Fireworks, concerts, pants-free bike rides: Freeloader Fourth of July (plus stuff that is cheap, but not free)
|Dillinger 4, photo by Brian Garrity|
(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399, www.triplerocksocialclub.com)
On Thursday: Banner Pilot, A Wilhelm Scream, the Flatliners, Arms Aloft, Such Gold, Our Own End.
On Friday: Dillinger Four, the Riverboat Gamblers, Toys That Kill, Tenement, the Treasure Fleet, Bitch City.
On Saturday: Off With Their Heads, Pegboy, the Arrivals, In Defense, Neutral Boy, Sundowners.
18+. 6 p.m. each night. $15.
Star Spangled Banger
(The Loft, 711 Hennepin Ave. 4th floor, Minneapolis, 612-333-6100, www.skywaytheatre.com)
Patio party with grilled food, performances. Wear daisy dukes, flip flops, or a suit and drink free from 9:30-10:30 p.m. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.
Minnesota United FC vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
(National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-785-5600, www.nscsports.org)
For tickets, call 762.792.7355 or visit www.minneapolisunited.org. 7 p.m. $12.
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees
(1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, 612-338-9467, www.mntwins.com)
|Fireworks at Canterbury|
Fourth of July Celebrations
(Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road S., Shakopee, 952-445-7223, www.canterburypark.com)
Fireworks are Wednesday at dusk, Thursday features family activities, special races, and free hot dogs. 1:30 p.m., $5; free for those 17 and under.
Fourth of July Fireworks
(Valleyfair, 1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, 800-FUN-RIDE, www.valleyfair.com)
At dusk. Free with admission (veterans get in at a discounted rate this week).
Mill City Fourth of July
(Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-341-7555, www.millcitymuseum.org)
Enjoy the museum. Reservations are required for fireworks package. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. $11; $35 fireworks package.
Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)
Open on 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thu., July 4 (museum is closed). $9-$12.
For history buffs:
Gettysburg/Vicksburg Anniversary Family Day
(Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-259-3000, www.mnhs.org)
Meet General Ulysses S. Grant, dance to the music of the New Pearl Buttons, make a Union photo case, and watch an 1860s fashion showcase. July 4, 12-4 p.m., $11.
Independence Day Celebration
(Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave., St. Paul, 612-726-1171, www.mnhs.org/places/sites/hfs)
With costumed interpreters, performances, exhibits, hands-on learning. July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $11.