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Red, White, and Boom Star Tribune

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Red, White, and Boom 2019

July 4
6:30-11:30 p.m.
Free
Art, Family Events, Festivals, Holiday

There are plenty of places to see fireworks for the Fourth. But if you’ve never seen them on the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, you’re missing out. In addition to the live explosions, there will be food trucks, plus two stages of live music. That includes old-school ska by the Prizefighters, classic-rock fusion from Yesterdawn, pop-folk from Sawyer’s Dream, and country music by Tre Aaron. If that’s not enough face-melting Americana, the night before you can catch Solo: A Star Wars Story at Boom Island Park, making it a double-decker event free of charge. As for Independence Day, fireworks will start promptly at 10 p.m. and the crowds will be massive, but the display is equally massive so you can catch them from almost anywhere in the city. Other related activities this weekend include a half-marathon, a 5K fun run, and family activities. 6:30 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m.