Wondering where to catch a good Fourth of July celebration around the metro?
Look no further than Delano, which has beaten back floodwaters from the Crow River and is set to have an old-fashioned Independence Day that includes one of the oldest parades in the Twin Cities area, as well as the fireworks show families love.
Festivities started Wednesday, July 2 and continue through Saturday, July 5.
Information can be found via the Delano Fourth of July website.
The annual Coon Rapids Fireworks Show will take place at 10 p.m. at Sand Creek Athletic Fields and Park, 1008 Northdale Blvd. NW. The night also features a carnival, craft show, live music and a parade.
This year’s show will be fireworks ONLY, without a carnival or concert. The event, held annually now at the Elk River Lions Park (1104 Lions Park Drive) starts at 10 p.m.
Fireworks will be shot off from the lake, but are best seen from Excelsior’s Commons Park. A concert will also begin at dusk. More from the Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce here.
Heading up north? Brainerd has a full day of Fourth of July activities starting, July 3 (of course?) with a handful of fireworks displays starting Thursday night and running through Saturday evening along Garrison Bay, Ruttgers Bay, Crosslake, Brainerd International Speedway and Nisswa.
For all of the events up “north,” check out the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce site.
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 also will 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.)
What: Red, White and Boom Fourth of July Celebration
When:10 p.m. July 4
Location: Downtown Minneapolis; fireworks set off from Water Power Park. Viewing area is the riverfront between Stone Arch and 3rd Avenue Bridge.
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
This year’s fireworks have been MOVED with the islands on the Mississippi under floodwaters. July Fourth 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.