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A guide to Independence Day parades and fireworks across Minnesota

A guide to Independence Day parades and fireworks across Minnesota
Richfield: Tuesday parade at 1 p.m.; fireworks 10 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Independence Day holiday is Tuesday, giving many an extra-long weekend to celebrate the country's 241st birthday. The forecast — for pleasant, summery weather — should be a boon for those attending the many parades and fireworks shows around the state.

Here's a rundown of select events for celebrating the holiday: 

Downtown Minneapolis
Tuesday, fireworks over the river at dusk. The city offers some good ideas here for places to view the fireworks, from parks to rooftops.

Downtown St Paul
Tuesday, 10 p.m., fireworks at CHS Field. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there's a movie at 7:30 p.m. Officials say that, due to “proximity of Holman Field (Saint Paul Downtown Airport) to CHS Field, fireworks will only be viewable from within the stadium. Fireworks will not be viewable from Mounds Park, the Saint Paul Cathedral, Harriet Island, or any surrounding downtown parks and bridges.”

Albert Lea
Monday, 5 p.m., parade from the fairgrounds to downtown. Tuesday, fireworks at dusk over Fountain Lake.

Alexandria
Tuesday, fireworks at 10 p.m., Lake Darling.

Anoka
Monday, fireworks at 10 p.m., best viewed from Castle Field or Anoka High School.

Apple Valley
Tuesday, 1 p.m. parade; fireworks, 10 p.m., at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East.

Bemidji
Tuesday, 10 p.m. fireworks best viewed from the Sanford Center parking lot.

Blaine
Tuesday fireworks at dusk, National Sports Center.

Bloomington
Monday, events at Normandale Lake Park starting at 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk.

Brainerd
Tuesday, fireworks at Adamson Field, starting at dusk.

Brainerd Area
Many communities in the area have their own celebrations and fireworks show. Check this list from the Brainerd Lakes folks.

Chanhassen
Tuesday downtown parade at 2:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m. at Lake Ann.

Duluth
Bayfront Festival Park, music and food starting at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10:10 p.m.

Eagan
Monday and Tuesday, Funfest at the Eagan Community Center festival grounds (1501 Central Parkway); fireworks Tuesday, 10 p.m.

Eden Prairie
Tuesday, day-long events at Round Lake Park; fireworks 10 p.m.

Edina
Tuesday, 10 a.m. parade from City Hall to Rosland Park. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Excelsior
Tuesday, dusk, fireworks at Commons Park on Lake Minnetonka.

Fort Snelling
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., early 1800s celebration with "cannon salutes, patriotic speeches, theatrical presentation put on by the fort’s soldiers, military dress parade, patriotic and military fife and drum music, historic games. Adults $12, seniors/ college students/veterans/active military $10, children ages 5-17 $6, children under 5 free.

Lakeville
Tuesday, events at Lakeville North High School starting at 6 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.

Maplewood
Tuesday, Hazelwood Park, fireworks at 10 p.m.

Moorhead
Tuesday, fireworks at 10:30 p.m., Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Plymouth
Tuesday, Hilde Performance Center, music starting at 5:30 p.m.; fireworks at 10:05 p.m.

Richfield
Tuesday parade at 1 p.m.; fireworks 10 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

St Louis Park
Tuesday, Aquila Park, music 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m; fireworks at 10 p.m.

White Bear Lake
Tuesday, Memorial Beach, fireworks at 10 p.m.

Woodbury
Health East Sport Center: Music at 6:30 p.m.; 10 p.m. fireworks.

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Walker MN

Parade - 2:00 p.m.; fireworks at dusk over Leech Lake
http://leech-lake.com/wp-lib/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Fourth-of-July.pdf

There is also Delano, the oldest continuously running Independence Day celebration in the state.
http://www.delano4th.com/

Others

Delano, Jul 4, 10:30.
Elk River, Jul 4, 9:45.
Annandale, Jul 4, 10:30.