane. destinationwaconia.org)

Woodbury: Children can burn energy in the kids' zone while adults listen to music. (5:30 p.m. M Health Fairview Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive. woodburymn.gov)

July 5

St. Paul: Fireworks at dusk following the game. (7:07 CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway St. milb.com)

July 6

Delano: The city's Independence Day celebration ends with a car show, bean bag tournament and fireworks. (7-11 p.m. 650 N. River St. delano4th.com)

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