Wondering where to catch a good Fourth of July celebration around the metro?
Look no further than Delano, which 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 start Friday (today) and continue through Wednesday, July 4.
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 near Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The holiday week also features a carnival, craft show, live music and a parade. Check out the City of Coon Rapids’ website for more.
This year’s show will be Saturday, July 7 as part of a downtown festival, with activities for all ages and a concert. The event, best viewed annually now at the Elk River Lions Park (1104 Lions Park Drive) starts at 10 p.m. Fireworks are launched from the Elks’ football field.
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 2 (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 and 4. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. on July 4.
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 canceled by the city. However, there WILL be fireworks at CHS Field after the Saints games on July 2 (vs. Fargo-Moorhead) and Friday, July 6 (vs. Lincoln, Nebraska).
Other areas around the metro with displays (check local websites for more): Valley Fair, Mystic Lake Casino, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, Richfield, Mendota Heights, Woodbury, Anoka, St. Louis Park, Stillwater (over the St. Croix) and Lakeville (as part of Pan-O-Prog).