104.1 JACK-FM has all the information you need for where you can see fireworks in the Twin Cities! Click on the city nearest to you to find information about their Fourth of July firework display plans.
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• On July 3 and 4, Minneapolis will host ‘Red White and Boom,’ an event sponsored by KFAN sports radio, News-talk 100.3 FM, Cities 97, Kool 108, and mpls (Minneapolis tap water). On July 3, there will be a 5k run at 6:30 p.m. in Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. On July 4, there will be a half marathon at 6:30 a.m. on Historic Man Street. On July 3rd there will also be free music and a movie held between 7-11 p.m. on the Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power Street. There will be a free concert, and food and beverages available for purchase. Free family activities and entertainment will be provided by the following orgs: Minneapolis institute of the arts, Minnesota sea life aquarium, Radio Disney, and Kartoons. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. The best viewing locations are along the water on either side of the Stone Arch Bridge, or along West River Parkway, or along SE Main St (near the Water Power Park and Father Hennepin Park). Location: 2117 West River Road Minneapolis, MN 55411
• On July 3 come see the largest parade in Southern Minnesota with over 100 units traveling Bridge and Fountain Streets. July 4 is one of the largest fireworks display in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Watch the beautiful reflection off of Fountain Lake, downtown Albert Lea. Albert Lea, MN 56007.
• Alexandria 4th of July fireworks at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Ln. NW Alexandria, MN 56308, Time and phone number not available yet.
• Fireworks & Ice Cream Social Join us for the Annual Fireworks display on Tuesday, July 3 at dusk (approximately 10 p.m.). The best viewing is from Anoka High School.
Anoka’s Ice Cream Social is on Wednesday, July 4 at George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave. S. The North Suburban Concert Band will perform from Noon-3 p.m. Root beer floats will be served at Noon until gone. Bring a lawn chair, relax, and enjoy!
These celebrations in honor of Independence Day would not be possible without the generosity from local businesses, organizations, individuals and volunteers.
• The Blaine Festival takes place JUNE 22, 23, & 24 is an annual community celebration with weekend-long events for every member of the family. This year’s celebration will be held at Aquatore Park and showcases a wide variety of entertainment with something for everyone. This weekend gala includes a carnival, craft shows, helicopter rides, recreational activities, food, and live bands to name a few. But that’s not all! They also extended the festival to include July 4th. The Fourth of July celebration concludes with a fireworks extravaganza. Fireworks begin at 10:00 p.m.
• Bloomington Summer Fete, on July 3, has become the true “ringing in” of Independence Day in the Twin Cities. This year’s fun starts with a carnival, includes two entertainment stages – the Kid’s stage and the Main Stage – featuring a great lineup of performers, and as usual, culminates with a fantastic fireworks display just after dusk!
Location: Normandale Lake Bandshell, 84th Street and Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN
• Below is a list of Brainerd Lakes Area 4th of July Celebrations
July 3 Stars & Stripes Days (Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point)
The Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point July 4th Celebration fireworks show will take place on July 3 during the Stars & Stripes Days. Fireworks begin at dusk
Location: Pequot Lakes High School Football Field
July 4 Garrison Bay Fireworks
Join us in Garrison for Fireworks on Garrison Bay. One of the top displays in Minnesota!
July 4 Hackensack Fireworks
Always on the 4th! The Hackensack Fireworks being at dusk.
July 4 Longville’s 4th of July Fireworks
After a full day of events, sit back at sun-down to enjoy the Longville fireworks show over Girl Lake.
July 4 Brainerd’s July 4th American Celebration
Brainerd and Baxter light-up the skies each Fourth of July with a fireworks show beginning at dusk.
• Burnsville July 4th Extravaganza at Raceway Park: Celebrate the 4th of July with lots of family fun at Raceway Park! Festivities include Hotdog Eating Contest, Figure 8’s, Flagpole Feature V8s, Thunder V8’s, Mini Stocks, Flyers, Trailer Race, and FIREWORKS! One Checkered Flag Blvd, Shakopee 55379 Phone: 952.445.2257 Events begin at 7 p.m.
• Hosted by the Chanhassen Rotary Club on July 4, 2012 The Chanhassen Rotary Club has announced the theme of this year’s Fourth of July Parade will be “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon!” Bring your family to downtown Chanhassen at 2:30 p.m. to view the floats, catch some candy and celebrate this Independence Day with your neighbors.
