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Where To View Fireworks In 2014

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Click on the city nearest to you to find information about their Fourth of July firework display plans.

Minneapolis
St. Paul
Albert Lea
Alexandria
Andover
Anoka
Apple Valley
Austin
Blaine
Bloomington
Brainerd
Chanhassen
Chaska
Coon Rapids
Cottage Grove
Delano
Duluth
Eagan
Eden Prairie
Edina
Elk River
Excelsior
Fairmont
Faribault
Forest Lake
Hamlake
Hastings
Hudson, Wis.
Lakeville
Mankato
Maple Grove
Maplewood
Marine On St. Croix
Mendota Heights
Minnetonka
Moorhead
New Prague
Northfield
Oakdale
Owatonna
Park Rapids
Plymouth
Prior Lake
Richfield
Robbinsdale
Rochester
Roseville
Shakopee
Shoreview
St. Cloud
St. Joseph
St. Louis Park
St. Michael
Stewartville
Stillwater
Waconia
White Bear Lake
Woodbury

Minneapolis

Red, White and BOOM celebrates Independence Day with music, entertainment and family fun on the Minneapolis Riverfront on July 3 and 4. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. on July 4. (NOTE: Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis will still host a Fourth of July celebration — with live music, children’s activities, and local food vendors — but will NOT feature a fireworks display this year.)

Host: Red, White and Boom Fourth of July Celebration
Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Downtown Minneapolis; fireworks set off from Water Power Park. Viewing area is the riverfront between Stone Arch and 3rd Avenue Bridge.
Exact Location: Main Street and 3rd Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Live music and family activities from 6-10 p.m. Family and fun zone activities will be held in Father Hennepin Park. Live music will be playing at Mill Ruins Park and Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. Food and concessions will be around as well
Link: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1437

St. Paul

Fireworks will be held at the State Capitol Mall in downtown St. Paul. The Capitol Mall will open to the public at 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Pre-packaged food and beverages will be allowed. Grills and personal fireworks are prohibited.

Albert Lea

On July 3, come see the largest parade in Southern Minnesota at 6 p.m. The parade has over 100 units and will travel Bridge and Fountain Streets.

July 4 is one of the largest fireworks display in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Watch the beautiful reflection off of Fountain Lake at 10 p.m..
Prior to the fireworks, the 4th Of July celebration will include:
Community Band concert at 8 p.m. at the Gazebo.
Bayside Ski Show at 2 p.m. at Edgewater Park.
Car Show from 4 – 7 p.m. on N. Broadway.

Alexandria

Enjoy a free concert on the courthouse lawn beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 4. The concert is presented by the Red Willow Arts Coalition and will have a patriotic theme.

Star Storm 2014 is a music and fireworks spectacular that is presented each year on the grounds of Arrowwood Resort. Tune your radio to KX92 – 92.3 FM to hear a patriotic sound track to the largest fireworks show in West Central Minnesota. It’s FREE and open to the public. Rainbow Rider shuttles will be running from the stables beginning at 7 p.m., fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Andover

July 3rd — Fireworks at AHS, at dusk
July 4th — Family Fun in The Park:
Pancake Breakfast — 8 – 11 am
Jazz Band — 8 – 10 am
Horribles Parade line-up — 9 am
Horribles Parade — 9:30 am
Games in The Park — 10 – 11:30 am
Middlesex Concert Band — 10:30 – noon

Anoka

The annual fireworks light up the sky on Thursday, July 3, at dusk. The best viewing is from Castle Field on 7th Ave. Concessions will be available.

On Friday, July 4, join us for the annual Ice Cream Social at George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave. S. Enjoy the sounds of the North Suburban Concert Band from noon – 3 p.m. Free root beer floats served at noon until gone. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy!

Apple Valley

Freedom Day Parade July 4th 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Route – starts at Pennock Avenue and Fireside Drive, travels north and turns left (west) onto 145th Street, turns right (north) onto Hayes Road and ends at Apple Valley High School.

