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:
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.”
Monday, 5 p.m., parade from the fairgrounds to downtown. Tuesday, fireworks at dusk over Fountain Lake.
Tuesday, fireworks at 10 p.m., Lake Darling.
Monday, fireworks at 10 p.m., best viewed from Castle Field or Anoka High School.
Tuesday, 1 p.m. parade; fireworks, 10 p.m., at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East.
Tuesday, 10 p.m. fireworks best viewed from the Sanford Center parking lot.
Tuesday fireworks at dusk, National Sports Center.
Monday, events at Normandale Lake Park starting at 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk.
Tuesday, fireworks at Adamson Field, starting at dusk.
Many communities in the area have their own celebrations and fireworks show. Check this list from the Brainerd Lakes folks.
Tuesday downtown parade at 2:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m. at Lake Ann.
Bayfront Festival Park, music and food starting at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10:10 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, Funfest at the Eagan Community Center festival grounds (1501 Central Parkway); fireworks Tuesday, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, day-long events at Round Lake Park; fireworks 10 p.m.
Tuesday, 10 a.m. parade from City Hall to Rosland Park. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, dusk, fireworks at Commons Park on Lake Minnetonka.
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.
Tuesday, events at Lakeville North High School starting at 6 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.
Tuesday, Hazelwood Park, fireworks at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, fireworks at 10:30 p.m., Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Tuesday, Hilde Performance Center, music starting at 5:30 p.m.; fireworks at 10:05 p.m.
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.
Health East Sport Center: Music at 6:30 p.m.; 10 p.m. fireworks.