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4th of July Celebrations Where You Live
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Parades, horse racing and of course, fireworks...communities around the metro are celebrating the nation's birthday in all sorts of fun ways this year. 

Just scroll down to your town for more information.

AFTON:
Afton's annual 4th of July parade and celebration starts at 12:00 noon followed by music by the Zing Rays and a food and beer tent.  This year's Grand Marshals are long-time residents Ken and Linda Johnson.
 
You can also ride the "Pedal Pub" in the parade and get a free beer or glass of wine for a $20 donation.  Contact the Afton Historical Museum  to make a reservation at 651-436-3500.
 
Avoid the parking hassles by parking at the Lakeland Plaza, one mile south of the I-94/County Road 18 intersection in Lakeland and taking the shuttle bus for $1.
 
ANDOVER:
Fireworks are part of the Andover Family Fun Fest on July 9th at 10:00 p.m. 

ANOKA:
Watch the City's 14th annual fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. on July 3rd.  The best viewing is at Anoka High School, 3939-7th Avenue.

On the 4th, enjoy root beer floats at the Ice Cream Social at George Green Park, 1498-6th Avenue South.  The North Suburban Concert Band performs from Noon-3:00 p.m.

APPLE VALLEY:
F
reedom Days are already underway featuring everything from a carnival, Kids Fishing Derby and Tennis Tournament to a Family Fun night  On Monday, July 4th, there's a Fun Run, parade and Fireworks Pre-Party starting at 5:00 p.m. at Johnny Cake Ridge Park-East, 5800-140th Street West.  Fireworks at 10:00 p.m.

BLAINE:
Blaine celebrates the holiday with a 30-minute fireworks display on July 4, 10 p.m., at the National Sports Center Stadium.

It will be preceded by a North American Soccer League game between the NSC Minnesota Stars and FC Edmonton that starts at 7:30 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON:
Bloomington will have fireworks during its annual Summer Fete Celebration on July 3 at Normandale Lake Park.

Fireworks will be held just after dusk. There will also be a Kids Carnival at 3 p.m. and music starting at 3:30 pm.  For more information, click here.

BROOKLYN PARK:
Fireworks took place during last weekend's Tater Daze.

CHANHASSEN:
City officials promise "one of the best fireworks displays in the Twin Cities" on the 4th of July at Lake Ann Park at 10:00 p.m.  Fireworks are launched from the east shore of Lake Ann.

CIRCLE PINES:
No official fireworks displays by the city.

COON RAPIDS:
Coon Rapids Fire Fighters and North Star Lions are hosting the 58th annual Fourth of July Celebration in Coon Rapids.

The celebration includes a parade, carnival, and fireworks, with the Midway opening at 3 p.m., Friday, July 1st.

The annual parade will begin at Sand Creek Park at 6 p.m. on Friday and honors the Coon Rapids "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" program and local military families.

Saturday highlights include crafts at the creek, karaoke, skate jam, and bingo and pull tabs. Sunday will have a live DJ starting at 6:00 p.m. and fireworks starting at approximately 10 p.m.

For more information,  click here.

COTTAGE GROVE:
Celebrations kick off at 6:00 p.m. at Kingston Park with a family style picnic, games and food on Monday, July 4th.  The Cottage Grove Lions will be selling Cold Stone ice cream, candy, hotdogs, brats, plus pop and water. 

Fireworks are scheduled for 10:00 p.m.

EAGAN:
Celebrate the Fourth of July all weekend long--Eagan's July 4th FunFest starts Saturday, July 2 at 8 a.m..

The celebration features a carnival, poker tournament, two different parades and concerts every night at the Eagan Community Center festival grounds located at 1501 Central Parkway.
For a full schedule of events, click here
 
Watch for Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July fourth.
 

EDEN PRAIRIE:
Watch the fireworks at the 4th of July Hometown Celebration at Round Lake Park.  The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with fun activities like bingo and inflatable rides, as well as live music. The park is located at 16691 Valley View Road in Eden Prairie.

