Everybody knows about Taste of Minnesota, but did you know about fireworks at Powderhorn Park or buskers on St. Anthony Main? We asked you to tell us about your Fourth of July, and here are some of the events we heard about. It’s not too late to tell us more at firstname.lastname@example.org
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board collaborate to put on the annual Fireworks Celebration at Powderhorn Park. There’s music, food and fun for the entire family.
Ed Felien says: “There’s music, activities and food booths all day. In 1970, when I first moved to the neighborhood, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (that’s what it used to be called) played just before the fireworks. They concluded with the 1812 Overture. That got replaced by rock bands doing an imitation of Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner.” But it’s generally fun all day.”
St. Anthony Main
Red, White and Boom
Fourth of July Celebration!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
5 – 10:30 p.m.
Event parking is available at St. Anthony Fall Parking Ramp. For additional parking information please visit ParkingCarma.com
This year’s event will be better than ever! Come down to the historic Minneapolis Riverfront and enjoy a day of great entertainment, exciting children’s activities and delicious summer foods. A spectacular fireworks show concludes the event at 10 p.m.
NEW THIS YEAR! Street performers, commonly known as ‘buskers,’ share their talents and perform in front of thousands of visitors along the riverfront before the fireworks.
Click http://www.mplsredwhiteboom.com/ for more info.
Fantastic Fourth! at the Walker
Submitted by kg
Anyone looking for all-ages outdoor fun on Saturday, July 4, should plan to check out the Walker Art Center’s Fantastic Fourth! celebration. Celebrate Independence Day with a festival concert in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble (11 am); Haley Bonar (1 pm); and M.anifest (2 pm). Decorate your bike at home, then bring it to Spoonbridge and Cherry for a bike parade. Winners will be announced at 1 pm.There will be hula hoop workshops, too. Food and beverages will be available for sale at the Garden Grill on the Vineland Terrace. Free gallery admission.
Saturday, July 4, 10 am- 3 pm
Hmong Freedom Celebration and Sports Tournament
The 29th annual Hmong Freedom Celebration and Sports Tournament will be held this weekend in St. Paul at Como Park. Sponsored since its inception by Lao Family Community of Minnesota, one of the oldest Hmong organizations in Minnesota, the tournament draws Hmong from around the country and around the world and one of the highlights for Hmong living in Minnesota, along with Hmong New Year celebrations. ChuPheng Lee, the Vice President of Lao Family and Chairman of this year’s tournament, estimates that between 50,000 and 60,000 people will attend the tournament. Official info at Lao Family website.
St. Louis Park
Fireworks at Aquila Park are a St. Louis Park tradition! Concessions, vendors and a special performance by Stevie and the Table Rockers (rock-n-roll music) will be at the park 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fireworks begin at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4 (rain date is Sunday, July 5) Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
Click here for more info.
Manitou Days – White Bear Lake
Saturday, July 4th – Fireworks & Music at Memorial Beach
8:00 p.m. Music by Shoreview Northern Lights Memorial Band.
10:00 p.m. Fireworks (in case of rain, fireworks will be July 5th).
Click here for more info.
Taste of Minnesota
$10 at Harriet Island, St. Paul, July 2-5. Info here