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3   Island Block
4   Independence Day 
  Independence Day
see below)
fireworks shows listed below
5   J4
     Salute to America

Hmong Sports Tournament, Como Park
6    J4

Hmong Sports Tournament, Como Park

Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan at State Theatre, July 8th
11  Bret Michaels
      free Slurpee

Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis
12   Art at St Kate's
       Raspberry Jam

              full moon
Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis 
13  Bastille Day
14   15  All-Star Game
All-Star Game, Target Field - sold out
16 17  Foreigner & Styx
      Voice Tour

Styx & Foreigner
18  Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne at State Theatre, July 18th
19  Deep Blues Fest
Roots, Rock, and Deep Blue Festival 2014 at Patrick's


20   Warped Tour

Aquatennial - milk carton boat races

22  23  3 Days Grace

24   Gin Blossoms
25  Counting Crows
 Counting Crows at Myth, July 25th
26  Lowertown Roots

Aquatennial - fireworks show

28 29 30  

Twin Cities Calendar for July  2014
July 1-2, 8-13,
18-24, 31
baseball           Saints, Midway Stadium
July 2 movie                Tammy (comedy) stars Melissa McCarthy & Susan Sarandon -- trailer (maybe a sleeper hit)
July 3 astronomy        Aphelion (Earth is farthest from the Sun,7pm CST)
block party      Island Block, Treasure Island Casino, Welch, MN (7:30pm, fireworks at dusk, free)
July 3-4 fair                    Eagan Funfest, Central Park Community Center, Eagan
July 3-6 sci-fi con          CONvergence - British Invasion, Doubletree, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington ($120, schedule)
fair                    Taste of Minnesota, Harriet Island, St. Paul Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN 
July 3, 8, 13, 16,
22, 25, 31
basketball       Lynx, Target Center  
July 4 holiday             Independence Day (see fireworks list below)
run                     Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, St Anthony Main, Mpls (6:30am)
July 5 clean fun          Foam Party, Epic Minneapolis (10pm, $10) -- shoulder high on whom? 
classical           Salute to America, Orchestra Hall (8pm, $20+)
July 5-6 fair                    Hmong International Sports Tournament - J4Como Park ($4) -- soccer, volleyball, flag football,
                          kato, top spin, golf, 50,000+ people attend, 400 merchandise booths, 120 food booths
July 8 songwriter       Sarah McLachlan, State Theatre (8pm, $50+)  -- here's I Will Remember You 
July 9-13 fair                    Ramsey County Fair, Maplewood (free)
July 11 metal                Bret Michaels, Warrant, & FireHouse, Jackpot Junction, Morton, MN (6pm)
movie               Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (sci-fi) stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, & Keri Russell - trailer
food                  free Slurpee (small), 7-Eleven (11am-7pm)
July 11-12 music fair         Basilica Block Party, Basilica of St Mary, 88 N 17th St, Mpls ($60+)
July 12 art fair              Art at St. Kate's, St. Catherine University, Randolph & Cleveland Av, St. Paul (10am-5pm, free) 
fair                    International Festival, Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville (3-9pm)
fair                    Raspberry Jam, Hopkins Arts Center  (4-10pm)
July 12-13 fair                    Dragon Festival, Lake Phalen (free, 10am-5pm)
July 12-15 fair                    Mazeppa Daze, Mazeppa, MN -- softball, volleyball, duck races, parade, & fireworks
July 13 block party      Bastille Day, Barbette, 1600 W Lake St (& Irving), Uptown, Minneapolis (3-10pm, free)
July 15 baseball           All-Star Game, Target Field (3:30pm, sold out)
July 16-19 rock                   Moondance Jam, Moodance Saloon, Walker, MN  ($120+)
                           July 17th - Sick Puppies, Sublime, Alter Bridge, Collective Soul, Seether
                           July 18th - Autograph, Skillet, Don Felder, Foreigner, Styx
                           July 19th - Slaughter, Badfinger, Wallflowers, George Thorogood, REO Speedwagon
July 17 rock                   Foreigner & Styx with Don Felder, Target Center (7pm, $25+) -- here's What Love Is & Sail Away
TV music           The Voice Tour, Mystic Lake Casino,
Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake (8pm, $68+)
July 17-19 fair                     Spirit of the Lakes Festival, Mound, MN
July 17-20 rock                   Rock Fest, Cadott, WI (20 miles NE of Eau Claire, WI) ($83+)
                            July 17th - Winger, Steel Panther, REO Speedwagon, Sammy Hagar
                            July 18th - Sick Puppies, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch
                            July 19th - Pretty Reckless, Live, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith
                            July 20th - Redlight King, POD, Stone Sour, Rob Zombie
July 18 rock                   Jackson Browne, State Theatre (8pm, $58+)
July 18-20 car show           Car Craft Summer Nationals, State Fairground (free)
fair                     Highland Fest, Highland Park, St Paul -- art fair, business fair, home expo
fair                     Middle Eastern Festival, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1250 Oakdale, West St. Paul (free)
July 18-26 fair                     Minneapolis Aquatennial, Lake Calhoun ~ ~- pictures  ~ ~ list of highlights below
July 19 blues                 Deep Blues Festival, Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Av S, Mpls (1-10pm, $20) - 30 bands, 5 stages
country             Hank Williams Jr, Grand Casino Hinckley (8pm, $33+)
July 19-20 air show           Air Expo, Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie (9-5pm, $15) 
rocks                 Agate Days, Moose Lake, MN (free)
view                   Highland Park Water Tower open house, Snelling Av & Ford Prkwy, St. Paul (9am-5pm, free) -- ad
art fair               Minnesota River Arts Fair, The Landing at Three Rivers Park, 2187 Highway 101 East, Shakopee
July 20 punk, metal      Warped Tour, Canterbury Park, Shakopee (11am-9pm, $34, bus ride)
July 22-27
fair                     Anoka County Fair, Anoka ($9)
July 23 rock                   Three Days Grace, Myth, Maplewood (6:30pm, $25) -- here's Never Too Late
July 24 rock                   Gin Blossoms with Spin Doctors, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Onamia (7:30pm, $39+) -- Hey Jealousy
July 25 rock                   Counting Crows, Myth, Maplewood (6pm, $45+)
movie                 Hercules (adventure) stars Dwayne Johnson -- trailer
movie                 Lucy (thriller) stars  Scarlett Johansson & Morgan Freeman -- trailer
rock                   ZZ Top, Jackpot Junction, Morton, MN (7pm, $25+)
July 25-26 fair                     Carifest, W. River Road (between Broadway & Plymouth), Mpls (free)
July 25-27 fair                     River City Days, City Square Park, Chaska
fair                     Slice of Shoreview, Island Lake Park, Shoreview
July 26 block party      10 Thousand Sounds, 8th & Hennepin crossing  (4-10pm, $20+) 
July 26-27
art fair               Owatonna Festival of the Arts, Central Park, Owatonna, MN
July 27 blues, Nordic   Lowertown Roots Music Festival, Mears Park, St. Paul (2:30-10pm, free)
                            >> Paul Dahlin Spelmanslag, Nordic Angst, High 48s, Randy Sabien's Violin Roots,
                            C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
July 30 drums                Knight of Music and Motion, Harding High School, St. Paul (6pm)
July 30-Aug 3 fair                     Washington County Fair, Lake Elmo
July 31-Aug 10 plays                  Fringe Festival, Minneapolis -- 169 shows at 12 venues & here's an Introduction 
Minnesota celebrates July 4th
The Midwest Tomato Fest threw its last tomato in 2013.