EDINA:
The 2011 Edina Fourth of July Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. behind City Hall at Wittson Road and Eden Avenue...heads east to 50th and ends just before Halifax Avenue.  The theme this year is "America the Beautiful." For more parade information, click here.

Fireworks are at Rosland Park at 10:00 p.m. after a concert by the First John Phillips Sousa Memorial Band.

EXCELSIOR:
H
ear the Minnesota Orchestra serenade festivities on the Fourth at Excelsior Commons Park on Lake Minnetonka. 

The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with the 2-mile firecracker run, a Kids Parade at 11:00 a.m. followed by live music at the bandshell--the park is located at 21 Water Street.

The orchestra plays from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., and fireworks are scheduled for 10:00 p.m.

FRIDLEY:
No fireworks will be displayed on July fourth, but they will have them at dusk on Saturday night of 49'er Days, June 25.

HASTINGS:
Fireworks at 10:00 p.m. at Hastings Country Club, 2015 Westview Drive.

HUDSON:
L
akefront Park is the place to be on Sunday, July 3rd for some fireworks at dusk over the St. Croix River.  The park is located off 1st Avenue.

It's all part of the "Booster Days" celebration, which starts on Friday, July 1st with a carnival, parade, live entertainment and a number of events and activities.
Click here for more information.

LAKEVILLE:
Lakeville will hold fireworks on July 4 during its annual Pan-O-Prog Celebration.

The fireworks will take place at dusk at Lakeville North High School. Parking will be available at Lakeville North High School, Lake Marion Elementary School, Antlers Park, Heritage Commons, Century Middle School, and Water Treatment Facility.

There will be other entertainment from 7-11 p.m. For more information, click here

MINNEAPOLIS:

The Minneapolis "Red, White & Boom" celebration on the Minneapolis Downtown Riverfront begins Sunday, July 3rd with a 5K Fun Run at 6:30 p.m. at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park.  You can listen to live music and watch movies in the Nicollet Island Pavillion starting at 7:00 p.m. with "Communist Daughter," and "Iron Man 2" at 9:15 p.m.

On July 4th, the day begins with a Half Marathon at 6:30 a.m. on Main Street.  Then four stages featuring live music kick off at 3:30 p.m., family activities and entertainment start at 6:00 p.m. at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, and finally, fireworks at 10:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.

And at Powderhorn Park, you can enjoy the day.  The celebration starts at noon with live music, food vendors and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.  The park is located at 3400-15th Avenue South.

MAPLE GROVE:
Fireworks happen on Saturday, July 16th behind City Hall, over Arbor Lake.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS

The Mendota Heights City Council is partnering with Mendakota Country Club to sponsor a fireworks display for the community. The fireworks will be launched from the Mendakota Country Club beginning about 10 p.m.

MOUNDS VIEW:
The annual city fireworks display happens during the "Festival in the Park" celebration, which happens on Saturday, August 20th at the City Hall park.

OAKDALE:
For the first time in many years, city officials say the communities of Oakdale and Landfall will not be hosting fireworks at Tanner's Lake Park.  This year, watch fireworks at dusk at Walton Park by City Hall at 15th Street and Hadley Avenue.  The Rockin' Hollywoods perform at the Walton Park Band Shell before hand, starting at 7:00 p.m.

PLYMOUTH:
Look for fireworks on Wednesday, June 29th instead of the 4th at the Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Boulevard.  The evening features a number of performers, starting at 5:00 p.m. including the Plymouth Rockers, Keri Noble, Jack Brass Band, Lamont Cranston Band and the Minnesota Orchestra at 8:45 p.m. 

Fireworks are scheduled for 10:10 p.m. at the end of the musical evening.  For more information, click here.

PRIOR LAKE:
See the fireworks at the Pow Wow Grounds by the Shakopee Mdewkanton Sioux Community at 10:00 p.m. The grounds are located just south of County Road 42 between County Road 83 and County Road 17/Marshall Road.

