Where To View Fireworks In 2015

fireworks 07042012 Where To View Fireworks In 2015
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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
Fergus Falls
Forest Lake
Hamlake
Hastings
Hudson, Wis.
Lakeville
Mankato
Maple Grove
Maplewood
Marine On St. Croix
Mendota Heights
Minnetonka
Moorhead
New Prague
Owatonna
Park Rapids
Plymouth
Prior Lake
Red Wing
Richfield
Robbinsdale
Rochester
Roseville
St. Cloud
St. Joseph
St. Louis Park
St. Peter
Shakopee
Shoreview
Spicer
Stewartville
Stillwater
Waconia
Walker
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.

Host: Red, White and Boom Fourth of July Celebration
Date: 7/4/2015
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. — 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.
Link: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/events/red_white_and_boom/

Powderhorn Park will celebrate the Fourth of July with The People’s Festival — an afternoon of activities, food and entertainment in the park. Festivities will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4, though no fireworks are scheduled.

St. Paul

Saint Paul’s annual July 4th fireworks display will take place following the Saints game against the Fargo Moorhead Redhawks on Saturday at approximately 10:00 p.m. The actual time of the fireworks will vary depending upon the time the game ends. All are encouraged to pack a blanket, travel by light rail, bike or bus and enjoy the free fireworks display from nearby Indian Mounds Regional Park or Lower Landing Park.

Albert Lea

On July 3, come see the largest parade in Southern Minnesota at 6 p.m. The parade has over 100 units, heading from the Freeborn County Fairgrounds to Central Park.

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:

  • Bayside Ski Show at 2 p.m. at Edgewater Park.
  • July 4th Concert at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church
  • Car Show from 4 – 7 p.m. on N. Broadway.
  • Community Band concert at 8 p.m. at Fountain Lake Park.
  • July 4th Carnival in the North Broadway Parking Lot

Alexandria

Date: July 4
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: 2100 Arrowwood Ln, Alexandria, MN 56308
Details: It’s back again! The always impressive fireworks over Lake Darling has become a signature event of fireworks and fun as Alexandria celebrates the 4th of July. Star Storm 2015 will be hosted at Arrowwood, and can be seen from of multi-lake distance. Firework display begins at sundown.

Andover

Andover’s annual “Jerry Silverman” Independence Day Fireworks Display will take place at dusk on Friday, July 3rd at the Andover High School on Shawsheen Road.

Saturday, July 4th Festivities
Family Fun in The Park:
Pancake Breakfast – 8:00-11:00 am
Jazz Band – 8:00-10:00 am
Horribles Parade line-up – 9:00 am
Horribles Parade – 9:30 am
Games in The Park – 10:00-11:30 am
Middlesex Concert Band – 10:30-12:00 pm

Anoka

Join the Independence Day celebration in a new location this year! The Fourth of July Community Celebration is moving from Sand Creek Park to the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this fun Coon Rapids tradition! Community events include a carnival, parade, fireworks, bingo, pull tabs and other fun activities. This event is sponsored by the North Star Lions Club, the Coon Rapids Fire Social Group and the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation. Click here for a full list of activities.

The annual fireworks light up the sky on Friday, July 3, at dusk. The best viewing is from Castle Field on 4001 7th Ave, Anoka High School.

On Saturday, July 4, join us for the annual Ice Cream Social at George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave., Anoka. 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 Lane 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.

Remember- there is a 24 hour ordinance for chairs and blankets.

J & K Amusements Carnival starts at 3 p.m. at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th Street W.
$10 Wristband Special from 3 p.m-6 p.m.

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.

Sunday, July 5 is the rain date.

Bemidji

Date: July 1-5
Time: Gates Open at 4 p.m. and Fireworks start at 10:10 p.m.
Location: Sanford Center Parking Lot — Railroad St. and S. Fifth Ave. W., Minn.
Admission: Wristbands will be $20/each
Details:
Wristband Specials
-From Wednesday, July 1 until Friday, July 3: 6p.m.- 11p.m.
-Saturday, July 4 through Sunday July 5: Noon- 7 p.m.

