Best Independence Day Celebrations and Fireworks in SE Minnesota

It's time to gather again and celebrate our independence with amazing 2024 Fireworks displays in Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea, Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, Faribault, Harmony, Mankato, Mazeppa, Red Wing, Stewartville, St. Charles, and more!

We've compiled a list of places to view incredible 2024 4th of July firework shows and Independence Day celebrations around Southeast Minnesota.

Scroll down to get all the details of each event listed in alphabetical order and in the interactive map below.

If you know of a July 4th fireworks celebration in Southern Minnesota that is not included on this list, please let us know by sending us an email here and we'll get it added to the list and map.

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  • Albert Lea Parade and Fireworks

    The 4th of July celebration in Albert Lea kicks off with the 3rd of July parade. The parade begins at the Fairgrounds, travels south on bridge ave, turns west on Fountain street, and turns south on St. Mary Ave, ending at Central Park. On July 4th, Bayside Skiers Ski show at Fountain Lake at 1pm and fireworks at dusk.

    Location: Fountain Lake
    Address: Albert Lea, MN 56007
    Dates/Times: July 3rd: Parade at 6pm,
    July 4th: Ski Show at 1pm, Fireworks at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • Austin Freedom Festival

    Activities and entertainment July 3-4. On July 4th, the Parade starts at 11:00, Opening ceremonies and national anthem at 1:30. Music/entertainment, food trucks, petting zoo, car show, beanbag tourney, beer garden, and fireworks.

    Location: Bandshell Park in Austin
     4th Street and 9th Place SW, Austin, MN
     July 4th, Parade at 11am, Fireworks at dusk. See the full schedule of events here

  • Blooming Prairie Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

    The largest 4th of July celebration in Southern Minnesota with events July 3rd and 4th including bounce houses, live entertainment, car show, beeer garden, and the parade and fireworks show on July 4th. See the full schedule of events here.

    Location: Victory Field Park
    Address: 202 4th Ave NW, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
    Dates/Times: July 4th Parade is 2:30pm-4pm and Fireworks at 10pm.
    Admission: Free

  • Cannon Valley Fair

    Along with all of the rides at The Cannon Valley Fair in Cannon Falls, there will be a Grand Parade, harness horse racing, live music, and a fireworks show on the 4th of July.

    Location: Cannon Valley Fair
    Address: 800 N 9th St, Cannon Falls, MN 55009
    Date/Times: Parade at 11am, horse races at 2pm, live music from The Dave Carpenter Band 2pm to 5pm Bryan Anderson 8:30 to midnight, Fireworks at dusk
    Admission: Free on July 4th
    Click Here for the Full Cannon Valley Fair Schedule

  • Deer Creek Speedway

    The annual Gopher 50 Charity Late Model Race is July 4-6. July 4th there will be a huge FIREWORKS show following the races.  

    Location: Deer Creek Speedway
    Address: 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975
    Date/Time: July 4th - racing starts at 6:30 pm, Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: $15-$50
    More event details + tickets

  • Dover Fireworks

    The 2024 Dover, MN fireworks show is on July 3, 2024. Prior to the fireworks there will be ice cream treats at the fire hall at 7pm.

    Location: Dover, Minnesota
    Date: July 3,  2024
    Full schedule here

  • Eitzen Family Fun Fest

    Eitzen’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest is an all-weekend event, with tractor pulls, demo derbies, a parade, food and beer tents, a baseball tournament, fireworks, and so much more!

    Location: 307 Iowa Ave, Eitzen, MN
    Dates/Times: July 2-4 various events throughout the days, fireworks on July 4 at dusk.
    Admission: Most activities are free, but a few have a small admission fee.

  • Elysian Parade & Fireworks

    The Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration is back in 2024 with a weekend filled with bands, fireworks, kids activities, and food trucks. The City of Elysian fireworks show will be shot from Tustin Park on Sunday, July 2nd starting at 10 pm. The Grand Parade down Main Street will be on Monday, July 4th at 2pm.

    Location: Tustin Park
    Address: Elysian, MN 56028
    Date/Times: Fireworks July 2nd 10 pm | Parade - July 4th 2 pm to 5 pm
    Admission: Free
    See the full schedule of events here

  • Faribault Fireworks 2024

    The Faribault 2024 4th of July Fireworks are TBD

    Location: Rice County Fairgrounds Grandstand track
    Address: 1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault, MN 55021
    Date/Time: July 4th Fireworks at 10pm, rain reschedule day is July 5th
    Admission: Free

  • Harmony 4th of July Celebration

    Harmony's 2024 4th of July celebration starts on July 3rd and ends July 6th. Enjoy food, drinks, petting zoo, outdoor movies, toad races, fireworks, and more in the biggest little town in Southeast Minnesota! Grand Parade at 3 PM featuring an airplane flyover and the Rochester Caledonia Bagpipers. Live entertainment from Sister Luv starts at 4:30 PM. Fireworks will be launched from North Park at dusk.

    Location: North Park
    Address: Harmony, MN 55939
    Dates/Times: July 4th - Grand Parade at 3pm, Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Free
    See the full schedule of events here

  • Mankato Red, Hot, Boom

    A free, family-friendly 4th of July concert followed by the Red, Hot, Boom fireworks display. 

