By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis’ annual summer celebration is returning after going virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Aquatennial is scheduled for July 21-24, organizers announced late Monday. The four-day celebration will again feature the Torchlight Parade down Nicollet Mall and a fireworks show near the Stone Arch Bridge.

“Aquatennial is our Official Civic Celebration and a summer staple here in Minneapolis, and we are thrilled to return to celebrate together this year,” said Mayor Jacob Frey, in a statement.

During the Aquatennial, Minneapolitans and those visiting the City of Lakes will be able to enjoy pop-up shops, food, art, music, workout sessions, and water ski shows on the Mississippi River.

The Aquatennial is free and open to the public. Organizers say volunteers are needed to help with events.

Flagship Event Details

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade
Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Nicollet between 12th Street and 4th Street

Target Fireworks
Saturday, July 24 at 10 p.m.
West River Parkway near Portland Avenue

For more information on Aquatennial events, click here.