Just a reminder: The carnival opens on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and noon every day after that. They close at Midnight every day.
Link: http://www.bemidjijaycees.com/water-carnival.html

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 4 at 10 p.m. at the National Sports Center, 1700 150th Ave NE. The best place to watch is Aquatore Park.

Bloomington

Summer Fete starts at 5 p.m. on July 3 and celebrates Independence Day with a kid’s carnival, live music, and plenty of food and drinks. Fireworks will begin around 10 p.m. which are launched from Chalet Road near the Hyland Lake Ski Jump.

Brainerd

2015 Stars & Stripes Days

July 3rd
5 p.m. — Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action, Food vendors, Guitar Entertainment by Eric & Adam
7 p.m. — DJ & Karaoke by Teddy Bear Sound
8 p.m. — Glow Trot 4K along the Paul Bunyan Trail—the glow trot starts at the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce office on the Paul Bunyan Trail. The run is not timed and goes down and back. GLOW Bracelets & Necklaces will be available for purchase.
After Dusk — Fireworks, presented by Zambelli Fireworks, begin after dusk at the International-High School Ball Fields.

July 4
7 a.m.-11 a.m. — Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors – Trailside Park
10 a.m. — Money in the Haystack-Trailside Park North
10:30 a.m. — Kiddie Parade Registration-Band Shell
11 a.m. — Kiddie Parade-Veterans Memorial Walking Path- Trailside Park
12 p.m. — Stars & Stripes Parade
7 p.m. — Decade 7- Band Shell Trailside Park
Link: http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/events/details/2015-stars-stripes-days-47405

The American Celebration

July 4
Noon — Corn on the Cob Feed with the Brainerd Eagles
4 p.m. — American Celebration Parade
6:30 p.m. — Pop Rocks Concert at Brainerd High School, South 5th Street parking lot.
10 p.m. — Presentation of the flag, singing of the National Anthem at Brainerd High School
10:15 p.m. — Fireworks – Brainerd High School

All July 4 performances and fireworks music will be on Little Falls Radio, FM94- 94.1 KFML

Celebrate America
Celebrate America in Crosslake on July 3 at 10 p.m. either on the water or from the shores. The firework show is to start at dusk from Sand Island.

Freedom Days Celebration and Parade
Join the city of Nisswa on July 3. There’s the annual turtle races, crafts, music and more kids fun. Parade starts at 7 pm in downtown Nisswa.

Chanhassen

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lake Ann Park — 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.

Chaska

The city of Chaska sponsored fireworks is at McKnight Park starting at 10 p.m. on July 4. The best viewing is from McKnight Park, Jonathan Elementary School, Jonathan Square, and the Home Depot parking lot. Most people flood the Chaska Commons Shopping parking lots. Fireworks are launched from Lake Jonathan and the parking lots are directly across the highway providing for a great view. There is even a fireworks tent in the parking lot for last minute purchases like sparklers and other fun toys.

Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids Fireworks are in a new location this year.

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids Ice Center — 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard.
Details: Also features a carnival, bingo, pull tabs, fireworks, parade and more fun activities.
Link: http://www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/GeneralInfo/July4Celebration.htm

Cottage Grove

Celebrations kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Kingston Park on July 4. There will be a family style picnic with hot dogs, brats, pop and candy available for purchase. Activities are scheduled throughout the evening and Fireworks are to start at dusk. The event is provided by the Cottage Grove Lions Club.

Delano

Come and join us for Minnesota’s Oldest and Largest 4th of July Celebration in 2015 – July 1,2, 3, 4! 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 TentAmerican Legion Baseball Tournamentmodified and fast- pitch softball tournaments, 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., St. Peter Ave. and 13th St., Near Delano Crossings Shopping
July 4 – Minnesota’s Oldest and Largest 4th of July Parade, 10:30 a.m.
July 4 – Bean Bag Tournament, 11:30 a.m.

