Watch Minnesota fireworks light up the night and sparkle over the shores and waterways of Minnesota! Minnesota is known as the ‘Land of the 10,000 Lakes,’ and comes from a Dakota Indian world for ‘sky tinted water.’ It’s easy to see why fireworks are especially beautiful when twinkling in the skies and dancing on the waters of the state. With pyrotechnic displays for nearly every holiday and season, sporting games and other special events, there seems to be a firework show to suit everyone in Minnesota.
Celebrate America’s birthday at the Minneapolis ‘Red, White and Boom’ party, a two day event that includes a fun run, half marathon, live entertainment, outdoor movies, family attraction and the much-anticipated fireworks. Another Minnesota fireworks event takes place at Powderhorn Park and features live music, children’s activities and a big blast of fireworks. In Duluth, the FourthFest Celebration takes place at Bayfront Festival Park and includes lots of fun activities and special patriotic pyrotechnics. Many other cities and communities across the state host 4th of July celebrations with Minnesota fireworks.
Another fun summer firework event happens at the Minneapolis Aquatennial Festival, an annual party that celebrates the town and the best days of summer. Enjoy great music, great food, great water games and great times that are capped off by beautiful fireworks with Philly water as the backdrop. Still need more summer venues? The area’s only true amusement park, ValleyFair, offers guests a firework show for the 4th of July and at other selected events throughout the year. Free with the price of a ticket, but there are also good viewing locations outside the park. Also, the Minneapolis State Fair, which lasts 12 days leading up to Labor Day, features fireworks every night allowing guests a great way to kick back and enjoy the great outdoor weather and sights.
Sports fans can cheer on their favorite teams and then celebrate victory with a post-game firework show. There is a huge love of professional sports and fireworks in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Vikings hit the football field at the fans go wild – especially when pre-game or post-game fireworks electrify overhead at the Metrodome stadium. Baseball aficionados can get their fill of peanuts, cracker jacks and the all-American sport over at Target field where Minnesota Twins post-game fireworks delight the crowds as does the blow-out Fourth of July extravaganza. In Duluth, the Duluth Huskies often feature fireworks after the game over Wade Stadium.
For New Year’s Eve, hang out with thousands of your closest friends and catch one of the firework shows downtown. Or, head up to the nearby ski resorts and take in some alpine entertainment which includes skiing, snowboarding and toobing by day and hot chocolate drinking, a torch light parade and firework show by night on or around December 31st. Ski resorts in Minnesota, such as Granite Peak in Wausau, Big Powederhorn and Ski Brule, usually have some sort of New Year’s Eve festivities that include awesome Minnesota fireworks.
Whether you reside in Minnesota or are just passing through, it’s a smart idea to research the firework watching opportunities throughout the year. A hotel concierge or even a tourist website such as Explore Minnesota will keep you on the beat of what is going on in the state. From the large metroplex areas to the small rural areas, Minnesota is an awesome spot to enjoy pyrotechnics – especially over the gorgeous waterscapes. The fireworks in Minnesota are so memorable that you’ll be taking about the show all year – or for your whole life!