Before the big display, listen to a free outdoor concert with Diamond Rio in the amphitheater next to The Meadows at Mystic Lake Driving Range.

Also in Prior Lake, the Prior Lake Association will host its annual boat parade on Monday, July 4 at 1 p.m. beginning at Captain Jack's on Upper Prior Lake, followed by a fireworks display from Watzl's Beach on Lower Prior Lake at 10 p.m. providing excellent views from almost anywhere north or west of Lakefront Park.

RAMSEY:
They have no fireworks on the Fourth of July, but they do have fireworks at the annual “Happy Days” event on Sept. 17 this year.

RICHFIELD:
The celebration goes from July 1st-5th, featuring a Carnival throughout, a Kiddie Parade on Saturday night at 5:00 p.m., a car show and street dance on Sunday, a parade at 1:00 p.m. and fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. on Monday. For more information, click here.

ROBBINSDALE:
F
ireworks display happens during Whiz Bang Days from July 7th-10th.

ROSEVILLE:
Fireworks will be on display on the Fourth of July as a part of Rosefest, the weeklong festival beginning Saturday, June 25.

The all-day event will culminate with a concert by a community band and fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. over Lake Bennett at Central Park.

More information is available by clicking here

ST. LOUIS PARK:
The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. at Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Avenue, with concessions, vendors and live music.  Fireworks at 10:00 p.m.

ST. PAUL:  
Watch fireworks at dusk on the 4th of July launched from Harriet Island.  City officials say that can be anytime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

SHAKOPEE:
Whether or not the 4th of July will be celebrated at Canterbury Park, hinges on state lawmakers, the Governor and the looming government shutdown.

Canterbury Park is planning to hold its annual "Fireworks Spectacular" on Sunday July 3rd.  Gates open at 2:30 p.m., with horse racing at 4:00 p.m. and music around 7:00 p.m. by Mick Sterling and the Irresistibles.  Fireworks, which will be choreographed to music, start at 10:00 p.m.

On the 4th, the Park is giving away free Hormel hot dogs, to accompany a hot dog eating contest and the Championship Weiner Dog Race.  It's also Pepsi Familty Days at the track, with free pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting.  On July 3rd & 4th, admission is free for kids 17 and under, $5 for adults, $3 for seniors.

SHOREVIEW:
No fireworks on the 4th, but during the "Slice of Shoreview" event, which will be hosted July 22-24 at Island Lake Park at I-694 at Victoria Street. There will be fireworks on both July 22 and July 23.

STILLWATER: 
Fireworks will be displayed on July Fourth. The celebration will be held at 10:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park.

VADNAIS HEIGHTS:
Vadnais Heights does its fireworks as part of "Heritage Days" in August. This year, they're scheduled for Saturday, August 20th at dusk at Vadnais Heights Community Park.

WACONIA:
This year marks the 35th annual 4th of July fireworks over Lake Waconia.  The display will be launched from Coney Island in the middle of the lake at dusk.  July 5th is the rain date.  You can watch them from the Lake Waconia Regional Park, Lola's Lakehouse, InTowne Marina, Cedar Point Park or from your boat on the lake.

WHITE BEAR LAKE:
Manitou Days concludes with a bang with fireworks on the Fourth of July.

A lighted boat parade and concert precede fireworks in the evening.
 
Locals are invited to decorate their boats and take place in boat parade. It starts at the Marina Harbor and ends at Memorial Beach with prizes and awards. For more information call 651-429-7661.
 
The Shoreview Northern Lights Community Band will play at Memorial Beach at 8 p.m. until the fireworks start.
 
Fireworks display will start at 10 p.m.
 

WOODBURY:
Fireworks will be held at Ojibway Park at 10:00 p.m.  There will be music and entertainment before hand, starting at 7 p.m. with country band Darlene & the Boys. 

Ojibway Park is adjacent to Woodbury High School, located at 2665 Woodland Drive.
 
          

 

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