July 4 – Fire Department Water Ball Tournament, 2 p.m.
July 4 – Celebration Huge Firework Show, 10:30 p.m.

Duluth

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: Gates Open at 4 p.m. and Fireworks start at 10:10 p.m.
Location: Bayfront Festival Park — 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.  (No bottles, cans or coolers, please).
Link: http://www.visitduluth.com/events/fourthfest.php

Eagan

July 3 – 4, 2015. A star-spangled celebration is in store for you during Eagan’s July 4 Funfest Celebration! Enjoy the Fourth of July Parade, the Ambassador Brain Freeze, a carnival, Bingo, a Texas Hold’em Tournament, live entertainment, and of course; a breathtaking fireworks display at 10 p.m.

10 a.m. — Parade “Summer Sparkler” (*Note: No parade viewing on Central Pkwy. Yankee Doodle only!)
12 p.m. — Festival Grounds open, featuring vendors, a carnival and a DJ, provided by Off The Wall Entertainment
1 p.m. — Ambassador Brain Freeze (stage) and Bingo
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. — Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Car Show
1 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Blood Drive
6 p.m. — Texas Hold’em Tournament (Free Entry)
8 p.m. — Stage Entertainment—The Brian Kinney Band
10 p.m. — Fireworks
12 a.m. — Festival grounds close

Eden Prairie

Date: July 3-4
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Round Lake Park — 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details:  Kick off your weekend on Friday, July 3, with music, bingo, beer and food! Get a sneak-peek at the street art by a local chalk artist. Then on Saturday, July 4, start the fun at 7:30 a.m. and go until 9 p.m. Don’t forget to wait for the Firework show at 10 p.m. though! Refer to link below for a full list of events and activities.
Link: http://www.edenprairie.org/home/showdocument?id=5371

Edina

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Rosland Park — 4300 W. 66th St., Edina,
Admission: Free
Details: The music begins at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks, sponsored by Fairview Southdale Hospital, begin at 10 p.m. The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band has been playing at the Fourth of July celebration at Rosland Park before the fireworks since 1970. Volunteers are still needed to help the day of the event. Please email info@edinaparade.org if you are interested.
Link: http://www.edinaparade.org/fireworks.html

Elk River

Farmer’s Fourth of July

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Oliver H. Kelley Farm — 15788 Kelley Farm Road, Elk River, MN 55330
Details: Celebrate the Farmer’s Fourth of July at the Kelley Farm. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn and watch the spring lambs and calves prance about. Join in 19th century games such as town ball, the precursor to modern baseball, and participate in an oratory and debate from the front porch. Enjoy the company of family and friends along with the farm’s costumed staff and celebrate the most important holiday in America in the 19th century.
Admission: Adults:  $9, Seniors and college students: $7, Children ages 6-17: $6, Free for MNHS Students and children ages 5 and under

Fireworks

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lions Park — 1104 Lions Park Drive, Elk River, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Family activities, food, music and more.


Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: Dusk
Location: Commons Park
Admission: Free
Details: The firecracker Runs start at 8 a.m. and festivities continue until dusk.  In case of severe weather the rescheduled date is July 5. Please see link for complete list of events and times.
Link: http://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com/lake-minnetonka-4th-of-july.html

Fairmont

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Heritage Acres — 501 Lake Ave, Fairmont, MN 56031
Admission: Free
Details: The main band for the afternoon is Barefoot Becky and The Ivanhoe Dutchmen and they play a variety of music from old time, country, & some 50’s & 60’s, plus Steve Lang. Visit our main street in the building with lots of antique displays. Food and beverages will be available.
Link: http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/1862/annual-music-festival

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 5. The show is sponsored by the Faribault Charitable Gambling Board.