On Friday, July 4, a pre-fireworks party begins at 5 p.m. at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th Street W.
DJ Music Sounds and wide variety of food options available. Actual fireworks begin at 10 p.m. A raindate is set for July 5.

Blaine

What’s an Independence Day celebration without fireworks? Have your cameras ready and be prepared to be amazed by a fireworks display like no other Firework Extravaganza on July 4th at 10 p.m. at the National Sports Center, 1700 150th Ave NE.

Bloomington

Summer Fete on July 3 celebrates Independence Day with a kid’s carnival, entertainment and live music. Fireworks will begin around 10 p.m. at Normandale Lake Bandshell.

Brainerd

2014 Stars & Stripes Days

July 3rd
5 p.m. Trampoline Bungee jumps, dunk tanks and food vendors
5 – 8 p.m. Petting Zoo by Safari North Wildlife Park
8 – 10 p.m. Music performance by Taylor Reed
Fireworks, presented by Zambelli Fireworks, begin after dusk at the International-High School Ball Fields.

July 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors – Trailside Park
10 a.m. Money in the Haystack-Trailside Park
10:30 a.m. Kiddie Parade Registration-Chamber Building Parking Lot
11 a.m. Kiddie Parade-Chamber Building Parking Lot
12 p.m. Stars & Stripes Parade
Link:
http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/events/details/2013-stars-stripes-days-pequot-lakes-brainerd-lakes-chamber-34517

 

The American Celebration

July 4
Noon Corn on the Cob Feed – Brainerd Eagles
4 p.m. American Celebration Parade – Parade Route
6:45 p.m. Pop Rocks Concert – Brainerd High School, South 5th Street parking lot.
10 p.m. Presentation of the flag, singing of the National Anthem – Brainerd High School
10 p.m. Fireowrks – Brainerd High School

Chanhassen

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lake Ann Park
Exact Location: 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: The Chanhassen Fourth of July Celebration runs from July 2-4. For more information, see the city website.
Link: http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=272

Chaska

The city of Chaska sponsored fireworks is at McKnight Park starting at dusk on July 4. The best viewing is from McKnight Park and the Home Depot parking lot.

Coon Rapids

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Sand Creek Athletic Field and Park
Exact Location: 1008 Northdale Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, Minn.
Details: Also features a carnival, craft and craft show, live music and parade.

Cottage Grove

Celebrations kick off at 6 p.m. at Kingston Park with a family style picnic, games and food on Friday, July 4. Fireworks are scheduled for 10 p.m.

Delano

Come and join us for Minnesota’s Oldest and Largest 4th of July Celebration in 2014 – July 2, 3, 4, 5! Over the four days of events you can join tens of thousands as they enjoy a wide variety of food and drink, bingo, the nightly dances in the Entertainment Tent, American Legion Baseball Tournament, modified and slow pitch softball tournaments (tourney bracket PDFs now available!), a bean bag tournament, a kiddie parade, a 5K Race and the Delano Royalty Coronation, all surrounded by the fun and excitement of GoldStar Amusements carnival!

July 4 – 5K Race, 9:15 a.m.
July 4 – Minnesota’s Oldest and Largest 4th of July Parade, 10:30 a.m.
July 5 – Firemen Water Ball Tournament, 10 a.m.
July 5 – Bean Bag Tournament, 10 a.m.
July 5 – Celebration Closing Firework Show, 10:30 p.m.

*NOTE: While flooding has had minimal impact on the Central Park in Delano, organizers have made adjustments to parking areas to accommodate guests. Additional parking has been provided, and free parking and shuttle service from Delano High School will be provided.

