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Ultimate 4th of July Events Guide

Leslie Dahlen

Leslie lives and works in Bloomington and serves many communities throughout the Twin Cities...

Leslie lives and works in Bloomington and serves many communities throughout the Twin Cities...

Jun 20 5 minutes read

Overwhelmed with options this 4th of July? No worries, we’ve put together a list of all the best spots to spend the holiday in the Twin Cities area.

Fireworks

  • Bloomington Summer Fete
    • When: Tues July 3rd Starts at 5 pm, Fireworks at 10 pm 
    • Where: Normandale Lake Park - 5901 W 84th St. Bloomington, MN 55438
  • Shakopee Canterbury Park 
    • When: Tues July 3rd – Races start at 4:00 pm with live music until the fireworks start at dusk
    • Where: Canterbury Park - 1100 Canterbury Rd. Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Eden Prairie 4th of July Hometown Celebration
    • When: Wed July 4th, Events all day, Fireworks at 10 pm
    • Where: Round Lake Park - 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346
  • Shakopee Valley Fair
    • When: Wed July 4th, Park is open 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4th, with the fireworks show beginning at 10:10 pm:
    • Where: Valley Fair - 1 Valleyfair Drive Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Richfield 4th of July Celebration
    • When: Wed July 4,  City parade starts at 1:00 pm, fireworks show starts at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park - 6335 Portland Ave.Richfield, MN 55423
  • Edina Fireworks
    •  When: Wed July 4th, Music at 8:30 pm, Fireworks at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Rosland Park - 4300 W. 66th St. Edina, MN 55423
  • Prior Lake Mystic Lake Casino
    • When: Wed, July 4th, Fireworks start at 10 pm 
    • Where: Mystic Lake Casino - 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW Prior Lake, MN 55372
  • Chanhassen 4th of July Celebration
    • When: Wed July 4th, Events throughout the day, Fireworks at 10 pm:
    • Where: Lake Ann Park - W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • Chaska Fireworks Show
    • When: Wed July 4th, Fireworks start around 10:00 pm
    • Where: Chaska Commons - 142 Pioneer TrailChaska, MN 55318
  • Eagan July 4th Funfest
    • When: Wed July 4th from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Fireworks show starts at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Eagan Community Center Festival Grounds - 1501 Central Parkway Eagan, MN 55121
  • Apple Valley Freedom Days
    • When: Wed July 4th 1:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Fireworks start at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Johnny Cake Ridge Park - East 5800 140th St. WApple Valley, MN 55124
  • Lakeville Pan-O-Prog
    • When: Wed July 4th, Events at 6:30, Fireworks at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Lakeville North High School - 19600 Ipava Ave Lakeville, MN 55044
  • Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge
    • When: Wed July 4th, Food and music start at 6:30 pm; Fireworks start at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Stone Arch Bridge - 15 Portland Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Minneapolis Lake Calhoun
    • When: Wed July 4th, Day at the lake, Downtown fireworks start at 10 pm and can be seen from the beach or water
    • Where: Lake Calhoun - 3000 Calhoun Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Minneapolis Gold Medal Park
    • When: Wed July 4th, Downtown Fireworks start at 10 pm
    • Where: Gold Medal Park - 1099 S 2nd St Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Minneapolis Red White & Boom
    • When: Wed July 4th from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Fireworks show starts at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Father Hennepin Bluffs Park - 420 Main Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Blaine Fireworks Extravaganza
    • When: Wed July 4th, Fireworks start at 10:00 pm
    • Where: National Sports Center - 1700 105th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55449
  • Plymouth Music in Plymouth
    • When: Wed July 11th, Music starts at 5:00 pm, Fireworks at 10:00 pm
    • Where: Hilde Performance Center - 3450 Plymouth Blvd.Plymouth, MN 55447

Parades

  • Edina, MN
    • When: Wed, July 4 Parade at 10:00 am
    • Where: Begins behind City Hall 4801 W. 50th St
  • Richfield, MN
    • When: Wed July 4, City Parade 1:00 pm
    • Where: Parade heads E on 70th St from Harriet Ave to 12th Ave S
  • Chanhassen, MN
    • When: Wed July 4, 2:30--4:00 pm
    • Where: Downtown Chanhassen Parade

Recommended Eats

These restaurants feature a fireworks view on July 4th

  • Maynards: 685 Excelsior Blvd.Excelsior, MN 55331 - Located on a wharf, this bustling American joint offers gluten-free options, tap beers & martinis.
  • Sea Change: 806 S. 2nd St.Minneapolis, MN 55415 - Upscale seafood eatery inside the Guthrie Theater with a creative menu, plus stylish decor.
  • Brits Pub: 1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 - Classic fare & English pints in a relaxed, wood-clad setting with fireplace & rooftop lawn bowling.
  • Stella's Fish Cafe: 1400 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55408 - Buzzy seafood destination with happy hours & a roomy, industrial-chic setting with a rooftop patio.
  • Dock Cafe: 425 E. Nelson St.Stillwater, MN 55082 - Comfortable eatery overlooking the St. Croix river serving steaks, chops & other American fare.
  • Acqua: 4453 Lake Ave. S White Bear Lake, MN 55110 - Lakefront pick for intimate, upscale Italian dining featuring an outdoor patio with water views.

More fun events

Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Celebration

Boat parades all day, Fireworks at night. 

Chamber Welcome Center 37 Water St.Excelsior, MN 55331

Independence Day Celebration

Wed July 4, 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm Experience life in the 1800s with cannon salutes, military parades, etc. Fireworks 

Historic Fort Snelling

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