Fergus Falls

Date: 7/3/2015
Time: Gates open at 8 p.m. and firework show starts at 10 p.m.
Location: I-94 Speedway — 2001 W. Fir Ave. Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Details: The fireworks will be launched from the raceway after the car races, so you can see them from the stands or park nearby to enjoy the show. Fireworks show starts after the car races.

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 9 p.m. (again, site was conflicting)
Location: West Otter Tail County Fairgrounds — 1812 Pebble Lake Rd Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Link: http://twincitiesfireworks.com/fergus-falls-mn-fireworks-shows/

Forest Lake

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: Parade is at 10 a.m. and Fireworks are at 10 p.m.
Location: Forest Lake, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Reading of the Declaration of Independence 9:30 am (Lakeside Memorial Park Gazebo). Carnival starts at 9 a.m. and goes until midnight.
Link: http://www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={F49D2A72-BC50-44A2-8307-0AD9ACE87391}

Ham Lake

Date: 7/5/2015
Time:
Location:  Lions Park — 1220 – 157th Avenue NE.
Admission:
Details: Ham Lake Residents will once again be able to celebrate the 4th of July close to home in Lions Park. Partying begins at 3 p.m. on the 4th with many fun activities! Bingo begins at 4 p.m. There will be the WFW Men’s Auxiliary famous pork chips, burgers, hot dogs and other refreshments offered for dinner. The Fireworks Display will begin at dusk!

Link:  http://www.ci.ham-lake.mn.us/?q=documents/4th-july-fireworks

Hastings

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Hastings Country Club — 2015 Westview Dr, Hastings, MN 55033
Admission: Free
Details: A fireworks display will be held at the Hastings Country Club on Saturday, July 4th at 10:00 p.m. Feel free to bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray.
Link: http://business.hastingsmn.org/events/details/4th-of-july-fireworks-114398

Hudson, Wis.

Date: July 3 & 4
Time: Fireworks at Dusk on July 3, Parade on July 4 at 11 a.m.
Location: Fireworks will be at Lakefront Park, Hudson, WI 54016. The Parade on July 4 is on Second Street.
Exact Location:  Hudson, Wis
Admission: Free
Details: Festival lasts July 1-5, 2015. Carnival, live entertainment, food, beer garden, contests and games, parade, and more!  Full daily schedule at the website.
Link: http://www.hudsonboosters.org/page/show/657024-booster-days-hudson-s-4th-of-july-celebration-

Lakeville

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 7 p.m. -10 p.m.
Location: Lakeville North High School
Exact Location: 19600 Ipava Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044
Admission: Free
Details: Join us for a spectacular fireworks display and entertainment. Live music by the band The Git Backs, inflatables, temporary tattoos, clowns and concessions should be fun for the whole family. Lawn chairs or blankets suggested to sit on the football practice field and surrounding areas.
Link: http://www.panoprog.org/event-details.cfm?event=38

Mankato

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Riverfront Park — 310 W Rock Street, Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Admission: Free
Details: This year’s annual Red Hot Boom Fireworks Celebration is featuring the Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s FREE Rockin’ Fourth of July Concert. Doors open at 6 pm. Bring some dollars for our bingo fundraiser. Popular local blues and rock band City Mouse takes the stage at 7, and the Mankato Symphony joins them at 8 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Link: http://verizonwirelesscentermn.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/309/903?curm=7&cury=2015

Maple Grove

During Maple Grove Days, July 8-12, the city will feature parades, games, food, competitions, street dances and much more at the Maple Grove Community Center. Fireworks will be on July 11 at 10 p.m.

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

Date: 7/3/2015
Time: Dusk/ 10 p.m.
Location: Downtown Marine
Admission: Free
Details: On Saturday, July 4, Parade to start at noon along main street in Downtown Marine.
Link: http://www.marine.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={84353C72-B349-448B-9A2C-6F0F33EDD99B}&month=7&year=2015

Mendota Heights

The Mendota Country Club will be having July 4 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, MN.

