4th of July Fireworks, Area Events, Concerts and More!

Area 4th of July Fireworks Schedule



Here is a list of the Fireworks Displays around Southern Minnesota & Northern Iowa.  If you know of a fireworks display that we should add to our list, send us an email: keycnews@keyc.com 

All days are on the 4th of July unless otherwise noted.

Mankato – Vetter Stone Amphitheater at Riverfront Park @ 10 PM

Other area fireworks

Albert Lea – Fountain Lake, City Beach @ Dusk

Algona, IA – Kossuth County Fairgrounds @ 10 PM

Arlington (Saturday, July 1st) – Sibley County Fairgrounds, After the Race

Cambria (Monday, July 3rd) – Ball Diamond @ Dusk

Elysian (Friday, June 30th) – Lake Francis @ 10 PM

Fairmont – Sisseton Lake @ 10 PM

Hanska – Hanska Ballpark @ Dusk

Madison Lake – North Shore Park (Saturday, July 1) @ 10 PM

Morton – @ Dusk

New Prague (Monday, July 3rd) – Middle School @ 10 PM

Owatonna – Steele County Fairgrounds @ 10 PM

St. James – St. James Lake @ Dusk

St. Peter – Nicollet County Fairgrounds @ 10 PM

Sleepy Eye – Allison Park @ Dusk

Spirit Lake/Orleans, IA (Monday, July 3rd) – Big Spirit Lake @ 10 PM

Vernon Center – @ Dusk

Waseca – Clear Lake @ 10 PM

West Lake Okoboji, IA – @ 10 PM

Upcoming Mankato Events This Week

From Greater Mankato Growth Events Page

Shrek the Musical – MSU Theatre
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
When: June 26th – July 1st @ 7:30 p.m.
When: Ted Paul Theatre | 320 Maywood Ave, Mankato

Barks and Brews: Still Robbers Band
Mankato Brewery is teaming up with Mending Spirits Animal Rescue and Misfit Acres to bring you some quality music for you and your 4 legged friends!
When: June 27th @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mankato Brewery | 1119 Center Street, North Mankato

Picnic in the Park Local Talent Variety Show
Picnic in the Park is a FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, no alcohol, community event that features local community members who sing, dance, play a variety of instruments, and more! AND you can show off your singing talent with Kato Karaoke!
When: June 27th @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dave’s River Valley Harley-Davidson | 1200 North River Drive, North Mankato

Mankato MoonDogs vs. Rochester Honkers
MoonDogs Can Koozie Giveaway presented by Tindal & Associates, LLC:
 The first 500 fans will receive a MoonDogs Can Koozie courtesy of Tindal and Associates, LLC.  Tindal & Associates, LLC. for all of your Tax & Accounting Needs. Happy Hour:  $2 domestic taps and $1 hot dogs from when gates open until first pitch.
When: June 27th @ 7:05 p.m.
When: Franklin Rogers Park | 601 Reed Street, Mankato

Songs on the Lawn: The Murphy Brothers Band
Admission is always FREE and FREE parking is available throughout the downtown area. Songs on the Lawn gives co-workers, friends and families from all around the region an opportunity to gather in the City Center to enjoy live music from area bands. Attendees can also purchase lunch and snacks sold by a variety of local vendors.
When: June 28th @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza | 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

Mankato’s Movies in the Park – Zootopia
Come out and enjoy a Minnesota evening under the stars watching a FREE movie! Bring your chairs, blankets, snacks, family, and friends! We will be showing Zootopia!
: June 28th @ 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Where: Franklin Rogers Park | 601 Reed Street, Mankato

Peppers Classic
When: June 29th – 30th @ All Day
Where: Caswell Park | 1875 Howard Dr West, North Mankato

MAYBA Legion Tournament
When: June 29th – July 1st @ All Day
Where: Franklin Rogers Park & Mankato East High School | 601 Reed Street, Mankato & 2600 Hoffman Rd, Mankato

 Live Music: Train Duet
Classic Country, variety, pop
When: June 29th @ 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

Live Music: Amy Manette
When: June 29th @ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Wow! Zone | 2030 Adams Street, Mankato

Live Music: Andy Tackett
Rock, country, soul
: June 29th @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery | 1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota

Winedown for the Weekend
Live classical and jazz piano with Ben Marti
: June 29th @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Morgan Creek Vineyards | 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm

Community Movie Night – The Greatest Showman
Bring a blanket and chair + come join us for a Movie Night here in the church parking lot! We’ll be watching “The Greatest Showman” on the big screen outside when the sun starts setting!
: June 29th @ 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: New Creation World Outreach Church | 1124 North River Drive, North Mankato

Mankato Community Mural: All For One
Everyone welcome, no charge, live music, food, all materials provided. Come down, paint for as long as you want.
: June 30th – Julye 1st @ All Day
Where: Bellissimo Paint and Coatings | 417 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Monster Float 18
This event is just a bunch of people that want to have a good time and float the river in a group.
: June 30th @ 11:00 a.m.
Where: Rapidan County Park | 54116 Glory Lane, Mankato

Aval Music
Wine and music on the patio! See you there!
: June 30th @ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Javens Family Vineyard and Winery | 20011 589th Avenue, Mankato

Live Music: Dan Duffy Orchestra
30’s-40’s swing
: June 30th @ 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

Irie Minds at Music in the Plaza
Watch/Listen/Enjoy drinks on one of the many patios!
: June 30th @ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: South Front Plaza | Downtown Mankato

Mankato MoonDogs vs. Duluth Huskies
First 300 fans will receive a foldable paper airplane for our post-game challenge to win cash and prizes.
When: June 30th @ 6:05 p.m.
When: Franklin Rogers Park | 601 Reed Street, Mankato

Live Music: Dan Israel
American folk, rock
: June 30th @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery | 1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota

Jazz Nite with the Ben Marti Ensemble
: June 30th @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Morgan Creek Vineyards | 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm

Mankato MoonDogs vs. Duluth Huskies
Donate a non-perishable food item to local food shelves at the Frank and receive a $5 premium ticket.
When: July 1st @ 6:05 p.m.
When: Franklin Rogers Park | 601 Reed Street, Mankato

Road Trips

From Explore Minnesota

Southern Minnesota

Now through Sept. 1 (Saturday evenings), Pipestone
Pipestone Ghost Walks
This walk will and stroll down Main Street and meander through alleyways while a costumed guide spins tales of the bizarre and unusual as well as providing some history of the area. A highlight of the tour is a local hotel which is a source of many paranormal activities and sightings. Pipestone County Museum. 507-825-2563

June 29 – July 3, Welch
Treasure Island Block Party 2018
The Island Block Party is back with carnival rides, live music including Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and more, all leading up to the biggest fireworks display in southern Minnesota. Treasure Island Resort & Casino. 651-388-6300

June 29 – July 4, Elysian
Elysian 4th of July Celebration
In Elysian, the 4th of July is celebrated over multiple days with highlights such as a kid’s fishing contest, grand & kiddie parades, dances, Sakatah Trail Sing-along, kids’ carnival, flea market, car show, silent auction and fireworks display. Downtown Elysian. 507-267-4040

June 30, Faribault
FAB 6: All You Need is Love Beatle’s Encore Show
FAB 6 returns to the Paradise stage after their sold out, standing-room only performance in 2017. In addition to Beatle’s favorites from the 2017 show, FAB 6 will perform new Beatle songs, presented with aplomb and joy. This amazing show includes 6 highly talented musicians who are life-long Beatles fans. They are joined onstage by The Pepperland String Quartet, The Parlophone Singers and The Sun King Brass. The Paradise Center for the Arts. 507-332-7372

June 30 – July 4, Austin
Freedom Fest
Freedom Fest celebrates our independence over numerous days with lots of fun events and activities such as the Jaycees Street Dance, Parking Lot Party, arts & crafts show, car show, live music by numerous bands, SPAM Town Disc Golf Tournament, Mini-Piggy Fun Run, 25-mile bike ride, kids’ fishing contest, parade, fly-in Breakfast, water wars, 5-mile jog, ice cream social, raffle and more. Band Shell Community Park. 507-437-4561

July 2-22, Winona
Minnesota Beethoven Festival
Celebrate the music and legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven at the MN Beethoven Festival. Enjoy 11 concerts by nationally and internationally recognized artists at various venues throughout Winona. This year’s headliner is Sarah Chang! 507-474-9055