• The Coon Rapids 4th of July Celebration (June 30th – July 4th) includes a parade, a carnival, a car show and more! Mark your calendars and plan to have some fun as part of the annual Coon Rapids 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the Coon Rapids firefighters, the North Star Lions Club and the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation, the events are held at Sand Creek Park, located at 1008 Northdale Boulevard. Fireworks begin at 10:00 p.m. on July 4th. There will also be karaoke all five days.
• Cottage Grove Fireworks: Wed. July 4 2012 9 p.m.-11 p.m. fireworks begin at dark. Location: Kingston Park
•The Delano 4th of July Celebration will take place June 30, July 1, July 3 and July 4th.
The bands have been booked and include Rocket Club, GB Leighton, Tim Mahoney and Diamond Back!
Here is taste of what else you can plan for:
Over the 4 days of events you can join tens of thousands as they enjoy a wide variety of food and drink, bingo, nightly dances, the American Legion Baseball Tournament, modified and slow pitch softball tournaments, a kiddie parade, all surrounded by the fun and excitement of the Delano carnival! Join a Minnesota tradition that began in 1857 – celebrate the 4th of July in Delano!
Events include: Wednesday, July 4
All Roads to the Parade Route Close at 9:15 a.m. Come to town early and pick your spot to enjoy the morning festivities!
The 28th July 4th 5K begins at 9:45 AM. Preregister online. Registration on-site opens at 7:30 a.m.
Minnesota’s oldest & largest 4th of July Parade Begins at 10:30 a.m. 2012 Grand Marshal, Keith Marler of Fox 9 News.
Food booths open at 8:00 a.m. and Noon
Bingo Stand opens at Noon
Huge Fireworks Show at 10:30 p.m.
• Eagan’s July 4th Funfest Date(s): July 3, 2012 – July 4, 2012
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121
Toll Free: 866-324-2620
A star-spangled celebration is in store for you during Eagan’s July 4th Funfest Celebration! Enjoy the Fourth of July Parade, Miss Eagan Funfest Ambassador Program, a carnival filled with thrilling rides and amusing games, live entertainment, and of course; a breathtaking fireworks display!
• The Eden Prairie 4th of July Hometown Celebration at Round Lake Park will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 4th with several concerts. Fireworks choreographed to music will begin at 10 p.m. and are best viewed from the beach on Round Lake.
• 4th of July Hometown Celebration Date: July 4, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors for Eden Prairie’s most popular community event! Enjoy entertainment, food, activities and more throughout the evening.
5:30 p.m., Jazz on the Prairie Big Band
6:45 p.m., Eden Prairie Community Band
8 p.m., Synergy
10 p.m., FIREWORKS display with music
10:30 p.m., Synergy
Concessions: Westrums (Footlong hotdogs, corndogs and cheese curds), Jersey Brothers Pizza, The Kettle Korn Factory (Kettle Korn and pork chops on a stick), Eden Prairie Lion’s Club (Beer), Drew’s Mini Donuts
Location: Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie
• Lake Minnetonka 4th of July celebration 2012 schedule:
8 a.m.: Firecracker 2-mile
8:30 a.m.: Firecracker 10K Run (Registration begins in May)
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Sand Sculpture Contest at the Commons Beach
8:30 a.m. to Noon: Patriotic Popsicle Social
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Kids’ Patriotic Parade (new start location at 3rd & Water Sts.)
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Kids’ Fishing Contest along shoreline at Commons
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Music in/around the Bandshell
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Chris Thompson & Coral Creek -Bandshell
8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.: Sit Tight and Look Up: the Aerobatic Show
8:20 p.m.: Salute to Our Veterans
8:28 p.m.: Presentation of the Colors
8:30 p.m.: The Minnesota Orchestra- Courtney Lewis, Assoc. Conductor
9:55 p.m.: Taps and Countdown
Dusk: Great Big Fireworks
• Fireworks Cruise and Fireworks Dinner Cruise:
Dates: July 1, 2012. Be sure to give yourself 20 to 30 minutes to park your vehicle or arrive early and take a stroll in the park and enjoy Booster Days! Departing from 500 1st St. in Hudson, WI, boarding at 7:30 p.m. and cruise from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Lakeville fireworks on July 4. Join us for Lakeville’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. Concessions provided on site. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested to sit on the football practice field and surrounding areas.
Parking: Lakeville North High School; Lake Marion Elementary School; Antlers Park; Heritage Commons; Century Middle School and Water Treatment Facility
Food drive: Bring a non-perishable food item and help fill the food shelves! 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4.
6:30 to dusk: Inflatables for ALL ages! National Guard Climbing Wall, Blackhawk Helicoper
7 p.m.: Live Band
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Temporary Tattoos and Concessions
Dusk Pre-fireworks: recognition of our Armed Forces, Police and Fire Departments, and the singing of our National Anthem
Dark: Fireworks, set to music, designed by the RES Specialty Pyrotechnics.