Moorhead

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Bluestem Center for the Arts — 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead
Admission: Free, Free car passes are required to park at Bluestem
Details: Activities begin at 7 p.m. with Games Galore. A short program featuring MSUM President Anne Blackhurst and members of Trollwood Performing Arts School will be held midway through the evening. The children’s bike parade will not be held this year. Concessions will be available for purchase.

University of Minnesota Moorhead
7:00 p.m. Games Galore
7:30 p.m. Lake Agassiz Concert Band
8:30 p.m. Front Fenders
9:30 p.m. Short Program
10:30 p.m. Fireworks, Sponsored by Moorhead Public Service

Link: http://www.mnstate.edu/july4/

New Prague

NPCL Mutual Insurance Company, along with other businesses, are sponsoring the New Prague fireworks show on Friday, July 3rd at 10:10 p.m. behind the bus garage.

Owatonna

Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. at the Steele County Fairgrounds, located at 1525 S. Cedar Ave. Free seating available in the Grandstand.

Park Rapids

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: Dusk/10:15 p.m.
Location: Downtown Park Rapids — overlooking Fish Hook River & Heartland Park
Admission: Free
Details:  Start the day off with a Firecracker 5k Foot Race in Heartland Park at 9 a.m. Kids get to run for free in a 1K following the 5K. Register early at http://www.firecrackerfootrace.com or on-site registration 6:30-8:15 a.m. A PR Track & Cross Country fundraiser. Parade starts at 5 p.m. downtown Park Rapids on Main Street. For full list of times and activities please see link.
Link: http://business.parkrapids.com/events/details/fourth-of-july-parade-celebration-7611

Plymouth

Date: 7/1/2015
Time:  Full event starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 10:05 p.m., immediately following stage entertainment
Location: Hilde Performance Center — 3450 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Tuesday, July 1, is their only summer day with fireworks. Fireworks are to start immediately after stage entertainment. The Minnesota Orchestra will be in attendance, No Grass Limit, The Droppers, and an Enticing Entertainment Fireshow. See link for the full list of performers, activities and policies.
Link: http://musicinplymouth.org/mip/events/music-in-plymouth/

Prior Lake

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino — 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Activities from 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Live Entertainment, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Games, Giveaways and more!  Fireworks start at 10 p.m. but the casino is open 24 hours per day.
Link: http://www.mysticlake.com/rockandrockets

Red Wing

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: Dusk, 9:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Red Wing
Admission: Free. Tickets for patio seating available at the St. James Hotel.
Details: Live music all day, including a special concert by Bloomsday Fair and the Red Wing Singers at the Central Park band shell at 7 p.m. There’ll also be entertainment at Harbor Bar following the fireworks.
Link: www.RedWing.org

Richfield

Date: 7/4/2015
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 4. Parade is at 1 p.m., starting at the intersection of 70th Street & Nicollet, heading north along Nicollet before turning east on 66th Street and ending at 11th Avenue.  Fireworks are at 10 p.m.
Link: http://richfield4thofjuly.com/site/

Robbinsdale

Date: July 9 – July 12
Location: Robbinsdale, Minn. 55422
Exact Location: Event dependent.
Admission: Free
Details: Festivities begin on July 9 and run through July 12. Please see link for details on activities, location and times.
Link: http://whizbangdays.com/15events-04-sun.html

Rochester

Date: July 4
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Silver Lake Park — 700 W Silver Lake Drive NE, Rochester, MN 55906
Admission: Free
Details: 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.
Link: http://www.rochestercvb.org/includes/events/?action=displayDetail&eventId=25386

Roseville

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Roseville’s Central Park — 2540 Lexington Ave., Roseville, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Music, vendors and family fun throughout the afternoon and evening, fireworks at dusk.
Link: http://cityofroseville.com/2570/Saturday-July-4