Duluth

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10:10 p.m.
Location: Bayfront Festival Park
Exact Location: Railroad St. and S. Fifth Ave. W., Duluth, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Visit Bayfront Festival Park during the Independence Day Celebration! Duluthians and visitors alike will enjoy this FREE community celebration. Gates open at 4 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m.
Link: http://www.visitduluth.com/events/fourthfest.php

Eagan

July 3 – 4, 2014. A star-spangled celebration is in store for you during Eagan’s July 4 Funfest Celebration! Enjoy the Fourth of July Parade, Miss Eagan Funfest Ambassador Program, a carnival filled with thrilling rides and amusing games, live entertainment, and of course; a breathtaking fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Eden Prairie

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Round Lake Park
Exact Location: 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: The Eden Prairie Hometown Celebration will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 4. The event will include music and food, and will culminate in a 10 p.m. fireworks show.
Link: http://www.edinaparade.org/fireworks.html

Edina

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Rosland Park
Exact Location: 4300 W. 66th St., Edina, Minn.
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.edinaparade.org/fireworks.html

Elk River

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lions Park
Exact Location: 1104 Lions Park Drive, Elk River, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Family activities, food, music and more begin at 4 p.m.
Link: http://www.elkriver4th.com/


Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: Dusk
Location: Commons Park
Admission: Free
Details: The concert is free, as is parking.
Link: http://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com/lake-minnetonka-4th-of-july.html

Fairmont

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Ward and Sylvania Parks
Exact Location: Ward: Albion Ave. and Webster Street; Sylvania: Beach Street and W. 3rd Street, Fairmont, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: One of greater Minnesota’s largest fireworks displays. Originating at Heritage Acres, the displays begin at dark and can be watched from Ward and Sylvania Parks.
Link: http://www.visitfairmontmn.com/

Faribault

The annual 4th of July Fireworks Display will be held near South and North Alexander Parks. The show starts at 10:15 pm. In case of rain, the show will be held on July 5th. The show is sponsored by the Faribault Charitable Gambling Board.

Forest Lake

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Forest Lake, Minn.
Exact Location: Forest Lake, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Parade at 10 a.m.
Link: http://www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={F49D2A72-BC50-44A2-8307-0AD9ACE87391}

Ham Lake

Ham Lake Residents will once again be able to celebrate the 4th of July close to home in Lions Park. The Don Hansen VFW Post will sponsor its annual celebration in honor of area veterans. Partying begins at 3 p.m. on the 4th with many fun activities! The Fireworks Display will begin at dusk!

Hastings

The annual F4th of July fireworks display is set for 10 p.m. Friday, July 4, at the Hastings Country Club. As it has for many years, the Vermillion State Bank is sponsoring the display.

Hudson, Wis.

Date: 7/5/2014
Time: 9-10 p.m.
Location: Lakefront Park
Exact Location: First St. & Locust St., Hudson, Wis
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.hudsonboosters.org/page/show/657024-booster-days-hudson-s-4th-of-july-celebration-

Lakeville

The Panorama of Progress, the Pan-O-Prog, is in its 48th year. The 10 day celebration, from July 4 until July 14, includes a car show, parade, sports tournaments and more. On July 4, there’s a parade, festival and firework show. The fireworks celebration will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance by the CASTAWAYS, followed by the fireworks display at 10 p.m. Fireworks can be seen from Lakeville North High School.

Mankato

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Riverfront Park
Exact Location: Riverfront Drive and Rock Street, Mankato, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: The annual Red Hot & Boom celebration features live music, live radio broadcast and fireworks. The celebration kicks off at 7 p.m.
Link: http://www.vetterstoneamphitheater.com/events/2014/july/4/red-hot-and-boom

Maple Grove

During Maple Grove Days, July 10-14, the city will feature parades, games, food, competitions, street dances and much more at the Maple Grove Community Center. Fireworks will be on July 13 at dusk.

Maplewood

The 4th of July celebration, Light It Up Maplewood, starts at 4 p.m. at Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Road C East. The event is free with live entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. The event ends with the annual fireworks show.

Marine On St. Croix

Help us celebrate Marine’s Annual 4th of July festivities!
Our fantastic fireworks spectacular will be Thursday, July 3rd in downtown Marine at dusk.

Mendota Heights

The Mendakota Country Club will be having July 4th fireworks for their members, but people can view the fireworks at nearby parking lots. The fireworks will be happening at 10 p.m. on July 4th at the Mendakota Country Club located at 2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights, Minn.

