A record-breaking 48.9 million Americans are expected to hit the road this Fourth of July Weekend, according to AAA — up almost two million from last year.
For this special extended holiday edition of Weekend Top 5, we’ve sprinkled in a few places to see fireworks, in addition to the usual snapshot of free or low-cost community events. Enjoy the sights and stay safe! Scroll through to get straight to the weekend happenings!
Apple Valley – Freedom Days: Festivities include a parade and carnival and fireworks at 10 pm.
Eagan – July 4th Funfest: A free family festival with music, games for kids, and more. Fireworks close out the event at 10 pm July 4.
Eden Prairie – 4th of July Hometown Celebration: A parade kicks off the fun, followed by live entertainment, a blood drive, car show, food, kids’ activities and more. Fireworks at 10 pm.
Edina – Fourth of July Parade: The fun starts with a parade, live music and other festivities, with fireworks at dusk.
Maplewood – Light It Up Maplewood: Festivities start at 4 pm; fireworks begin at dusk (around 10 pm).
Mendota Heights – The fireworks fun begins at 10 pm, launched from Launched from Mendota Country Club.
Minneapolis – Red, White & Boom!: Over 75,000 people gather near downtown Minneapolis and the surrounding riverfront area for festivities that begin at 6 pm. Fireworks kick off at 10 pm.
Richfield – Red White & Blue Days: The three-day festivities include a parade, food vendors and more. Fireworks begin at 10 pm.
Roseville – Rosefest 2019: Live music, food and family fun will take place at Roseville Central Park, with fireworks at 10 pm over Bennett Lake.
St. Louis Park – 4th of July Fireworks Celebration: Food trucks, vendors and fireworks to music. DJ Bob entertainment will be from 7 – 10 pm. Fireworks start at 10 pm.
Arrow through below for weekend picks including Saturdays on Selby, Little Mekong Night Market and more!