Here is where to see fireworks and parades for the Fourth
Here is where to catch the parades, fireworks and other festivities on the Fourth of July: Afton: Parade and celebration are canceled for 2021. Website: aftonparade.com. Apple Valley: Apple Valley Freedom Days festivities began Wednesday and will last through July 4. On the 4th, the Freedom Days parade will begin at 1 p.m. starting at […]
Here is where to catch the parades, fireworks and other festivities on the Fourth of July:
Afton: Parade and celebration are canceled for 2021. Website: aftonparade.com.
Apple Valley: Apple Valley Freedom Days festivities began Wednesday and will last through July 4. On the 4th, the Freedom Days parade will begin at 1 p.m. starting at Fireside Lane and Pennock Avenue. A pre-fireworks party at Johnny Cake Ridge Park with food and family activities begins at 6 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. Website: www.avfreedomdays.com.
Bloomington: Summer Fete starts at 6 p.m. with live music and food in Normandale Lake Park. Fireworks start at dusk. Website: www.bloomingtonmn.gov/pr/summer-fete.
Coon Rapids: Festivities begin on July 3 on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center. There will be a carnival, live music, food and a parade beginning at 1 p.m. A car show runs 5 to 11 p.m. Activities continue Sunday, capped by fireworks at 10 p.m. Website: www.coonrapidscommunitystrengthfoundation.com/4th-of-july-celebration.html.
Delano: Minnesota’s oldest July 4 festival will feature games, a carnival, music and more over several days, beginning July 1. On the Fourth, a 5K starts at 9 a.m. followed by Minnesota’s largest parade at 10:30 a.m. Family entertainment will continue throughout the day until a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. Website: www.delano4th.com.
Eagan: July 4th Funfest is modified this year with no carnival or parade this year. But there will be a kids’ bike parade and scavenger hunt and a modified 30-minute fireworks show at 10 p.m. at Central Park; the fireworks will be shot higher, allowing viewers to spread out more. Website: eaganfunfest.org.
Edina: Parade will be held Saturday, July 3, at 10 a.m. behind Edina City Hall. There will not be fireworks this year. Website: www.edinaparade.org.
Elk River: Elk RiverFest returns on July 3. Beginning at 2 p.m. on Main Street, there will be food, music and other activities until 9 p.m. A fireworks show will follow at 10 p.m., launching between Salk Middle School and VandenBerge Middle School. Website: www.elkrivermn.gov/elkriverfest.
Excelsior: Lake Minnetonka 4th of July celebration begins in Commons Park with a series of runs at 7:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., there will be a kids’ parade followed by a popsicle social. Fireworks begin at dusk on the lake. Website: www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com/lakeminnetonka4th.
Forest Lake: Carnival runs July 1-4 at American Legion with Bingo and music each day. A parade will be held Saturday, July 3, at 10 a.m. Fireworks will be Sunday, July 4, at 10 p.m. Website: www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us/190/4th-of-July.
Hastings: Festivities will be held Friday, July 2, at the Hastings Golf Club beginning at 8 p.m. with food and music. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Website: www.hastingsgolfclub.com/calendar.
Hudson, Wis.: Hudson Booster Days will run July 1-4 at Lakefront Park. There will be a carnival each night and food and live entertainment. Fireworks over the St. Croix River will begin at dusk on Saturday, July 3. Website: www.hudsonboosters.org.
Lakeville: The Pan-O-Prog festival will run July 4-11. Highlights include a July 10 parade at 5:30 p.m., a carnival July 8-11 and a fireworks show at King’s Park on July 4 at dusk. Residents are invited to watch from their car or home; there will be no viewing available at the park. Website: www.panoprog.org.
Maplewood: Fireworks will be held in Hazelwood Park at dusk. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic, but no grills, no open fires and no alcohol. Website: Look under News & Highlights at maplewoodmn.gov.
Marine on St. Croix: Sunday, July 4, parade on Judd Street begins at noon. There will be no fireworks this year. Website: www.marineonstcroix.org/fourthofjuly.
Mendota Heights: Fireworks on Sunday, July 4, will begin around 10 p.m. from the Mendakota Country Club. Website: mendotaheightsmn.gov.
Minneapolis: The traditional fireworks show along the Mississippi River will be replaced with smaller events in various parks throughout the city. Highlights include the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra at 2 p.m. at Lake Harriet and the bands Maria and the Coins and the Changeups at Father Hennepin Bluff Park from 3 to 6 p.m. Website: mplsredwhiteboom.com.
Mystic Lake Casino: Saturday, July 4, fireworks display after the 8 p.m. John Fogerty concert. Website: mysticlake.com.
Stillwater: There will be live bands playing 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lowell Park, and the St. Croix Jazz Orchestra at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Park Bandshell. There will be no fireworks. Website: discoverstillwater.com.
St. Croix Falls, Wis.: Big Rock Creek venue is hosting a public Fourth of July celebration from 2 p.m. to midnight. There will be hayrides, food, music and more. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. Admission: $20 for adults and $10 for kids and veterans. Website: www.bigrockcreekwi.com.
St. Paul: The St. Anthony Park neighborhood’s annual 4th in the Park is back. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 4, along Como Avenue before ending at Langford Park, where a program will be held in the bandstand at noon. Website: www.4thinthepark.org.
Treasure Island Resort and Casino: Annual Island Block Party will feature free family entertainment, including food trucks, live music and more beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3. An Elton John tribute show begins at 8:30 p.m. with free general admission seats and $39 limited amphitheater reserved seats. Fireworks begin at dusk. Website: ticasino.com.
White Bear Lake: The annual Manitou Days festival runs July 1-11. Highlights include a Grande Parade on Friday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m. downtown, followed by a Beach Dance at 8 p.m. at Memorial Beach. Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at West Park. Website: manitoudays.com.
Woodbury: The 4th of July Hometown Celebration will be held at the HealthEast Sports Center. Food trucks will be on site starting at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Website: www.woodburymn.gov/departments/recreation/special_events.php.