Fireworks, concerts, pants-free bike rides: Freeloader Fourth of July (plus stuff that is cheap, but not free)


Red, White, and Boom
(Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Featuring live music, food, family activities, and fireworks. Also at Mill Ruins Park. More info at 6-10 p.m. 

Rosefest: Fourth of July
(Central Park, 2540 N. Lexington Ave., Roseville)

Daylong festivities in the park. More info at 1-10:30 p.m.

Fireworks in downtown St. Paul

These fireworks will be launching from Harriet Island, so find a grassy spot near the river and enjoy. (Outside by the Science Museum might be a good place to picnic.) At dusk.

Fourth of July Celebration
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

With live music, fire performers, food, and fireworks at dusk. 1-10 p.m.

Fourth of July Fireworks
(Ojibwe Park, 2695 Ojibwe Drive, Woodbury)

With live music, family activities. Fireworks at dusk.

Fourth of July Fireworks
(Veterans Memorial Park, 6400 Portland Ave. S., Richfield)


Fourth of July Fireworks
(Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S., St. Louis Park)


Photo by Taylor Paino
Fourth of July Underwear Ride: Freedom from Pants

Ride throughout town in your skivvies. Route ends at Powderhorn Park in time for fireworks. 6 p.m. Meet at the vacant lot at 616 SE 2nd Ave., Minneapolis.
Freedom Days
(Johnny Cake Ridge Park, 5800 W. 140th St., Apple Valley)

Parade at 1 p.m., with a family-friendly party. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Mystic Lake Rock and Rockets July 4th Celebration
(Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, 800-262-7799,

With food trucks, fireworks, live music from Arch Allies, Boogie Wonderland, Maiden Dixie. 5-10 p.m.
Hate Beast, Cantharone, Monogon
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

4th of July with Tramps Like Us, Wesley Church, Martin Anderson and the Goods
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10:30 p.m.

The Steepwater Band
(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

8 p.m.

(Downtown White Bear Lake, 4751 U.S. 61, White Bear Lake)

Featuring live entertainment, art, food, children's activities, a farmers' market, a classic car show. More info at 6-9 p.m.

Still looking for something to do? After the jump is a list of happenings. However, these events aren't free.

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