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Red, White, and Boom 2018

July 4
6-11 p.m.
Free
Family Events, Festivals, Holiday

As our institutions crumble, families seeking asylum are torn apart, and white supremacy sweeps through the nation, it’s hard for many to feel patriotic toward America right now. But should you feel like celebrating what America could and should be, then Red, White, and Boom in Minneapolis is a place to do so. There will be pockets of entertainment at various viewing points. Father Hennepin Bluffs Park is more family-friendly, with roving jugglers, magicians, and more. Meanwhile, over by the Stone Arch Bridge you’ll find live music and DJ tunes. The fireworks will begin around 10 p.m., and can be viewed at both of the locations above. Other popular viewing points include over by the Mill City Museum, the Guthrie, the Aster Cafe, and the Soap Factory. Or walk along West River Parkway until you spot an open area. Find a map with viewing spots and other details at www.minneapolisparks.org.