Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in 2023

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Fireworks above Lake Superior from the Grand Marais shore / David R. Johnson

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in 2023

By Caitlin Hannah

Ready to set your "out of office" autoreply and celebrate the Fourth of July? Wherever you plan to spend the holiday, there is sure to be a fireworks show nearby. Here is a roundup of displays from every region.

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Fireworks in Duluth

A fireworks display near Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth / Ronny Purba

Albert Lea

Ring in the holiday with fireworks at Fountain Lake on July 4 at dusk.

Apple Valley

The Freedom Days fireworks display will take place July 4 at 10 p.m. at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East.


Find food trucks, bingo, live music, a beer garden and more at Austin's Freedom Fest. Fireworks will take place July 4 at dusk in Bandshell Community Park.


Celebrate Independence Day in the "Walleye Capital of the World" with a little fishing and fireworks. Baudette and the Lake of the Woods area will host a fireworks display over Baudette Bay at Willie Walleye Park at 10:15 p.m. on July 4


The popular Bemidji Jaycees Red, White & Boom Firework Spectacular will light up the skies above Lake Bemidji on July 4 at dusk.  


Celebrate Independence Day at Bloomington's Summer Fete at Normandale Lake Park on July 3, which starts at 5 p.m. and winds down at 10:30

Cannon Falls

The Cannon Valley Fair is a hometown favorite with a fun-filled midway, grandstand demolition derbies and more. See the fireworks display July 4 at dusk.


Events will be held at City Center Park in downtown Chanhassen and Lake Ann Park. Join us July 2-4 for the annual carnival, food and beverages, kids' activities, parade, street dance and more. Fireworks will be on display July 4 at 10 p.m. 

Coon Rapids

Celebrate Independence Day with three days of free events, culminating with a fireworks display on July 4 at 10 p.m. on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center. Some seating will also be available on the grounds of Anoka-Ramsey Community College.


Catch fireworks over Serpent Lake on July 4 at dusk.


The 53rd anniversary of Crosslake's annual Fourth of July fireworks display kicks off at 10:10 p.m. on July 1. View the fireworks from the shores of Cross Lake or on the water, and be sure to tune into Skeeter 101.5 FM shortly before dusk to enjoy this year's show choreographed to music.


The popular Delano Fourth of July celebration is dubbed Minnesota's oldest and largest Independence Day celebration. You can find your favorite deep-fried fair foods, a parade, carnival games and rides and more. Fireworks will light up the sky on July 4 at 10:30 p.m. Find your spot and stake a claim on the dike near Central Park. 


Fourth Fest in Bayfront Festival Park will take place on July 4 with a fireworks display at 10:10 p.m. and gates opening at 4 p.m., with live music from Derek & the 50th South Band, Wild Horses and Black River Revue.

East Grand Forks fireworks display

A fireworks display lights up the sky above East Grand Forks  / Visit Grand Forks


Catch fireworks during Funfest on July 4 at 10 p.m. The celebration takes place at Central Park.

East Grand Forks

This popular annual fireworks display will be held on the south side of Grand Forks, near the Scheels Sports Complex, on July 4 at 10:30 p.m.


Celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the only public fireworks display over Lake Minnetonka. Explore downtown Excelsior and support local businesses and find a spot in Commons Park or near the water to see the fireworks at dusk on July 4.  


If you're celebrating up north this year, check out the fireworks show above Miners Lake on July 4 at 10 p.m. 


Catch the "Thunder Over Eveleth" fireworks display on July 3 at 10:15 p.m.

Forest Lake

Find your favorite carnival games, rides and foods at the weekend celebration in Lakeside Memorial Park. Fireworks will be on display July 4 at 10 p.m.

Grand Marais

Celebrate the holiday in Cook County with a fireworks display over Grand Marais Harbor on July 4 at 10 p.m. 

Grand Rapids

Fireworks will take place on July 4 at 10 p.m. at Pokegama Golf Course. Shuttles are available from the parking lot at Essentia Clinic starting at 8 p.m.

Ham Lake

On July 1, the Freedom Festival has bingo, live music, food and drink vendors in Ham Lake Lions Park. The night is capped off with a dazzling fireworks display at 10 p.m.


Join Harmony's day-long celebration on July 4, including a fireworks display at dusk in North Park.  


Enjoy this year's fireworks display at dusk on July 4, which helps kick off the week-long PAN-O-PROG ("Panorama of Progress") festival. 

Fireworks near the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna

Fireworks near the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna  / Owatonna Area Chamber


Enjoy fireworks in Riverfront Park on July 4 at 10 p.m. synced to music from Radio Mankato stations KXLP, KATO and KDOG. Gates open at 6 p.m., followed by free live music at Vetter Stone Amphitheater.


Watch fireworks light up the sky over Big Sandy Lake between Goffs and Webster's Bay on July 4. Tune your radio to KKIN 94.3 FM for a live simulcast from Floe Island.


The Freedom Days festival starts at 2 p.m. on July 3 with turtle races and music from Artisan, and winds down with fireworks at dusk.


See the fireworks display in Orr Bay on Pelican Lake on July 3 at dusk. The show can be enjoyed in your boat, car or backyard, and parking is available downtown. 


The annual Patriot Skies fireworks display will be held July 4 at 10 p.m. at the Steele County Fairgrounds.   

Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Rotary Club is sure to brighten up your Independence Day with a fireworks display at dusk.

Pequot Lakes

The Stars and Stripes Days fireworks display will be held July 3 at dusk at Pequot Lakes High School practice field. Some of the best viewing locations are Trailside Parks, Pequot Lakes School and the TDS parking lot.  


Join the community celebration on July 1 with a bean bag tournament, community dinner and pedal tractor pull followed by fireworks at dusk.

Fireworks light up the skies above Aquila Park in St. Louis Park

Fireworks in Aquila Park  / Discover St. Louis Park

St. Cloud

The St. Cloud Area Fireworks will be one of the largest pyrotechnics displays in central Minnesota on July 4 at 10 p.m. Great viewing areas are available on both sides of the Mississippi River, in Wilson and Hester parks, along 5th Avenue North, and throughout the community.  

St. Louis Park

Find concessions, vendors and live entertainment from DJ Bob in Aquila Park, plus fireworks promptly at 10 p.m. on July 4. 


Celebrate the holiday with live music, kid's games, food vendors, and fireworks at dusk on July 4 in Tofte Park. 


Celebrate with food trucks, lumberjack shows, games and local beers from Lake of the Woods Brewing Company. Fireworks will light up the sky on July 4 at dusk.

White Bear Lake

Join the celebration on July 4 to celebrate America's birthday. Find concessions, live music, and more in West Park and Memorial Beach. Fireworks will be on display at dusk.  

Willmar Lakes Area

Come out to Saulsbury Beach at dusk on July 4 to view the annual fireworks display above Green Lake. Enjoy the show by boat, in your car or sitting on blankets and chairs around the lake.


Celebrate the holiday with inflatable games, concessions and live music from Maiden Dixie, a raucous country-rock band. Fireworks will be on display at 10 p.m. on July 4 at HealthEast Sport Center.  

Caitlin Hannah

Caitlin Hannah is Explore Minnesota's social media strategist and resident Disney expert. She grew up spending summer weekends at her family's lake cabin in Detroit Lakes, and brings that "up north" attitude to everything she does. When traveling around the state, she likes trying new restaurants and taprooms, or watching Minnesota hockey.