It’s no secret that Independence Day is tomorrow in our great country — but here in the Twin Cities, some of you might be wondering, what is there to do, where can I got to celebrate the 4th?
Let’s see what’s around the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis – Red, White and Boom
Red, White and Boom is a two-day celebration hosted along the Minneapolis riverfront. The first day, July 3rd (today), features a 5K and live music. The second day starts of with the ‘Red, White and Boom! TC Half Marathon,’ running through Northeast Minneapolis and ending on the Stone Arch Bridge.
After all that exercise stuff is over, the party kicks off with live music at 6 pm. The bands Dred I Dread and High Brow and the Shades will be playing at the Father Hennepin Bandshell while ‘Hot Damn! and The Rhythm Roosters’ play at the Mill Ruins Park. The Father Hennepin Bandshell will also feature a Family Fun Zone with free activities for kids such as face painting.
End the night with a fireworks display along the Riverfront. The fireworks will be set off from Water Power Park, closing the 3rd Avenue bridge. See the map to find your best viewing area.
St. Paul – Fourth in the Park
Fourth in the Park features St. Paul’s only Independence Day parade. The procession includes color guard, band, floats, neighborhood units and more. The parade starts at 11 am on Luther Place and continues down Como Avenue to Langford Park.
At Langford Park, the picnic begins with classic such as hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and ice cream. The day features a variety of activities including a horseshoe tournament, volleyball tournament and pony rides.
Music is featured at the Bandstand starting at 1 pm Pig’s Eye Jass Band starts the show off with two performances, followed by Denny and the Dawgs at 4:30 pm. Everyone at the Bandstand will receive door prizes.
Southern Suburbs – Rock and Rockets
Mystic Lake present Rock and Rockets, a free event in Shakopee. The event starts at 5 pm with live music featuring Boogie Wonderland, Lost Highway and Free Fallin’. There will also be a Beer Garden for refreshment and lots of food options from local food trucks. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.