July 4, Waseca
Lakefest Music Festival
Celebrate Independence Day by the lake during the Lakefest Music Festival. Highlights include the Lakefest Freedom Run, live stage entertainment by 5 bands, a boat parade, root beer float specials, food vendors, beer garden, face painting, airbrush tattoos and crazy hair, inflatable rides, kiddie train and fireworks show at dusk. Clear Lake Park (with playground equipment and public beach). 507-461-2604

July 6-8, North Mankato
North Mankato Fun Days
North Mankato Fun Days delivers 3 days of fun for people of all ages including Grande and Kiddie parades, carnival games & midway rides (special needs carnival on Sunday), dancing & live music, petting zoo, kids’ pedal tractor pull, bingo, car show, food concessions, and more. Wheeler Park. 800-232-6909

July 6-21 (Fridays & Saturdays), Walnut Grove
Wilder Pageant
The Wilder Pageant is a family-oriented outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove. This nightly live performance includes all characters from the Walnut Grove area. Laura narrates the story, reflecting on her life in Walnut Grove in the 1870s. Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and the hillside amphitheater on the banks of Plum Creek. 507-859-2174

July 13-15, Welch
Prairie Island Indian Community Pow Wow
Watch, listen and feel Native American culture and history come to life. In addition to daily Grand Entries, dancers, drum groups and singers, visit the many vendor booths and try a variety of Native foods. The celebration is held outdoors next to Treasure Island Resort & Casino. 651-267-4020; 651-388-6300

Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Now through July 4, White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake Manitou Days
Celebrate Manitou Days in this beautiful lakeside community, and enjoy more than 70 events! The fun kicks-off with Marketfest and ends on the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks display to music over the lake. Other highlights include a Grande Parade, Manitou Days Beach Dance, Manitou Days Children’s Fishing Contest, My First Tri, Arts & Crafts Fair, Drop-In Discovery Stations, Bear Boating Pontoon Rides, 3rd Annual Manitou Days Pie Contest, YogaDevotion on the Beach, community-wide garage sales, Garden Party, 14th Annual Manitou Days Pet Parade & Blessing, and Sunday Night Fever: Ski Otters Water Ski Show! 651-653-5122

Now through Sept. 3, St. Paul
Blooming Butterflies Exhibit
Blooming Butterflies offers visitors a total immersion experience for the young and old. The 2,500 square foot greenhouse features a thriving butterfly habitat that over the course of the summer will become home to over 100 species of butterflies from around the world. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. 651-487-8201

Now through Oct. 21, St. Paul
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea is a massive, colorful, traveling art exhibit that debuts at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, June 23. The Washed Ashore exhibit features giant sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the plastic pollution found in our oceans and waterways. The artwork will be combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach visitors about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and how every action counts to help save our seas. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. 651-487-8201

June 28 – July 4, Roseville
Rosefest 2018
Rosefest celebrates the community’s values and traditions of health and wellness, arts and entertainment, fun and fresh air for people of all ages. Events include the annual Rose Parade, Party in the Park, Golden Rose Medallion Hunt, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre in Central Park, Superhero Carnival, Rosefest Campfire & Backyard Campout, live music, food & exhibitor vendors, inflatables and fireworks over Lake Bennett! 651-792-7000

June 29, Apple Valley
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan with special guest Victory Boyd will perform at the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo. 952-431-9200

June 29 – July 4, Forest Lake
Forest Lake 4th of July Celebration
Forest Lake’s 4th of July Celebration is a multi-day event featuring a carnival, numerous live music acts, bingo, steak fry, old time baseball game, 4th of July parade, and fireworks. Many events at the Forest Lake American Legion. 651-464-2600

July 1, Prior Lake
World-renowned composer Yanni will perform at the Mystic Showroom stage as part of “Live At The Acropolis” 25th Anniversary Tour. 952-496-6563

July 2-4, Chanhassen 
City of Chanhassen’s 4th of July Celebration
This fun-filled family event includes Family Night at the Carnival, Midwest Carnival rides & concessions, the Taste of Chanhassen, a street dance featuring the Casa Blanca Orchestra, pony rides, petting zoo, kiddie games, live music, water wars, adult & kiddie fishing contests, 4th of July parade, fireworks and much more! City Center Park & Lake Ann. 952-227-1100

