Independence Day will be celebrated a little differently this year, but with proper social distancing and safety precautions, attending a fireworks display remains a fun way to celebrate July 4 in Minnesota.
Here are a few spots throughout the state that are still putting on a fireworks show in 2020.
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 starting 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. Spectators are encouraged to social distance and watch the display at various places around the lake.
Starting July 4 at 10 p.m., you can attend the 50th anniversary of Crosslake's annual Fourth of July fireworks display. View the fireworks from the shores of Cross Lake or on the water—either way, tune into Skeeter 101.5FM Radio shortly before dusk to enjoy this year's show choreographed to music.
Although the Rice County Fair has been cancelled, the fireworks show will go on! Point your eyes toward the Rice County Fairgrounds on July 4 at dusk to see the show. City officials are encouraging people to view the show throughout the town.
Although the viewing area is closed to visitors, fireworks will be launched at King Park on July 4 at 10 p.m. The display will be viewable throughout the city to allow for social distancing and more spectators to enjoy the show.
Although an exact location isn’t available, the Luverne fireworks display can be enjoyed throughout town starting July 4 at dusk.Find a spot outside, spread your blanket on the ground and look to the sky to enjoy the show.
The Early Edition Rotary Fireworks Display - Patriot Skies will be held rain or shine on July 4th at the Steele County Fairgrounds. Spectators will not be allowed in the grandstand but can watch from their vehicles on the surrounding fairgrounds.
The Park Rapids Rotary Club’s fireworks display is sure to brighten up your Independence Day this year. The fireworks display will be centered in Heartland Park, but the Rotary asks you to find a nearby spot where you can enjoy the show while maintaining social distancing. The show will kick off July 4 at dusk.
Catch a movie under the stars followed by fireworks at CHS Field in Lowertown St. Paul on the evening of July 3. The Saints will kick off their Friday Night Films & Fireworks event with an 8 p.m. showing of "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" followed by fireworks for the holiday. Tickets are $15, and the open-air ballpark will utilize four distinct and socially distanced areas for fans.
Fireworks on the Bay in Walker will be on display July 4 at dusk. They will be launched from the city park area, and can be viewed throughout the city. Find a spot in your car, boat or blanket and enjoy the show.
Come out to Saulsbury Beach at dusk on July 4 to view the annual fireworks display above Green Lake. Spectators are encouraged to enjoy the show by boat, cars or in small family gatherings around the lake.
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.
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