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Where to Watch Fireworks in Minnesota 2013

Find the best places to enjoy the 4th of July on Patch’s map of Independence Day celebrations in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Wherever you live in Minnesota, it’s a good bet that there’s a fireworks display nearby to help you celebrate the 4th of July. So before you fire up that barbeque, check Patch’s map of Independence Day Celebrations to find the perfect place to cap off a patriotic fourth.

(Do you know of a fireworks display we missed? E-mail james.warden@patch.com with the details.)

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Host: St. Louis Park
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Aquila Park
Exact_Location: 3110 Xylon Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Concessions, vendors and live music from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rain date: July 5 (Weather line is 952-924-2567)
Link: http://www.stlouispark.org/events/july-4th-fireworks-celebration.html 

Host: Minneapolis (Red, White and Boom Fourth of July Celebration)
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Downtown Minneapolis; fireworks set off from Water Power Park. Viewing area is the riverfront between Stone Arch and 3rd Avenue Bridge.
Exact_Location: Main Street and 3rd Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Admission: Free
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
Link: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1437 

Host: Richfield
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Two viewing areas at Veteran's Memorial Park: 64th Street & Portland Avenue South and 66th Street & Chicago Avenue South
Exact_Location: 64th Street & Portland Avenue South, Richfield, MN
Admission: Free
Details: The Richfield Hometown 4th of July Celebration will run from July 2-5. Concessions, live music and family activies will be scattered throughout the grounds.
Link: http://www.richfield4thofjuly.com/index.php/events/event-guide 

Host: Eden Prairie
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Round Lake Park
Exact_Location: 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Admission: Free
Details: The Eden Prairie Hometown Celebration will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. July 4. The event will include music and food, and will culminate in a 10 p.m. fireworks show.
Link: http://www.edenprairie.org/index.aspx?page=17&recordid=53 

Host: Chanhassen
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lake Ann Park
Exact_Location: 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN
Admission: Free
Details: The Chanhassen Fourth of July Celebration runs from July 2-4. For more information, see the city website.
Link: http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=272 

Host: Woodbury
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 7pm- Festivities begin
Location: Ojibway Park
Exact_Location: 2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
Admission: Free
Details: All activities are free of charge. Concessions and glow necklaces will be sold on site beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 651-714-3583.
Link: http://woodbury.patch.com/groups/summer/p/2013-fourth-of-july-plans-for-woodbury 

Host: Oakdale
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 4 pm- vendors open
Location: Richard Walton Park
Exact_Location: 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Admission: Free
Details: Oakdale’s Fourth of July celebration will feature vendors and live music in addition to fireworks. Most vendors will open at 4 p.m., and the Rockin’ Hollywoods are set to play at the bandshell from 7-10 p.m.
Link: http://oakdale.patch.com/groups/summer/p/2013-fourth-of-july-plans-for-oakdale 

Host: Minnetonka
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 pm
Location: City Hall
Exact_Location: 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN
Admission: Free
Details: For weather information, call 952.939.TELL (8355). In the event of inclement weather, this hotline will provide information about the status of live performances and the fireworks display.
Link: http://minnetonka.patch.com/groups/summer/p/event-schedule-minnetonka-summer-festival-and-burwell-house-ice-cream-social 

Host: Excelsior
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: Dusk
Location: Excelsior Commons
Exact_Location: Lake Street and West Lake Street, Excelsior, MN
Admission: Free
Details: The concert is free, as is parking.
Link: http://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com/lake-minnetonka-4th-of-july.html 

Host: Edina
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Rosland Park
Exact_Location: 4300 W. 66th St., Edina, Minnesota
Admission: Free
Details: 
Link: http://edinamn.gov/index.php?section=events&evtid=3220 

Host: Roseville
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 1:30-10:30 p.m.
Location: Central Park-Lexington East
Exact_Location: 2540 Lexington Ave., Roseville, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Music and vendors throughout the afternoon and evening, fireworks at dusk.
Link: http://www.ci.roseville.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=1237 

Host: Plymouth
Date: 7/2/2013
Time: 10:15 p.m.
Location: Hilde Performance Center
Exact_Location: 3450 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, MN
Admission: Free
Details: 7/2/13, it's their only summer day with fireworks
Link: http://musicinplymouth.org/mip/events/music-in-plymouth/ 

Host: Hudson
Date: 7/6/2013
Time: 9-10 p.m.
Location: Lakefront Park
Exact_Location: First St. & Locust St., Hudson, WI 54016
Admission: Free
Details: 
Link: http://www.hudsonboosters.org/event/show/49598328 

Host: Northfield
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Bridge Square
Exact_Location: 12 Bridge Sq, Northfield, MN
Admission: 
Details: Celebrate Independence Day in Northfield and take in the rush of adrenalin from this race. Races start at 9:00 a.m. There's a kids' carnival (5-7 p.m.) and parade (6 p.m.) followed by a fireworks show (at approx. 10 p.m).
Link: http://www.northfieldcrit.blogspot.com/ 