July 3-4, Eagan 
July 4th Funfest
Bring the family to enjoy the colorful parade, thrilling rides, carnival fun, nightly entertainment with a performance by The Gear Daddies, bike parade, Texas Hold ’em and more on the festival grounds of Central Park. The fireworks display is the region’s largest, taking place at dusk on the 4th of July. 651-675-5546

July 4, Minneapolis
Red, White and Boom
Celebrate America’s Independence Day at Red, White and Boom, a celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. This annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale – fireworks! Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront. 612-230-6400

July 4, Excelsior
Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Celebration
Excelsior’s Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Celebration kicks off with 1 mile, 5K & 10K Firecracker Fun Runs and ends with fireworks over Lake Minnetonka. In between, enjoy a Kiddie Parade, sand sculpture contest, Popsicle Social, live music by local bands, children’s activities, food and merchant vendors. Commons Park in Excelsior. 952-474-6461

July 4, St. Paul
Independence Day Celebration
Spend the United States’ birthday exploring the history of freedom in 19th-century America. Experience how the holiday was celebrated nearly two centuries ago, complete with cannon and musket salutes, military dress parades, fife and drum music, and much more. Also visit interactive learning stations around the fort and learn about the struggles for freedom and independence for several different groups of Americans such as enslaved people, Native Americans, and women. Historic Fort Snelling. 612-726-1171

July 4-14, Lakeville
The 52nd Annual Pan-O-Prog celebrates the growth and development of the community with 4th of July fireworks, carnival games & rides, Grande Parade, Cruise Night, Music in the Park, scholarship pageant, Beer, Brats & Bingo, 1 & 4 mile runs, ice cream social, pet show, dances, parade, picnics, classic car show, talent contest, tournaments and more. Historic downtown Lakeville. 952-985-4400

July 6-7, Minneapolis
Basilica Block Party
The Basilica Block Party is two days of premiere music by 20 acts. Headliners include Cake, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jason Isbell, Lady Lark and Third Eye Blind! Basilica of Saint Mary. 612-333-1381

July 7-15, Hopkins
Raspberry Festival
The 84th Annual Raspberry Festival is a tradition for Minnesotans with 10 days of family friendly activities and events. Highlights include the Golden Raspberry Selfie Contest, street dances, numerous live music acts, Marketplace Arts and Craft Fair, kids’ fishing event, Royalty Coronation and Royal Ball, Celebration of Community vendors, cultural exhibits and storytelling, Hopkins Cruisers car show, big wheel races, children’s activities, the Raspberry Run and Grande Parade. Locations throughout Hopkins. 952-931-0878

Upcoming Twin Cities’ concerts and performances include:

Love Never Dies at the Historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, June 26 – July 1
Dan Fogerty & ZZ Top at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch,, June 29
Kesha – Rainbow Tour at Mystic Amphitheater in Prior Lake, June 30
The Eagles at Target Field in Minneapolis, June 30
Big & Rich at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, July 1
Harry Styles Live On Tour at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, July 1
Yanni 25 – Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, July 1
Vince Neil at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, July 2
Pitbull at Mystic Amphitheater, July 3
Paramore & Foster the People at The Armory in Minneapolis, July 5
Boz Scaggs at the Historic State Theatre in Minneapolis, July 10
David Cross at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, July 11
Panic at the Disco at Target Center in Minneapolis, July 11
Michael Che at the Pantages Theatre, July 12
The Pretenders at the Historic State Theatre, July 16
Train at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, July 17
X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, July 19-22
Jerry Lee Lewis at Treasure Island Casino in Welch, July 21
Luke Bryan at Target Field in Minneapolis, July 21
Nickelback & Pop Evil at Treasure Island Casino, July 22
Vans Warped Tour at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, July 22
Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday at The Armory, July 25
Dan and Phil – Interactive Introverts Tour at the Historic Orpheum Theatre, July 26
Three Doors Down & Collective Soul at The Armory, July 26
Live Nation Presents Journey & Def Leppard at Target Field in Minneapolis, July 27
International Champions Cup at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, July 31
Tickets available through Eventful or Ticketmaster

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