For more information, contact Lakeville Parks and Recreation at 952-985-4600 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be a boat parade on July 4 7:30pm-8pm, and Farmers Market will be open noon-5pm on July 4th.
• Rockin’ Hollywoods event followed with 4th of July Fireworks on July 4 at 7 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
• The 4th of July Parade in Park Rapids features flags, fire trucks, floats, festivals and fido. Find out why thousands come to watch every year. This year’s theme, Catch a Memory, picks up on the community’s successful application to host the Governor’s Fishing Opener in 2013. The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber sponsors the parade that starts at 5 p.m. on North Main Avenue, marches south on Main and proceeds west on 5th Street.
4th Of July Sponsor Form
• Richfield 4th Of July Celebration is at Veteran’s Park @ 10 p.m. There are two viewing areas from the park: 64th Street and Portland Avenue South and also 66th Street and Chicago Avenue South. Please be advised that between the hours of 8:30 p.m. & 11 p.m., 66th Street will be closed between Portland Avenue South & 12th Avenue and Portland Avenue South will be closed between 66th Street & 64th Street to allow for a safe & expeditious exit of the pedestrian traffic.
A special invite-only portion will be occuring from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in a fenced off area and will be featuring 1130AM NewsTalk’s radio personalities, Davis & Emmer.
• Rosefest 2012 – Your place in the parks! June 23-29 and July 4, July 4: Fireworks over Bennett Lake @ 10 p.m., for a look at the flyer and events:
• Valleyfair Fireworks: Fantastic Fireworks are now nightly! Valleyfair will light up the sky on select evenings from June 1 through August 25 with a Fantastic Fireworks display. Fireworks begin at 9:50 p.m. on every night the Park is open until 10pm or later. An extended Fantastic Fireworks show will be presented Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
• The St. Cloud area July 4th fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. on July 4th. It will be the 65th annual July 4th fireworks display along the banks of the Mississippi River, and are synchronized to a special soundtrack. This year’s fireworks promise to cap a sensational day of relaxation with one of the largest fireworks displays anywhere in Minnesota of July 4th. For the 6th consecutive year, Central Minnesota’s largest 4th of July fireworks display will be launched from barges in the middle of the Mississippi River offering spectacular viewing from both Hester and Wilson Parks. Hester Park is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, between 9th and 12th street north. Hester Park provides a family friendly environment for enjoying the entire day. Wilson Park is located just off Riverside Drive and across the river from Hester Park. Wilson Park affords spectators with fantastic views of the fireworks display. Wilson Park also plays host to members of the United States military and their families in a special ‘reserved seating’ area. No reservations needed, simply bring a chair, show your military ID and enjoy the show!
St. Louis Park
• Fireworks at Aquila Park is a St. Louis Park tradition! Concessions, vendors, and a special performance by Stevie and the Table Rockers (rock-n-roll music) will be at the park 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at approximately 10 p.m. Although leashed dogs are allowed in our parks, we strongly discourage them from attending due to their hearing sensitivity. Wednesday, July 4 (rain date is Thursday, July 5) Weather Cancellation/Event Line: (952) 924-2567, Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S. Free – no registration required.
• Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 – Stillwater Fireworks Display
Dinner cruise is boarding at 8 p.m. Cruise from 8:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
• 4th of July Fireworks over Lake Waconia July 4, 2012, Waconia, MN Spectacular Fireworks Show over Lake Waconia! Begins at dusk on July 4. Best Viewing from a boat on Lake Waconia, Lola’s Lakehouse, Lake Waconia Regional Park, Cedar Point Park, in Town Marina. Rain Date is July 5th.
White Bear Lake
• 4th of July Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m., shot out from the waters just beyond Memorial Beach on Lake Avenue and 11th Street. Music performed by the Northern Lights Band will begin at 8 p.m. at West Park across from the beach and continue through the fireworks display. In case of rain, fireworks will be on Tuesday, July 5.
• Celebrate the 4th of July at hometown celebration! The evening will kick off with entertainment featuring Woodbury’s own Josh Tollefson (my Muse) and Tyler Metkowski (TyM). The InsideOut Band will perform from 7 p.m. until the traditional fireworks display. All activities are free. Concessions sold on site.
Location: Ojibway Park
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Schedule of Events:
6-6:45 p.m.: my Muse & TyM
6 to 10 p.m.: Food Sales
7 to 10 p.m. : InsideOut Band
10 p.m.: Fireworks Display
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