Moorhead

University of Minnesota Moorhead
6:30 p.m. Concessions at Nemzek Hall & Stadium
7:00 p.m. Inflatable games (until 9:30 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. Kids’ Decorated Bike Parade, Sponsored by Moorhead Public Service
7:30 p.m. Lake Agassiz Concert Band
8:30 p.m. Front Fenders
10:30 p.m. Fireworks, Sponsored by American Crystal Sugar
Website: http://www.mnstate.edu/july4/

New Prague

New Prague will have fireworks at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, July 3 east of the New Prague Middle School. This year’s fireworks is sponsored by NPCL Mutual Insurance Company. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Peace Center Food Drive.

Northfield

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Northfield Middle School ground
Exact Location: 220 Division St. S.
Website:http://northfield.org/files/4thPoster.pdf

Oakdale

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 4 p.m. — vendors open
Location: Richard Walton Park
Exact Location: 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Oakdale’s Fourth of July celebration will feature vendors and live music in addition to fireworks. Most vendors will open at 4 p.m., and the Rockin’ Hollywoods are set to play at the bandshell from 7 – 10 p.m.
Link: http://www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B8B2DF304-5232-4BE9-B325-E39A3C33A645%7D

Owatonna

Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. at the Steele County Fairgrounds, located at 1525 S. Cedar Ave.

Park Rapids

The city of Park Rapids will celebrate the 4th of July with a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Following the race, there will be a baking contest and auction. Entry is $5 per pie. All pies will be auctioned at 3:30 p.m. The annual 4th of July parade will begin on Main Street at 5 p.m. Following the parade the Park Rapids Area Community band will perform at 7:30 p.m., finishing with a fireworks display over Fish Hook River and Heartland Park.

Plymouth

Date: 7/1/2014
Time: 10:15 p.m.
Location: Hilde Performance Center
Exact Location: 3450 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Tuesday, July 1, is their only summer day with fireworks
Link: http://musicinplymouth.org/mip/events/music-in-plymouth/

Prior Lake

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino
Exact Location: 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Live bands and food trucks. Festivities start at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Link: http://www.mysticlake.com/rockandrockets

Richfield

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park
Exact Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 64th Street and Portland Avenue S., Richfield, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Festivities begin on July 2 and run through July 5.
Link: http://richfield4thofjuly.com/site/

Robbinsdale

Date: 7/10/2014 – 7/13/2014
Location: Robbinsdale, Minn.
Exact Location: Event dependent.
Admission: Free
Details: Festivities begin on July 10 and run through July 13.
Link: http://whizbangdays.com/index.html

Rochester

On July 4, Riverside Concerts presents Chuck Blattner directing the Rochester Concert Band performing a concert in tribute to the anniversary of our country’s independence at the Silver Lake Park soccer field. The concert is FREE to the public and will precede the fireworks display.

Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Roseville

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 1:30-10:30 p.m.
Location: Central Park-Lexington East
Exact Location: 2540 Lexington Ave., Roseville, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Music and vendors throughout the afternoon and evening, fireworks at dusk.
Link: http://cityofroseville.com/index.aspx?NID=2570

Shakopee

Valleyfair, Shakopee: Fireworks at 9:50 p.m. on July 4 near Planet Snoopy Plaza. Also, all active and retired military personnel get free admission on July 3 – July 6.

Shoreview

Slice of Shoreview Days will be from July 23-27 at Island Lake County Park. Most of the events will take place across the weekend from July 25-27. For more information, click here. Some of the highlights include:

Friday, July 26
3:30 p.m. Helicopter Rides
4:30 p.m. Amateur Talent Show winners
5 p.m. Carnival
10 p.m. Fireworks

Saturday, July 27
10 a.m. Parade, carnival
Noon Bungee Trampoline & Climbing Wall
10 p.m. Fireworks

Sunday, July 28
8 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
11 a.m. Carnival
Noon Car and motorcycle show

