WEEKEND TOP 5 | July 4-7: fireworks and community fun

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!