    Location: Vetter Amphitheater at Riverfront Park
    Address: 310 W Rock St, Mankato, MN 56001
    Dates/Times: July 4th - concert starts at 7pm, fireworks synched to music at 10pm
    Admission: Free

  • Mazeppa Daze Celebration and Fireworks Displays

    The big Mazeppa Daze celebration is the second weekend in July. The parade will be on Friday, July 12th at 7 pm followed by a mini fireworks display at dusk. The large Mazeppa Daze fireworks show will be on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at dusk.

    Location: Herbert Vik Memorial Field
    Address: Mazeppa, Minnesota 55956
    Dates/Times: July 12-14 - Fireworks at dusk on Friday, July 12 (mini display) and Saturday, July 13 (large display)
    Admission: Free

  • Morristown July 4th Celebration

    This is the 131st Morristown 4th of July celebration, the oldest in Minnesota. Beer Gardens, Parade, Patriotic Program, Medallion Hunt, All-Day Music, Euchre Tourneys, Great Food, Silent Auction, Kiddie Rides & Games, Bingo, and Fireworks!

    Location: Fairgrounds across from Trinity church and school building
    Address: 10500 215th Street, Morristown, MN 55052
    Date/Times: July 4th, 2024 9am – midnight – "Gigantic" Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Free
    See the full schedule of events here

  • New Prague Big & Better Fireworks Show

    New Prague's 2024 Independence Day celebration is on Wednesday, July 3. They will have various food trucks on site also. This event is organized by the American Legion Post 45)

    Location: East of New Prague Middle School
    Date/Time: Monday July 3, 2024 @10:00 PM

  • Northfield Independence Day Fireworks

    The Northfield fireworks display will be held on July 4th. at Northfield Middle School. Viewing areas near the fireworks display include Northfield Middle School parking lot and south fields, Tyler Park, and the fields north of Jefferson Parkway.

    Location: Northfield Middle School
    Date/Time: July 4th, 2024 10pm 
    Admission: Free

  • Owatonna Patriot Skies Fireworks Display

    The annual Owatonna Early Edition Rotary Club fireworks display is on for 2024! The fireworks display is funded by donations from the public.

    Location: Steele County Fair Grounds
    Address: 1525 S Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060
    Date/Time: July 4, 2024 at 10pm
    Admission: Free - donations greatly appreciated

  • Rochester’s 2024 4th Fest

    Rochester’s independence day celebration is on for 2024 with Fireworks, music, and more! Entertainment starts at 6:00 PM. This annual event is free and open to the public. Live music begins at 6 p.m., followed by a virtual pet parade and a video presentation by Jean Prokott, Rochester’s Poet Laureate. The event concludes with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. Mitch Stevenson will emcethe event and local food and beverage vendors will be on site to provide concessions

    The popular virtual pet parade is back! Event organizers are inviting the public to submit photos of their pets dressed in patriotic garb, fun costumes, or just being their adorable selves. Photos will be publicly displayed on the 4th Fest stage video screen from 7:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. send photos to by Wednesday, June 26.

    6:00 PM:  Rochester Community Band: Patriotic and Traditional Concert Band Music
    7:00 PM:  Virtual Pet Parade
    8:25 PM:  Jean Prokott, Rochester Poet Laureate
    8:30 PM:   Free Fallin The Tom Petty Concert Experience  
    10:00 PM:  Fireworks!

    See more details, food vendor list and parking info here.

    Location: Soldier’s Field
    Address: 300 7th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

  • St. Charles Fireworks Display

    The St. Charles fireworks show is on for 2024 and will be on July 4th at dusk!

    Location: St. Charles High School Ballfield
    Address: 600 East 6th
    Date/Time: July 4th - Fireworks at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • Stewartville Summerfests 2024

    Stewartville’s Fireworks Show will be on the evening of July 4th, as part of their Summerfest activities. The festivities start that evening with a Grand Parade at 6:30 pm, followed by fireworks in Bear Cave park at dusk. July 3rd is the Summerfest Street Dance at 5:30 pm.

    Location: Bear Cave Park
     Lakeshore Dr. NW, Stewartville, MN 55976
     July 4th, 6:30 pm grand parade; fireworks at dusk
    See the full Summerfest 2024 schedule here

  • Treasure Island Block Party and Fireworks

    Treasure Island Casino in Welch, MN is throwing an epic star-spangled bash complete with food trucks, spectacular fireworks, family-friendly activities, and the largest fireworks display in Southern Minnesota.  The Hype will perform some of the biggest ‘80s hits from Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, and Aerosmith.

    Location: Treasure Island Resort & Casino
    Address: 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, Minnesota 55089
    Dates/Times: July 3rd, 2024 at 4 PM to 11:30 PM – Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: FREE

  • Wanamingo 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

    Wanamingo's Independence Day Fireworks show will be on July 4, 2024.

    Location: Riverside Park
    Dates/Times: Fireworks July 4th at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • Waseca Lakefest Music & Fireworks Celebration

    Waseca will have its 2024 4th of July celebration and fireworks display at Clear Lake Park. The show is expected to last for one hour. Don't forget the bug spray!

    Location: Clear Lake Park - 1000 8th Ave NE, Waseca, MN 56093
    Date/Time: July 4, 2024 - fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Free

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