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The Best 4th of July Celebrations in MN & WI


The Best 4th of July Celebrations in MN & WI

No matter your age, Fourth of July vacation is one of the most highly anticipated parts of summer. The food, the excitement, and the colors lighting up the sky never cease to bring joy and excitement. So, we compiled our favorite firework festivals in Minnesota and Wisconsin to get you in the summer spirit. 







Fourth of July Vacation Ideas

If you’re looking for a new spot to scope out some sparklers, here are a few ideas to add to your list. 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 

Are you looking for some of the best 4th of July fireworks in Wisconsin? You definitely want to swing through Eau Claire. Head to Carson Park to watch their display at 10:05 pm. If you’re looking to add more flavor to your trip, you have to do their Curd Crawl. Trust us on this one. 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota  

Apple Valley offers a relaxing Fourth of July celebration, perfect for the whole family. Starting with a parade in the morning, Apple Valley then throws a pre-fireworks party with music, food, and games! Once the sun sets, they light up the sky for all to enjoy. 

Book a room at GrandStay® Apple Valley. 

Stillwater, Minnesota 

Located right on the St. Croix river, there are plenty of spots to soak in Stillwater’s epic Fourth of July fireworks display. While you’re there, you can take a cruise, shop antiques, or indulge in some ice cream or malt at Leo’s.

Book a room at GrandStay® Stillwater. 

St. Cloud, Minnesota

For 76 consecutive years, the town of St. Cloud has lit up its skies to celebrate our nation’s freedom. Enjoy Minnesotan community spirit while listening to live local music, then stick around for the show. Before the show, visit Quarry Park for a cooling dip in the water and even scuba diving. 

Book a room at GrandStay® St. Cloud. 

Minneapolis Minnesota 

We're sad to report that Red, White & Boom has been canceled again this year, due to staffing shortages and construction. We're crossing our fingers that this unforgettable fireworks display returns in 2023.   

Delano, Minnesota  

For a celebratory weekend, take a trip to Delano, Minnesota. This charming town begins with events on July 1st, culminating in one of the biggest firework shows in the whole state of Minnesota. If parades, carnivals, craft beer tasting, live concerts, and 5ks sound good to you, this is the place to be!

Book your room at GrandStay® Delano. 

Take a Trip, Plan Your Stay 

Stay in one of our comfortable rooms, take a dip in our pool, and enjoy our legendary GRANDSTART® breakfasts to fuel this year’s Fourth of July vacation (or any other vacation you may be planning.) Whatever your summer holds, we hope GrandStay® Hotels is a part of it. After all, that’s why we’re here.

Book your GrandStay® hotel rooms and get ready for an epic adventure! 

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