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1   Ed Sheeran
     Journey with Asia





2   J4





     
Hmong Sports Tournament, Como Park
  J4





 

Hmong Sports Tournament, Como Park
4   Independence Day 
  Independence Day

fireworks shows listed below
  Philando Castile killed in 2016 7  Spider-man Homecoming


 Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis
8   full moon
                   

Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis
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10   11   Diana Ross 12  Net Neutrality Day of Action 13  



14  Clint Black
      Queen + Adam Lampert
      War for the Planet of the Apes
      Weezer

15  Kiss

   
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19  Aquatennial - torchlight parade
      Aquatennial parade


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21   Blondie & Garbage
       Dunkirk
       J. Cole
       Valerian
Dunkirk movie by Christopher Nolan
22   Aquatennial - fireworks
        Aquatennial fireworks
        Loretta Lynn
23   Steve Miller Band
       Vans Warped Tour


24 25   26   Roger Waters 27   Pollinator Party 28   


  

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30   Guns N' Roses
       Owámni Falling Water


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Twin Cities Calendar for July  2017


Saturday, July 1

Ed Sheeran, Xcel Center (7:30pm, $40+)

Journey with Asia, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch MN (8pm, $55+)


June 27-July 4: Freedom Days, Johnnycake Ridge Park, Apple Valley

July 1-2, 10-16, 21-23, 26-27:  Saints baseball, CHS Field, St Paul (pdf)


Sunday, July 2

Hmong Sports Tournament, Como Park
July 2-3: J4 - Hmong Sports Tournament (soccer, volleyball, flag football), McMurray Fields, Como Park, St. Paul ($5)

July 2-4: Funfest, Eagan


Monday, July 3

Island Block Party (fireworks too), Treasure Island Casino (5-11pm, free, no coolers)


Tuesday, July 4
Independence Day  Independence Day
fireworks

 Independence Day - Fourth of July (2017) - Fireworks Displays 

Apple Valley - Freedom Days, Johnny Cake Ridge Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Chanhassen - Lake Ann Park - fireworks start at 10pm (2016 information - not updated)
Coon Rapids - Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd - 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 - 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  - CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101
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gates open at 6:30pm, Space Jam movie at 7:30pm, & fireworks at 10pm
"fireworks will only be viewable from within the stadium"

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
Woodbury  - Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive (music 7-10pm, fireworks 10pm)
also Valleyfair, Shakopee - fireworks start at 9:50pm (July 3rd & 4th)

Here were our lists for 2016, 2015, 2014, 20132012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.


Thursday, July 6

Philando Castile killed in 2016


July 6-9: Convergence comicon, Bloomington

July 6, 16 19, 25, 30:  Lynx basketball, Xcel Center


Friday, July 7

Spider-man Homecoming superhero movie

Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis
July 7-8:  Basilica Block Party, Basilica of St Mary, Minneapolis ($65+)

July 7-30: Red Herring by Michael Hollinger, Theatre in the Round ($22)


Saturday, July 8
full moon
full moon

Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis
July 7-8: Basilica Block Party, Basilica of St. Marys (5-10:30pm, $65+)

July 8-9: Dragon Festival, Lake Phalen (free, 10am-5pm)

July 8-10: Wacipi Celebration (pronounced Wa chee pee), Treasure Island Casino Pow Wow grounds (free)


Tuesday, July 11

Diana Ross, Northrop (8pm, $60+)


July 11-15:  Rondo Days, Dale & Concordia, St. Paul  (10am-6pm, free)

July 11-16:  Motown the Musical, Orpheum Theatre


Wednesday, July 12

Day of Action for Net Neutrality


July 12-15 : Rock Fest, Cadott, WI (20 miles NE of Eau Claire, WI) ($87+)

July 12-16:  Ramsey County Fair, 2020 White Bear Av, Maplewood (free)


Thursday, July 13

July 13-16:  X Games, Vikings Stadium


Friday, July 14

Clint Black, Grand Casino - Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Onamia, MN (8pm, $35+)

Queen + Adam Lampert, Xcel Center (8pm, $30+)

War for the Planet of the Apes movie

Weezer, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch MN (8pm, $49+)


July 14-16: Middle Eastern Festival, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1250 Oakdale, West St. Paul (free)


Saturday, July 15

Kiss, Grand Casino Hinckley amphitheater (8pm, $65+)

Northern Lights Drill & Drum, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (8pm)


Wednesday, July 19
Aquatennial - torchlight parade
Aquatennial torchlight parade, Hennepin Av (Basilica of St. Mary to 5th St),Minneapolis (8:30pm)

July 19-22:  Aquatennial, Minneapolis


Friday, July 21

Blondie & Garbage, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake MN (7pm, $65+)

Dunkirk movie by Christopher Nolan
Dunkirk movie

J. Cole, Xcel Center (8pm, $30+)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie


July 21-22:  Spirit of the Lakes Festival, Mound, MN

July 21-23: Slice of Shoreview, Island Lake Park, Shoreview (free)


Saturday, July 22
Aquatennial - fireworks
Aquatennial fireworks, West River Parkway (south of Gold Medal Park), Mpls (10pm, free)

Loretta Lynn, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch MN (8pm, $43+)


July 22-23:  Stevens Square Art Festival, Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Av, Mpls (Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm)


Sunday, July 23

Steve Miller Band, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch MN (7pm, $59+)

Vans Warped Tour, Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee (11am)


Tuesday, July 25

July 25-30: Anoka County Fair, Anoka


Wednesday, July 26

Roger Waters, Xcel Center (8pm, $55+)


Thursday, July 27

Pollinator Party  - A Celebration of Bees, Lyndale Park Gardens, 1300 W 42nd St, Minneapolis (5-8pm, free)


Friday, July 28

July 28-29: Ryan Adams, Palace Theatre (7pm, sold out)


Saturday, July 29

July 29-30: Loring Park Art Festival, Loring Park, Minneapolis (Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5, free)


Sunday, July 30

Guns N' Roses, Vikings Stadium (7:30pm)

Owámni Falling Water Festival, Father Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 Main St SE, Minneapolis (1-5pm, free)







Minnesota celebrates July 4th





 
Independence Day - Fourth of July (2017) - Fireworks Displays 

Apple Valley - Freedom Days, Johnny Cake Ridge Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Chanhassen - Lake Ann Park - fireworks start at 10pm (2016 information - not updated)
Coon Rapids - Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd - 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 - 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 ? - maybe CHS field but the Saints are out of town, 360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101 (about 10pm) - not updated
The 2015 press release said, "enjoy the free fireworks display from nearby Indian Mounds Regional Park or Lower Landing Park."
Between the CHS side of Mounds Park and the Lower Landing roadside rest, there are about 20 parking spots.
In 2015 St. Paul suggested riding bikes to the parks. If you do, please wear every light and reflector you own for the ride home.
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
Woodbury  - Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive (music 7-10pm, fireworks 10pm)
also Valleyfair, Shakopee - fireworks start at 9:50pm (July 3rd & 4th)

Here were our lists for 2016, 2015, 2014, 20132012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.






fireworks
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 
fluorescent
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)






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