Best Places to Watch Fireworks in Minnesota

Nearly every city and town across Minnesota has fireworks on the 4th of July, so it can be hard to find the best place to watch fireworks in Minnesota. If you’re looking for a fireworks show with the longest duration, most spectacular grand finale, and all around best atmosphere, we have compiled a list below of the best places to watch fireworks in Minnesota to help you narrow down your search.

Minneapolis – Red, White, and Boom!
By far one of the largest and highest budget 4th of July fireworks shows in Minnesota, the Minneapolis Red, White, and Boom celebration has become a stable of many people’s 4th of July tradition. This event offers family activities, live entertainment, and the annual “Hot Dam” 5k and half marathon.
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St. Cloud – 4th of July Fireworks Display
Another one of the best places to watch fireworks in Minnesota is in St. Cloud. This fireworks display is certainly the largest and most spectacular in the central Minnesota area, and also features several other great activities to engage the family.
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Duluth – Fourth Fest
If your a little more to the north, Duluth’s Fourth Fest is the largest fireworks display and 4th of July celebration in that neck of the woods. Located in Bayfront Festival Park, Fourth Fest offers great food, entertainment, and activities for the entire family to enjoy.
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Shakopee – Valley Fair
Many people are aware that Valley Fair offers the most exciting rollercoasters and thrill rides in Minnesota, but less know about their huge 4th of July fireworks displays. Showing nightly at 10:00pm from mid June until the end of July, Valley Fair has one of the largest budgets and most visually diverse fireworks shows in the state.
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Albert Lea – Fireworks Display
Albert Lea is home to the largest fireworks show in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The festival begins on July 3rd with the largest parade in southern Minnesota, and caps off on the 4th of July with a spectacular fireworks show that offers stunning visuals with reflections off of Fountain Lake.
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We hope everyone has a safe & happy holiday!

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