There's more to celebrate this summer than ever before, and Independence Day is a favorite festivity for many. As the anticipated long weekend and "out of office" replies loom, you can hit the road to revel in the holiday and catch a fireworks display along the way.
Here are a multitude of cities throughout the state that are planning Independence Day firework celebrations in 2021.
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. July 4.
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 dusk.
Celebrate Independence Day with a two-day celebration July 3 – 4 with fireworks on July 4 at dusk on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center and some seating is available on the grounds of Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
Starting July 3 at 10 p.m., you can attend the 51st 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 101.5 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. at Central Park.
Celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the only public fireworks display over Lake Minnetonka. Explore downtown Excelsior and support local businesses or join the kids parade at 11 a.m. Find a spot in Commons Park or near the water to see the fireworks at dusk on july 4.
Fireworks will take place on July 4 at dusk; shuttles will be running from Essentia Health to Pokegama Golf Course. Food and beverages will be available at nearby Pokegama Grill. Bring your own blanket and chairs.
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 Park Rapids Rotary Club's fireworks display is sure to brighten up your Independence Day this year. Tune in to KDKK 97.5 FM and Hot Country 92.5 FM to enjoy the choregraphed show with music on both stations. The "pre-game" starts at 9 p.m. July 4 with fireworks at dusk.
The Stars and Stripes Days fireworks display will be held July 3 at 10:10 p.m. at Pequot Lakes High School practice field. Some of the best viewing locations are Trailside Parks, Pequot Lakes School and TDS parking lot.
Cheer for the Saint Paul Saints at CHS Field in Lowertown St. Paul, where there will be fireworks following every game July 2-4. The weekend wraps up in big way with a SPIREworks Supershow after Sunday night's game.
Celebrate the holiday with inflatable games, concessions and live music from The Thrillbillies, an upbeat country cover band. Fireworks will be on display at 10 p.m. on July 4 at HealthEast Sport Center.
Find summer fun at the Radio Works Beach Bash in Centennial Park on July 3. There will be food and drink, inflatable games and live music from the Chris Hawkey Band, a local favorite, with fireworks at dusk on July 3 and July 4.
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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