The Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year. Here’s a guide to Fourth of July events and safety tips to help you plan.

Fourth of July Events

There are many events scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Click the dropdown below to see whether events are scheduled in honor of the day in your area:

Apple Valley - Freedom Days: This festival runs from June 30-July 4, capped by a party and fireworks on July 4 at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East.

Aquila Park, St. Louis Park: Food and performances will be at the park July 4 from 7-10 p.m. and fireworks are to begin at 10 p.m.

Blaine - Fireworks Display: Fireworks in Blaine will be launched at 10 p.m. July 4 at the National Sports Center.

Castle Field, Anoka - Annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks: Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. July 3 near Castle Field.

Coon Rapids - 4th of July Celebration: Centered at Boulevard Plaza from July 2-4, this Fourth of July celebration includes carnival rides and games, food, live music and a Firecracker 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run among other festivities.

Eagan - FunFest: The FunFest on July 4 includes a parade starting at 10 a.m. and a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Edina - Fourth of July Parade: Fireworks begin at dusk on July 3, and the Edina Fourth of July parade begins at 10 a.m. on July 4.

Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Celebration: Held at Excelsior Commons Park starting at 7:30 a.m. July 4 with a set of Firecracker Runs, this event includes a fireworks show and fair food on site.

Lakeville - Pan-O-Prog: Live music, a carnival and fireworks are just a few events at Lakeville's Pan-O-Prog from July 4-10.

Minneapolis - Red, White and Boom: This year's celebration and fireworks been canceled again, this time due to construction and staffing shortages. Instead, smaller events will be held at parks around the city.

Northfield - Fireworks Display: Northfield's fireworks will be launched from Northfield Middle School at 10 p.m. on July 4.

Roseville - Rosefest: A host of events will be held for Rosefest's "Rendezvous in '22" from June 23-July 4.

Round Lake Park, Eden Prairie: Events will run all weekend, starting with a military salute at 6:30 p.m. on July 1.

St. Anthony Park, St. Paul - 4th in the Park: This annual July 4 event starts with an 8 a.m. fun run and includes a parade that starts at 11 a.m.

St. Cloud - Fireworks: Fireworks are expected at 10 p.m. July 4 and are visible from both Hester and Wilson parks.

St. Croix River, Stillwater: Fireworks over the river are back on this year among other events on July 4.

Woodbury - Fireworks Display: Gates open at 5 p.m. on July 2 to enjoy food, music and other entertainment before fireworks start at dusk.

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Firework Safety

The State Fire Marshal states sparklers, cones and tubes that emit sparks and novelty items such as snakes and party poppers are legal in Minnesota. Examples of legal and illegal variations of fireworks can be found here.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 250 people, on average, are sent to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the Fourth of July holiday.

The organization lists several safety tips when using fireworks here, including:

  • Never place any part of the body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse
  • Never try to relight or pick up fireworks that haven’t fully ignited
  • Keep a bucket of water or garden hose nearby
  • Light fireworks one at a time, and move away from the firework quickly
  • After fireworks have been ignited and complete their burning, douse the spent device with water before discarding it

Fourth of July Weather and Traffic

Whether you’re planning to stay in town or head out of town for the Fourth of July, be sure to check the KSTP weather forecast and traffic updates.

Track weather conditions via the maps below, and be sure to watch 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for the latest weather reports.

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