4th of July celebrations in and around the Twin Cities

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We like celebrating our nation’s independence every year on the 4th of July with a BANG! This year our nation’s celebration will be on a Tuesday, but even though it’s not on a weekend that doesn’t mean the Twin Cities won’t be celebrating as big as ever. Throughout the entire state there is an abundance of festivities happening in various counties and cities, but even though they are all celebrating for the same reason not all are created equal. With both large and small events happening, here is a compilation of cities around the metro that will be hosting events, festivities, and of course fireworks.

Apple Valley Freedom Days

Events/Activities: 2 & 5 mile run, Freedom Days Parade, Carnival, Music, Dancing, Games, Fireworks
Location: 14870 Granada Ave PMB 182 Apple Valley, MN 55124
Time: June 27th – July 4th

Blaine Fireworks Extravaganza

Events/Activities: Fireworks
Location: National Sports Center 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Time: July 4th

Bloomington: Summer Fete

Events/Activities: Kid’s Karnival, Family Entertainment, Fireworks
Location: Normandale Lake Park W 84th St & Chalet Rd, Bloomington, MN 55437
Time: July 3rd, 5pm

Chanhassen: 4th of July Celebration

Events/Activities: Fishing contest, Car Show, Beer & Wine Garden, Carnival, Parade, Live Music, Fireworks
Location: City Center Park 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Time: July 4th, 7am to 10pm

Coon Rapid’s Fourth of July Celebration

Events/Activities: Parade, Carnival, Bingo, 5k, Live DJ, Fireworks
Location: Sand Creek Park 1008 Northdale Blvd N.W. Coon Rapids, MN
Time: July 2nd – 4th 

Eagan: July 4th Funfest

Events/Activities: Carnival, Live Music, Bingo, Car show, Bike Parade, Red Cross Blood Mobile, Fireworks
Location: Eagan Community Center festival grounds 1501 Central Parkway Eagan, MN
Time: July 3rd – 4th

Eden Prairie: 4th of July Hometown Celebration

Events/Activities: Pickleball Tournament, 5k, Swimming, Inflatable Fun, Face Painting, Bmx Demonstrations, Bingo, Fireworks
Location: Round Lake Park 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Time: July 4th, 7:30am to 11pm

Edina: Independence Day Parade & Fireworks

Events/Activities: Dancing, Parade, Live Music, Fireworks
Location: Edina City Hall, 4801 W 50th St, Edina, MN
Time: July 4th 10am to 11pm

Excelsior: Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Celebration

Events/Activities: Firecracker Run, Sand Sculpture Contest, Petting Zoo, Live Music, Fireworks
Location: Excelsior Commons Park 21 Water St Excelsior, MN 55331
Time: July 4th, 7:30am to 11pm

Lakeville: Pan-O-Prog

Events/Activities: Inflatables, Live Music, Clowns, Concessions, Photo booth, Fireworks
Location: Hazelwood Park, 1663 County road C, Maplewood, MN 55109.
Time: July 4th, 6pm to 10:30pm

Minneapolis Riverfront: Red, White and Boom!

Events/Activities: Live Music, Concessions, Fireworks
Location: Mississippi Riverfront 212 2nd Ave. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55414
Time: July 3rd – 4th

Mystic Lake: Rock and Rockets

Events/Activities: Live Music, Musically-choreographed Fireworks
Location: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. Prior Lake, 55372, MN
Time: July 4th, 5pm

Richfield 4th Of July 2017 Fireworks

Events/Activities: Street Dance, Parade, Fireworks
Location: Richfield, MN
Time: July 3rd – 4th

Roseville  Fourth of July Celebration

Events/Activities: Live music, Vendors, Puppet show, Inflatables, Fireworks
Location: Central Park 2540 Lexington Avenue North
Time: July 4th, 1pm to 10:30 pm

St. Louis Park 4th Of July Fireworks

Events/Activities: Live Music, Fireworks
Location: Aquila Park 3110 Xylon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Time: July 4th, 7pm – 10pm

Stillwater  Fourth of July Celebration

Events/Activities: Live Music, Fireworks
Location: Lowell Park 100 S. Main Street Stillwater, MN
Time: July 4th, 7pm

White Bear Lake: Manitou Days

Events/Activities: Lighted Boat Parade, Free Food, Live Entertainment, Dancing, Fireworks
Location: Manitou Days White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Time: July 4th, all day

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