Austin, Minnesota - Freedom FestIf you prefer to stay local, check out Freedom Fest in Austin, Minnesota. With celebrations like a street dance and a parade throughout the weekend and a giant firework display at dusk, you are sure to find something for all ages. The giant sledding hill at the Bandshell makes for the perfect spot to relax and watch the show. Also, make sure to grab some grub from all the delicious food trucks and enjoy the music going on all day.
Rochester, Minnesota - Silver Lake ParkAnother fun thing to do locally with the family is to head over to Silver Lake Park for Rochester’s July 4th Concert and Fireworks Display. The best part is that the concert is free to the public. Riverside Concerts will be presenting Chuck Blattner directing the Rochester Concert Band as the evening’s main event. The fireworks display will follow the concert that evening.
Other city celebrations going on over the weekend include:
- Minneapolis’ Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, Relay & 5K celebration at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
- New Ulm’s Patriotic 4th of July Celebration at Turner Hall's Park
- RoseFest citywide event in Roseville
- 4th of July Celebration in Downtown Harmony
Don’t worry if you will be out of town for the weekend, Minnesotans everywhere love to celebrate Independence Day. Explore Minnesota lists all the Fourth of July parties that will be happening this year according to city. After all, what better way to enjoy the end to a great day than laying out a blanket on the grass while watching Fireworks fill the sky!