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17 great places to watch July 4th fireworks

Flooding has shifted some of the festivities this year, but Independence Day is expected to go off with a bang this year across Minnesota.

July 3

Bloomington -- Normandale Lake Bandshell. Gaze towards the Hyland Lake Ski jump just after 10 p.m.

Fergus Falls -- West Otter Tail County Fairgrounds. 10:30 p.m.

July 4

Blooming Prairie -- Victory Field. 10 p.m.

Duluth -- Bayfront Park. "Minnesota's largest" display. 10:10 p.m.

St. Paul -- State Capitol. Flooding moved the show to the capitol grounds. It is a relatively rare site to get to see the fireworks over the Minnesota State Capitol. The grassy capitol mall will be a fine place to spread out a blanket or set up a folding chair. 10 p.m.

Minneapolis -- Water Power Park. Red, White and BOOM explodes over the Mississippi River. Viewing locations include the Stone Arch Bridge, Mill Ruins and Father Hennepin Park. 10 p.m.

St. Cloud -- Wilson and Hester Parks. Fireworks shot off a barge in the Mississippi River. 10:00 p.m.

St Louis Park -- Aquila Park. 10 p.m.

Albert Lea -- City Beach over Fountain Lake. 10 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead -- Bonanzaville. Dusk.

Bemidji -- Nymore Beach. Part of the Water Carnival celebration. Dusk.

Stillwater -- Riverfront, Lowell Park, Pioneer Park. Fireworks launched over the St. Croix, viewable from multiple locations. Dusk.

Tower -- North Hill. Dusk.

Grand Marais -- Grand Marais Harbor. Dusk.

Fergus Falls -- I-94 Raceway. After the races conclude.

July 5

Delano - Central Park. “Prepare to be astonished” the Delano 4th of July site promises. Sparks fly at 10:30p

Hudson, Wisconsin -- Lake Front Park, over the St. Croix River. Dusk

Where do you like to watch fireworks?

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