Whether you prefer watching an elaborate fireworks display or would rather light sparklers in your backyard with friends and family, we have the ultimate guide to the Fourth of July in the Twin Cities. Check out the lineup for a red, white and blue-tastic weekend, along with our top 5 favorite spots for catching a firework display.
The iconic stone bridge that leads into Downtown Minneapolis gives a great vantage point for seeing fireworks explode as part of the Red, White and Boom celebration. Get there early as seated spots fill up quickly, and stick around after the show for post-fireworks libations at the eateries along St. Anthony Main.
The Twin Cities’ largest lake is also home to a spectacular fireworks display over the water. Read about the City of Excelsior’s Fourth of July Celebration below.
Shakopee’s outdoor amusement park will host a firework display that is just as thrilling as its rides. The park is open until 11pm on July 4th, with the firework show starting at 10 p.m.
If you’re looking for smaller crowds, this is the place to watch fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. The display isn’t quite as massive as that of Red, White and Boom, but will still get you in the holiday spirit.
Observe beautiful bursts of color over Downtown Minneapolis from the pristine Gold Medal Park.