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

Fourth of July for barhoppers and club-goers:

Dillinger 4, photo by Brian Garrity
D4th of July Weekend
(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399,

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,

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.

Sports fans:

Minnesota United FC vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
(National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-785-5600,

For tickets, call 762.792.7355 or visit 7 p.m. $12.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees
(1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, 612-338-9467,

1:10 p.m.

Fireworks at Canterbury
Open and fun on the Fourth:

Fourth of July Celebrations
(Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road S., Shakopee, 952-445-7223,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

With costumed interpreters, performances, exhibits, hands-on learning. July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $11. 

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