4th of July 2016

2016 4th of July fireworksThe 4th of July is coming up fast, which means fun and fireworks!

If you are wondering where to catch the nighttime aerial show this year, we’ve got the run-down for you. While most take place on Monday, July 4, please note that a couple of celebrations take place the day – and days – before.

So unless otherwise noted, all take place on Monday, July 4.


The city’s only fireworks display for the 4th of July happens along the city’s Riverfront, hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

From 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm, you are welcome to enjoy live music at one of three parks along the river. At Father Hennepin Bluff Park, Matthew Hannah will perform from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm, and Function Junction will take the stage from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm. At Mills Ruin Park, Plaid Brixx has the first set and Dylan Jakobsen the second. And at Boom Island, the Minnesota Orchestra will perform from 8:30 pm until 9:45 pm.

Then, at 10:00, a spectacular display of fireworks will light up the sky choreographed to music by Prince. You can hear the music on The Current (89.3 FM) on the Current website, or via the MPR app.



It’s a tradition that’s been happening since 1970 in Edina. At Rosland Park, located at 4300 W. 66th St., the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band will perform starting at 8:30 pm, with the fireworks beginning at 10:00 pm.


St. Louis Park

Enjoy concessions, vendors, live music and of course, fireworks, at Aquila Park located at 3110 Xylon Ave. S. The Tuxedo Band will take the stage, starting at 7:00 pm, and fireworks will light up the sky promptly at 10:00 pm. Rain date is Tuesday, July 5.


Eden Prairie

You get two full days of fun and fireworks at Eden Prairie’s Round Lake Park, located at 16691 Valley View Road. They’ll have fun activities for the entire family from canoeing and paddleboarding to inflatable fun, sidewalk chalk, bingo, magic and live music on both July 3 and July 4. And at 10:00 pm both evenings, fireworks.



Summer Fete falls each year on July 3, and this year is no different. The fun Happens at Normandale Lake Park, located at 5901 W. 84th St. starting at 5:00 pm with a kids carnival, live music, food vendors and more. Then shortly after 10:00 pm, look toward the Hyland Lake Ski Jump to see the aerial display of fireworks, launched from Chalet Rd.



Richfield spends three days celebrating the nation’s birthday with fun activities on July 2, 3 and 4 at Veterans Memorial Park. July 2 is Family Night, complete with a movie in the park. July 3 is the car show and street dance. And July 4 is a parade, party and fireworks. The Rockin’ Hollywoods will take the stage early in the evening on the 4th and warm the crowd up. Then, at 10:00, fireworks will light up the sky.

Happy Independence Day! 

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