Independence Day - Fourth of July (2014) - Fireworks Displays 

Apple Valley - Freedom Days, Johnny Cake Ridge Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Blaine - National Sports Center - fireworks after soccer game ($15+)  
Chanhassen - Lake Ann Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Coon Rapids - Sand Creek Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Eagan - Eagan Community Center, Central Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Eden Prairie - Round Lake Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka - Common Park  - fireworks at dusk
Forest Lake - Lakeside Park - fireworks start at 10pm 
(Am. Legion)
Lakeville - Lakeville North High School - fireworks start at dusk (set to music)
Maplewood - Hazelwood Park - Light It Up (4pm) - fireworks 10pm (no coolers)

Minneapolis - Powderhorn Park - daytime events only, no 2014 fireworks
Minneapolis - Stone Arch Bridge - fireworks start at 10pm (usually 20 minutes)
view from the Stone Arch Bridge, Gold Medal Park, Mpls rooftops, or Lake Calhoun
Prior Lake - Watzel's Beach in Lakefront Park - fireworks after 10pm (see Shakopee)
Richfield - Veteran's Park: 64th St & Portland or 66th St & Chicago - fireworks start at 10pm
Roseville - Central Park over Bennett Lake - fireworks start at 10pm
St. Cloud - Mississippi River between Hester and Wilson Parks at 10pm - 2013 video
St. Louis Park - Aquila Park -
fireworks start at 10pm
St. Paul - State Capitol mall at 10pm (opens at 8pm; lawn chairs, blankets, food & beverages OK, no alcohol, no grills) - (announced June 30th)
Shakopee - Shakopee Mdewakanton Wacipi, Prior Lake (music 5-10pm, fireworks 10pm)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Wacipi Grounds,
3212 Dakotah Parkway, are south of County Road 42 between County Road 83 (Canterbury Road) and County Road 17 (Marschall Road). (No coolers.)
White Bear Lake - Memorial Beach - fireworks start at 10pm (rain date July 5th)
Woodbury  - Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive (music 7-10pm, fireworks 10pm)
also Valleyfair, Shakopee - fireworks start at 9:50pm (& each night July 3 - August 3)

Here were our lists for 20132012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

How Do Show Fireworks Work?
               Paper shells rest in mortar-like tubes connected to an electric ignition system and a computerized control board. The signal from the control board lights the lifting charge, shooting the shell up (hopefully up) at 300 mph. Metal salts (chlorides) color the bursts:
July 4th in Minnesota
* calcium burns orange
* strontium burns red
* barium burns green
* copper burns blue (& may produce harmful copper oxide)
* magnalium burns brighter, almost 
Other colors are mixtures. Magnesium and aluminum make silver sparkles, and aluminum filings make the loud bangs.

MN Fireworks Laws - Fact Sheetmore Facts, MN Dept of Public Safety, & Minneapolis information (more)

The Aquatennial is the biggest Minneapolis fair of the year (2014 info)
July 20 - Milk Carton Boat Races & Sandcastle Competition, Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun (10am-4pm)
July 17 - Torchlight Parade, Hennepin Av (from Dunwoody Blvd to 5th St.), (8:30-10:30pm)
July 26 - Fireworks, West River Parkway (from Portland Av to the 3rd Av Bridge), (6-10:30pm)

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