St. Cloud

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Hester Park/Wilson Park
Admission: Free
Details: “St. Cloud Fireworks Committee presents central Minnesota’s Fourth of July Fireworks display. 2015 is the 68th year for the area’s July 4th Fireworks. The 2015 Fireworks will be one of the largest pyrotechnics display in central Minnesota on July 4th. Our Fireworks show will be synchronized to specially selected music soundtrack. Great viewing areas will be available on both sides of the Mississippi River, in Wilson and Hester parks, along 5th Avenue North, and other parts of the community.” Food and beverages will be available
Link:  http://stcloudfireworks.org/pages/Festivities/

St. Joseph

4th Of July Festival 2015

Friday, July 3
5:00 p.m. — Games, Food and Refreshments on Parish Grounds
5:50 p.m. — Festival Opening Prayer
6 p.m. — Free “Joetown Rocks” Concert
6 p.m. — The Graduates
6:45 p.m. — Auction for Joetown Rocks T-Shirt Wall Hanging
7  p.m. Jermiah James Korfe
8:30 p.m. — Ricky Nelson Remembered! Featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson with Jeff and Tommy Vee
10:15 p.m. — Fireworks Sponsored by Bernicks
10:30 p.m. — Maiden Dixie

Saturday, July 4
10 a.m. — Parade Sponsored by the Lions Club
11 a.m. — Games, Food, Refreshments (on parish grounds)
11:30 a.m. — Live Music by “Walters Wheelhouse”
2 p.m. — Quilt Auction
3:30 p.m. — Raffle Drawing
5 p.m. Mass

St. Louis Park

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: Dusk/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. Although leashed dogs are allowed in our parks, we strongly discourage them from attending due to their hearing sensitivity. Rain date: July 5 (Weather line is 952-924-2567)
Link: http://www.stlouispark.org/events/july-4th-fireworks-celebration.html

St. Peter

Every July 4, the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host more than 10,000 revelers for the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. The Old-Fashioned Parade and Picnic in the Park quickens the pulse of the community with excitement of live music, variety of food vendors, children’s activities, a hot dog eating contest, and spectacular fireworks display. This event blends old traditions with new attractions and promises to provide entertainment for all ages.

10 a.m.: Parade (South Washington Ave. from Broadway Ave. to Elm St.)
Noon – 4 p.m.: Picnic/activities (Minnesota Square Park)
10 p.m.: Fireworks (Nicollet County Fairgrounds)

Shakopee

City Fireworks
Date: 7/3/2015
Time: Events start at 4 p.m. and Fireworks start at Dusk
Location: Canterbury Park — 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379
Admission: Free
Details:  Races start at 4 p.m. and live music will go until the firework show. Free Hormel Hot Dogs, a hot dog eating contest and a Wiener Dog Warm Up Race to take place starting at 12:45 p.m. Family activities will be available too. Please see link for more details.
Link: http://www.canterburypark.com/LiveRacing/Promotions/July4th/tabid/116/Default.aspx

Valleyfair Fireworks
Date: 7/4/2015
Time: Park opens at 10 a.m. and Fireworks start at Dusk
Location: Valley Fair, Shakopee — 1 Valley Fair Dr., Shakopee, MN 55379
Admission: Free outside park along Highway 13. To get into park it is usual fee, see link for details.
Details:  Park is open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on July 4. Then Firework show begins at 10:10 p.m. There will be rides, food, games and entertainment for all to enjoy. Guests who are not in the park can still enjoy the thrill of one of the largest fireworks shows in Minnesota by parking outside the park along Highway 13 where there is plenty of parking to accommodate all viewers along the frontage road.
Link: http://twincitiesfireworks.com/shakopee-mn-valley-fair/  or https://www.valleyfair.com/things-to-do/special-events

Shoreview

Slice of Shoreview Days will be from July 23-26 at Island Lake County Park on Interstate 694 at Victoria Street. Most of the events will take place across the weekend from July 25-26. For all of the details on times, dates, and amazing activities please click here. Tons of family fun in store with things like carnivals, helicopter rides, bungee trampolines and tons of door prizes.

