Red, White, and Boom

July 4
6-10 p.m.
Family Events, Festivals
While many neighborhood parks around town will be hosting fireworks displays, Red, White, and Boom is the big one. After a scenic 5K fun run in the morning, the two-day party starts on Sunday with live music from Kerns and the Hemispheres at 7 p.m., followed a screening of Field of Dreams at dusk. Monday is the big draw, however, as multiple locations on the riverfront will offer entertainment and spectacular views of the fireworks show. Father Hennepin Bluff Park will be especially family-friendly, with tunes, kids' activities, and other fun from 6 to 10 p.m. Meanwhile, Mill Ruins Park and Boom Island will have live entertainment as well. Or head out and hunt for a less traveled spot and tune in to the Current at 89.3 FM (or use the MPR app), as the station's Prince tribute will be synced up with the fireworks. There are many suggested locations to be found on the event website,, including Stone Arch Bridge, West River Parkway, and Southeast Main Street.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION Red, White & Boom Celebrate America's Independence Day at Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale - fireworks!