Twin Cities Independence Day Celebrations

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Minneapolis Red, White and Boom

WHERE:  Father Hennepin Park, Minneapolis, MN.

WHEN: July 4th; 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Fireworks at 10 p.m.

IMPORTANT INFO: For a detailed list of road closure information regarding the event please visit the MPRB Road Closure webpage.  Celebrate the 4th of July during Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a two-day celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  On July 4th Father Hennepin Park will offer FREE family activities in the Family Fun Zone 6pm – 9:30pm. While live music will be playing at Mill Ruin Park and Father Hennepin Park from 6pm – 10pm. There will also be lots of tasty food vendors so come hungry!  The Red, White and Boom Celebration closes with a spectacular fireworks display along the Riverfront at 10 p.m. More information at


Saint Paul

WHERE:  Saint Paul’s downtown riverfront area, near Harriet Island Regional Park. Harriet Island will be open for those wishing to bring a blanket and enjoy the show. Additional recommended areas in downtown for viewing include Kellogg Mall Park along Kellogg Blvd, Indian Mounds Park, Raspberry Island and the Science Museum of Minnesota Stairs.

WHEN: July 4th Dusk (about 10:15 p.m.)

IMPORTANT INFO: Areas of Shepard Road will be closed before and after the fireworks show, and signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance.  Those interested in viewing the fireworks are encouraged to carpool, take public transportation, or use alternative forms of transportation to get to the city, and are advised to allow extra time for travel. Similar to past years, there will be no parking in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding the viewing area.

Bloomington Summer FeteUncle Sam hands out balloons

WHERE:  Normandale Lake Bandshell, 84th Street and Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN

WHEN: July 3rd, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Fireworks at Dusk

IMPORTANT INFO: 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!

blaineBlaine Fireworks Extravaganza

WHERE:  National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN ‎

WHEN: July 4th, Dusk (about 10:15 p.m.)

IMPORTANT INFO:  Have your cameras ready and be prepared to be amazed by a Fireworks display like no other.

Roseville – Party in the Park

Waiting for the ShowWHERE:  Central Park @ Lexington , Roseville, MN

WHEN: July 4th, 1:00-10:30pm; Fireworks at 10pm over Bennett Lake

IMPORTANT INFO: Kids Games, Carnival Activities, Food, Rosetown Playhouse Performances, Concerts in the Park:
>    2:45pm  Splatter Sisters

>    4:15pm  Songs of Hope Preview Show
>    5:45pm  Sandy & the Hitmen
>    7:30pm  Roseville Big Band
>    9:00pm  Roseville Community Band


Lakeville Fireworks


WHERE:  Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044

WHEN: July 4th,  7 p.m – 10 p.m.

IMPORTANT INFO: Join us for a spectacular aerial fireworks display and entertainment including live music by the band CASTAWAYS, temporary tattoos, clowns and concessions. Lawn chairs or blankets suggested to sit on the football practice field and surrounding areas.

Eden Prairie Hometown Celebration

WHERE:  Location: Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN55346

WHEN: July 4th,  3 p.m – 13 p.m.; fireworks 10 p.m.

IMPORTANT INFO: Check out the new and improved Round Lake Park and enjoy entertainment, food, activities and more throughout the evening!  Activities include BINGO with the Lions Club, Concessions and Beer, Kiddie Parade, Kids Activities, Skate Plaza Grand Opening and Demonstrations, Splash Pad Grand Opening, Pickleball Demonstrations and Tournaments, Live music with the Eden Prairie Community Band, Jazz on the Prairie, Cyril Paul and Synergy.

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Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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