Fireworks will be on July 24 & 25 at 10 p.m.

Parade on July 25 at 9 a.m.

Spicer

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: After sunset.
Location: Green Lake
Admission: Free
Details: “Spicer’s Fourth of July celebration is ‘One of the Best in the Area.’ There are activities for all ages, all day long. Besides an arts and crafts fair with an amusing flea market, everyone will be enjoying volleyball, basketball and softball tournaments, kiddie pedal tractor pull, a competitive 12-mile running race and, of course, all the water fun you could ask for! The street dance along Green Lake is open to all ages. On the fourth, the kiddie parade starts early followed by a Grand Day parade, including over 100 participants with lots of entertainment and candy! To wrap up a festive weekend, watch the dazzling fireworks light up the sky over Green Lake.”
Link: http://www.willmarlakesarea.com/

Stewartville

Summerfest 2015

Date: July 4 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. Grand Parade, fireworks at dusk
Location: Florence Park — Lakeshore Drive NW and 2nd Street NW, Stewartville, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: Summerfest 2015 begins on Friday, July 3, with a street dance featuring Brad Boice as Elvis Live in Concert. Bring your own lawn chair starting at 6 p.m. Then on Saturday, July 4, events will include a fun activities in the park, a parade and the fireworks at dusk. Please see link below to see all of the food venders, activities, and event times.
Link: http://www.stewartvillechamber.com/Pages/SummerFest2015.aspx

Stillwater

201 Water St. N, Stillwater, MN 55082

Enjoy fireworks over the beautiful St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater!  Musically choreographed fireworks simulcast on 1220 AM and through a full sound system in Lowell Park beginning at dusk (approximately 10 p.m.).  Make sure to come early to get your favorite viewing spot.

New this year will also be daytime entertainment of live bands in the park and possible civil war cannons…details still in the works.

Prior to fireworks, the Stillwater American Legion Post 48 will have live music and free burgers, hot dogs and chips available at 3 p.m.

Waconia

Spectacular Fireworks Show over Lake Waconia will begin at dusk on July 4th. The 2015 show will be shot from the eastern edge of the Lake Waconia Regional Park. Best Viewing from a boat on Lake Waconia, Lola’s Lakehouse, Lake Waconia Regional Park and Laketown Parkway.

Walker

The Fourth of July celebration in Walker invokes a feeling of nostalgia and patriotism from the 10k race, to the midday parade and into late evening fireworks. Along with all of these activities, the town’s shops and restaurants are all still open for business inviting people in to discover the treasures and delights that await them. You won’t want to miss Fourth of July in Walker, Minnesota. Walker’s magnificent fireworks are shot off over Leech Lake, which is filled with boats viewing the show. The Walker Lions Club organizes and funds the fireworks display.

White Bear Lake

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 8 p.m. Music starts, 10 p.m. Fireworks.
Location:  Memorial Beach
Exact Location: 4980 Lake Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details:

8:00 p.m. — Music starts Music by Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band

8:30 p.m. — Flyover with four T-6 planes

10:00 p.m. — Fireworks

In case of rain, fireworks will be July 5th.
Link: http://www.manitoudays.com/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=4470927&eventID=256330665&next=showMonth%3fcalID%3d4470927%26year%3d2015%26month%3d6

Woodbury

Date: 7/4/2015
Time: 6 p.m. – festivities begin. 10 p.m. Firework Show
Location: Bielenberg Sports Center
Exact Location: 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, Minn.
Admission: Free
Details: This year’s band will be FlashMob!, a Minneapolis-based group that covers a wide range of hits from the 1970s through today. Learn more at flashmobrocks.com. FlashMob! will hit the stage at 6 p.m. and perform until the traditional fireworks display. All activities are free. Concessions sold onsite.
Link: http://ci.woodbury.mn.us/recreation-division/recreation-programs/1404-special-events#fourth-of-july-hometown-celebration