MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced Monday that fireworks for the Fourth of July will take place at the State Capitol Mall Friday evening.

Fireworks for the holiday were scheduled as a part of the “Taste Of Minnesota” festival.

The festival was scheduled at Harriet Island, but was moved to Waconia, Minn. due to flooding.

Coleman said although the festival moved, the city wanted to continue the tradition of fireworks.

“Fireworks have long been a part of our Independence Day celebration, and despite the flooding, I am excited that this important tradition will continue,” Coleman said in a recent press release.

The Capitol Mall will open to the public at 8 p.m. Friday evening.  Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.

Pre-packaged food and beverages will be allowed. Grills, alcohol and personal fireworks are prohibited.

Roads from Rice Street to Cedar Street and from University Avenue to 12th Street West will be closed to vehicle traffic.

For more information, visit the city of St. Paul online.


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