Monday, July 4, 2016
6:30 am: Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K Begins
6-10 pm: Live Music and Family Activities
10 pm: Fireworks
Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront
Celebrate America's Independence Day at Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale - fireworks!
The live music, family events, and fireworks are all free and open to the public. No registration is required for these events.
The Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon route travels through scenic Northeast Minneapolis, ending at the beautiful Stone Arch Bridge on Main Street.
Sunday, July 3
Live FREE music and a movie at Nicollet Island.
7–8:30 pm: Kerns and the Hemispheres
Dusk – Outdoor movie – “Field of Dreams”
Each year a spectacular fireworks display concludes the Red, White and Boom Celebration. The fireworks display will be shot off from Water Power Park. Find a viewing area.
The Fourth of July Fireworks are funded by private donations from property owners, businesses, retailers, food and beverage establishments, residential communities, loft and condominium associations and property management companies located or doing business in Minneapolis. If you would like to support the fireworks through a donation please fill out the Firework Donation Form [PDF].
For further questions regarding fireworks donation please contact Erica Chua at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-230-6479.
Contact Erica Chua at email@example.com or 612-230-6479
Food Vendor Application [PDF]
Food and entertainment vendor applications will be accepted starting the week of February 8 and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Below is the timeline for vendor applications, if you have any questions please contact Erica Chua.
The best way to get involved with the Minneapolis Red, White and Boom festivities is to spread the word and come with your friends and family. Like Minneapolis Red, White, and BOOM on Facebook to stay updated on all the Hot Dam 5K and Red, White and Boom news.
Thank you to our generous community sponsors for their donation to the 2016 Fireworks:
MN Woman’s Club
Riverplace Holdings LLC
Mobile Entertainment, LLC
Paradise Charter Cruises
The Minneapolis Fourth of July Fireworks would not be possible without the contributions from amazing individuals and organizations.
If you would like to contribute funds to increase the length and quality of the Fourth of July Fireworks display, please fill out the Firework Donation Form [PDF]. Checks can be made payable to:
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Attn: Firework Fund
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Questions? Call 612-230-6479
The Red, White and Boom 4th of July Celebration could not happen without the support of our wonderful local business sponsors, partners, and community members.
Please be aware, there will be road closures as you make your way to the Red, White and Boom festivities. Check back for updates.
We encourage car-pooling, biking or using Metro Transit, as parking will be limited.