Host: Fairmont
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Ward Park
Exact_Location: Albion Ave. and Webster Street, Fairmont, MN
Admission: Free
Details: One of greater Minnesota's largest fireworks displays. Originating at Heritage Acres, the displays begin at dark and can be watched from Ward and Sylvania Parks.
Link: http://www.visitfairmontmn.com/ 

Host: Mankato
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Riverfront Park
Exact_Location: Riverfront Drive and Rock Street, Mankato, MN
Admission: Free
Details: The annual Red Hot & Boom celebration features live music, live radio broadcast, and fireworks. The celebration kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Link: http://www.vetterstoneamphitheater.com/events/2013/july/4/red-hot-and-boom 

Host: White Bear Lake
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 8:00 p.m. Music starts, 10:00 p.m. Fireworks.
Location: West Park and Memorial Beach
Exact_Location: 4980 Lake Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Part of Manitou days, this display features a spectacular fireworks show set to music over the lake. Earlier in the day, enjoy food, arts & crafts, classic car show, kids activities & more.
Link: http://www.manitoudays.com/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=4470927&eventID=212916020&next=%2fshowAgenda%3fcalID%3d4470927%26pageNum%3d3 

Host: Prior Lake
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino
Exact_Location: 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Live bands and food trucks. Festivities start at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Link: http://www.mysticlake.com/rockandrockets 

Host: Coon Rapids
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Sand Creek Athletic Field and Park
Exact_Location: 940 NW. Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN
Admission: 
Details: Also features a carnival, craft and craft show, live music and parade.
Link: 

Host: Brainerd
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: Dusk
Location: Citywide
Exact_Location: Brainerd, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Brainerd is Minnesota's 4th of July Capital! On the 4th find activities at the Brainerd High School Football Field, world-class fireworks, and a parade through Brainerd.
Link: http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/events/details/2013-stars-stripes-days-pequot-lakes-brainerd-lakes-chamber-34517 

Host: Forest Lake
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Exact_Location: Forest Lake, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Parade at 10 a.m.
Link: http://www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={F49D2A72-BC50-44A2-8307-0AD9ACE87391} 

Host: Duluth
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10:10 p.m.
Location: Bayfront Festival Park
Exact_Location: Railroad St. and S. Fifth Ave. W., Duluth, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Visit Bayfront Festival Park during the Independence Day Celebration! Duluthians and visitors alike will enjoy this FREE community celebration. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m.
Link: http://www.visitduluth.com/events/fourthfest.php 

Host: Elk River
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lions Park
Exact_Location: 1104 Lions Park Drive, Elk River, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Family activities, food, music and more begin at 4 p.m.
Link: http://www.elkriver4th.com/ 

Host: Wahkon
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: Dusk
Location: Veteran's Park
Exact_Location: 151 2nd Street E., Wahkon, MN
Admission: Free
Details: 
Link: http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/12141/wahkon-fireworks/details.aspx 

Host: St. Cloud
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Hester Park and Wilson Park
Exact_Location: 1020 N. 6th Ave, St. Cloud, MN
Admission: Free
Details: 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.
Link: http://www.stcloudfireworks.com/ 

Host: Tofte
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Tofte Town Park
Exact_Location: Tofte Park Road, Tofte, MN 55615
Admission: Free
Details: This is the big Tofte event of the year: 10K run/walk, kids games, local crafts, face painting, food, live music and parade.
Link: http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/12908/tofte-july-4th-celebration/details.aspx 

Host: Stars and Stripes Days Fourth of July Celebration (Pequot Lakes)
Date: 7/3/2013
Time: Dusk
Location: Citywide
Exact_Location: Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Admission: Free
Details: Pig races, fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. Back for year the second year, enjoy the July 3 pig races, followed by entertainment and fireworks! July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.
Link: http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/events/details/2013-stars-stripes-days-pequot-lakes-brainerd-lakes-chamber-34517 

Host: Minneapolis (Powderhorn Park)
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Powderhorn Park
Exact_Location: 3400 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN
Admission: Free
Details: Music Stage: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Three food vendors: fair-like food, Mexican food and Caribbean food. Events: 1:00 pm Open Stage provided by Rare productions; 2:30 Aztec Dancing -Kalpulli KetzalCoatlique; 3:30 Alma Andina - Latin Folk Music; 4:45 Greg Herriges - Whirled music; 6:00 Phil Heywood - Guitar country/blues; 7:15 Ideawerks Powderhorn Studio; 8:00 Detroit Don King -Electric Blues; 9:30 Minneapolis Fire Collective - Fire Dancing!
Link: http://ppna.org/upcoming-events/4th-of-july-celebration/ 

Host: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Date: 7/4/2013
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Best viewing near the SMSC Wacipi (Pow Wow) Grounds
Exact_Location: 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN
Admission: 
Details: The display has been put on by the SMSC Public Works Department for the past 19 years.

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