St. Cloud

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Hester Park/Wilson Park
Admission: Free
Details: St. Cloud is proud to present the 67th annual July 4 Fireworks display along the banks of the Mississippi River in the heart of beautiful St. Cloud, Minne. Synchronized to a special soundtrack, this years fireworks show promises to cap a sensational day of fun and relaxation with one of the largest fireworks displays anywhere in Minnesota on July 4!
Link: http://www.stcloudfireworks.org/

St. Joseph

4th Of July Festival 2014

Thursday, July 3
5:50 p.m. — Festival Opening Prayer
6 p.m. — Free “Joetown Rocks” Concert* Sponsored by All Saints Academy, Leighton Broadcasting, Pam’s Auto, Sentry Bank, Sunset Manufacturing, and Tiremaxx Service.
6 p.m. — KJ And The Graduates
6:45 p.m. — Jeremiah James Korfe
8 p.m. — “Rumours and Dreams – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute” by Pamela McNeill, Mary Jane Alm, and Jeff Engholm
10:15 p.m. — Fireworks Sponsored by Bernicks
10:30 p.m. — Shalo Lee Band

Friday, July 4
8 a.m. — Mass
10 a.m. — Parade Sponsored by the Lions Club
11 a.m. — Bingo, Games, Food, Refreshments (on parish grounds)
11:30 a.m. — Live Music by “Smok’N Guns Band”
2 p.m. — Quilt Auction
3:30 p.m. — Raffle Drawing

St. Louis Park

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Aquila Park
Exact Location: 3110 Xylon Ave. S., St. Louis Park, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Concessions, vendors and live music from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rain date: July 5 (Weather line is 952-924-2567)
Link: http://www.stlouispark.org/events/july-4th-fireworks-celebration.html

St. Michael

While it may not have it’s own fireworks display, residents of St. Michael are invited to view Elk River’s 4th of July fireworks just a few miles away at Lions Park.

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lions Park
Exact Location: 1104 Lions Park Drive, Elk River, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Family activities, food, music and more begin at 4 p.m.
Link: http://www.elkriver4th.com/

Stewartville

Summerfest 2014

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 6 p.m. parade, fireworks at dusk
Location: Florence Park
Exact Location: Lakeshore Drive NW and 2nd Street NW, Stewartville, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Summerfest 2014 begins on Thursday, July 3 with a street dance at 6 p.m. Friday’s events will include a fun run, arts in the park, a parade and the fireworks at dusk.
Link: http://www.stewartvillechamber.com/Pages/SummerFest2014.aspx

Stillwater

A day of live music and entertainment in downtown Stillwater is followed by fireworks over the St. Croix at dusk. Fourth of July fireworks/concert & fun: Come for an old-fashioned July Fourth celebration in Lowell Park on the St. Croix River. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Prior to fireworks, the St. Croix Jazz Orchestra will be performing at Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park is located at Laurel St. E and 2nd Street N,  just up the street from Lowell Park. The orchestra will begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks can also be viewed for Pioneer Park.

Waconia

Waconia will have their Fantastic Fireworks Show on July 4 at dusk on the eastern edge of Lake Waconia Regional Park. Viewing is best from a boat on Lake Waconia, Lola’s Lakehouse, Lake Waconia Regional Park and Laketown Parkway. Rain Date is July 5.

White Bear Lake

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 8 p.m. Music starts, 10 p.m. Fireworks.
Location: West Park and Memorial Beach
Exact Location: 4980 Lake Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Part of Manitou days, this display features a spectacular fireworks show set to music over the lake. Earlier in the day, enjoy food, arts & crafts, classic car show, kids activities & more.
Link: http://www.manitoudays.com/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=4470927&eventID=244075795&next=showMonth%3fcalID%3d4470927%26year%3d2014%26month%3d6

Woodbury

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 7 p.m. – festivities begin
Location: Bielenberg Sports Center
Exact Location: 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: All activities are free of charge. Concessions and glow necklaces will be sold on site beginning at 6 p.m. Live music, entertainment, kids activities and fireworks at 10 p.m. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 651-714-3583.
Link: http://www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/nomenu/1084-fun-and-fireworks-planned-on-fourth-of-july

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