Fourth of July Fireworks Shows in the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities metro area will have no shortage of festivities this Independence Day, so we’ve created this guide to some great places to see fireworks (and often music, too) from July 3-5.
THE BIG SHOWS
St. Paul: Due to the recent flooding, St. Paul has moved its July 4 fireworks show to the mall at the State Capitol. The mall will open to the public at 8 p.m. and the fireworks are set to begin at 10 p.m.
Minneapolis: Downtown Minneapolis will once again host the annual Red, White, and Boom celebration over July 3-4 along the Mississippi River, with live music, food, fireworks and more. July 3 will feature a performance by Bomba de Luz and a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Nicollet Island Amphitheatre, starting at 7 p.m. July 4 will include multiple live performances and activities, culminating in a fireworks display along the Riverfront at 10 p.m.
AND MANY, MANY MORE
In addition to the big shows in St. Paul and Minneapolis, many communities will feature fireworks displays of their own to celebrate the Fourth. And many of them are pretty spectacular in their own right. All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.
Apple Valley: Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East. DJ Sounds at pre-fireworks party, which begins at 5 p.m.
Blaine: Fireworks display at 10 p.m. at the National Sports Center.
Bloomington: Fireworks at dusk on July 3 at the Normandale Lake Bandshell, preceded by performances from Jonah and the Whales and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.
Canterbury Park: Fireworks show at dusk on July 3, preceded by a performance from The Irresistible.
Chaska: Fireworks in McKnight Park starting at dusk.
Coon Rapids: Fireworks display at 10 p.m., along with performances by Shag both at 7 p.m. and after the fireworks. July 4.
Cottage Grove: Fireworks at dusk in Kingston Park.
Delano: Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. on July 5 at Central Park.
Eagan: Fireworks show as part of annual Funfest starts at 10 p.m. Performance by Rock Godz will also take place from 8:30-midnight.
Eden Prairie: Fireworks at 10 p.m. in Round Lake Park, preceded by a performance from the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band.
Edina: Fireworks at 10 p.m. in Rosland Park.
Elk River: Fireworks at dusk in Lions Park.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka: Wolverines Big Band performance at 6 p.m. followed by airshow and fireworks at dusk.
Hastings: Fireworks display at dusk at Hastings Country Club.
Lakeville: Performance by the Castaways at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at Lakeville North High School at 10 p.m.
Marine on St. Croix: Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 3 in the Village Square.
Mendota Heights: Fireworks at dusk on July 5 at Mendakota Country Club.
Minneapolis: Fireworks along the Mississippi at 10 p.m. as part of Red, White, and Boom festivities.
Prior Lake: Live bands and food trucks. Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Mystic Lake Casino.
Richfield: July 4 at 10 p.m. at Veteran’s Park.
Roseville: Fireworks at 10 p.m. as part of Roseville’s Party in the Park. located in Central Park. Live music before the fireworks.
Stillwater: Fireworks will take place along the St. Croix River at around 10 p.m. The St. Croix Jazz Orchestra will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pioneer Park.
White Bear Lake: At Memorial Beach: live music from the Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band at 8 p.m., Flyover at 8:30, fireworks at 10 p.m.
Woodbury: Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Bielenberg Sports Center. Performance by Maiden Dixie at 7 p.m.
SOURCE: The Current