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. More than just a killer fireworks show, this event offers family activities, live entertainment, and the annual “Hot Dam” 5k and half marathon which raises money for charity. This event lasts from July 3rd through July 4th, with the fireworks show starting at 10:00pm on the 4th of July.

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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. The fireworks show can be seen starting at 10:00pm on July 4th, with great viewing ares located at Hester Park and Wilson Park as they launch fireworks from barges on the Mississippi River.

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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. The fireworks show starts at 10:10pm on July 4th, and is certainly spectacular enough to be considered one of the best places to watch fireworks in Minnesota.

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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. With the biggest and most intense show be executed on the 4th of July, families from across the Twin Cities flock to get a view of their latest creations and visual masterpieces.

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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 spectacualr fireworks show that offers stunning visuals with reflections off of Fountain Lake. Located in downtown Albert Lea, this event is completely free of charge.

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