Happy 4thof July! If you’re looking for family friendly events this July, there’s plenty going on. From Fireworks displays to Independence Day Parades, there’s so much happening in and around the Twin Cities.

Events in the Twin Cities this July

Manitou Days
When: Now through July 4th, 2019
Where: White Bear Lake, MN

Come to beautiful White Bear Lake to celebrate Manitou Days, a three-week summer festival showcasing some of the greatest things about this lakeside community.  For 53 years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors.

2019 Hudson Booster Days
When: July 4th– 7th, 2019
Where: Lakefront Park
Hudson, WI

Hudson Boosters plans, organizes and executes the annual Hudson Wisconsin 4th of July celebration held in Lakefront Park, near historic downtown along the scenic St. Croix River. This event draws crowds from Hudson and surrounding counties, with activities for all ages.

It’s a 4 day celebration with carnival rides, live music, beer garden, bingo tent, car show, kid’s fishing contest, kid’s tractor pull, bean bag tournament, a parade down 2nd street and many other events, capped off by the City of Hudson-sponsored fireworks display on Sunday evening at dusk.

4thof July Parade – Forest Lake
When: July 4th, 2019
Where: Forest Lake American Legion
355 W Broadway Ave
Forest Lake, MN

The annual 4thof July Parade begins at the American Legion in Forest Lake. After the parade enjoy the carnival, bingo and music all evening long.

Light it Up Maplewood
When: July 4th, 2019
Where: Hazelwood Park
1663 County Road C East
Maplewood, MN

Maplewood 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks. We’ll have inflatable amusements for the kids, games and family fun and nearly a dozen food trucks. The band, Good for Gary, starts around 6:30. Fireworks start around 10pm.

4thof July Fireworks and Music
When: July 4th, 2019
Where: Highway 61 and 4thStreet
White Bear Lake, MN

Music at Memorial Beach start at 8:00 PM and fireworks over the lake at 10:00 PM.

Stillwater 4thof July Fireworks Celebration
When: July 4th, 2019
Where: Downtown Stillwater
101 Water Street
Stillwater, MN


Enjoy an Independence Day Celebration in one of America’s Prettiest Towns. Fireworks at 10pm on the St. Croix river downtown historic Stillwater.

Event Line up for 2019:
3 pm – 10:30 pm Civil War Cannons from Battery I, 1st US Artillery
Mulberry Point in Lowell Park (201 Water St)

6:30 pm – 9:45 pm Scott Holt Band (blues and rock) and
Heartless (a Heart tribute rock band)
Lowell Park Amphitheater

7 pm – 9 pm St. Croix Jazz Orchestra

Pioneer Park Bandshell (515 N. 2rd St)
Dusk (approx 10 pm) Fireworks by RES Specialty Pyrotechnics
Over the St. Croix River and Historic Lift Bridge
(Fireworks Rain Date is July 5, 2019)

Ramsey County Fair
When: July 10th– 14th, 2019
Where: 2020 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN

Come for the food stay for the music! The Ramsey County Fair has it all when it comes to family fun. Enjoy the carnival rides, car show, youth pet show, talent show and live music daily.

Karl Oskar Days
When: July 10th– 14th, 2019
Where: Lindstrom, MN

A community celebration of rich heritage and the uniqueness of downtown Lindstrom, sister city to Tingsryd, Sweden. Karl Oskar represents the thousands of Swedes who left European homelands in the late 1800′s, many of whom settled in the Chisago Lakes Area. Enjoy live music, a car show, parade and craft fair-plus spectacular fireworks!

Basilica Block Partybasic
When: July 12thand 13th, 2019
Where: Basilica of St Mary
88 17thSt. N
Minneapolis, MN

The year was 1995 AD. A gallon of gas was $1.09, the internet was being completely privatized, Coolio walked through the valley of the shadow of death, and some dude flew a balloon across the ocean. But the most notable event, of course, was the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party opening its pearly gates for the first time.

A miracle in the eyes of the sinners, the saints, and those people who sing along at concerts but don’t know the words, the party rocked the foundation of earth and heaven alike. And now, 25 years later, the miracle continues. So join us while we make noise, make memories, and make history. Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block party.

Wine Meets Art Festival
When: July 13thand 14th, 2019
Where: Saint Croix Vineyards
6428 Manning Avenue N
Stillwater, MN

Art show at the winery! Enjoy a day of local art, local wine and local food. All paired with wonderful music! Enjoy interacting with top local artists as you stroll through the art show

There will be over 20 local artists, two food trucks, live music from 1pm-4pm, and winery tours at noon both days.
Bead Junquie-Jewelry-Beautiful beads, fine metals and original designs used to make the finest handmade jewelry.
Breanna Ellevol- Acrylic paintings on canvas, wood and re-purposed items with a charming rustic floral theme.
Chalk Junquie-Signs-Chalkboards and Purveyor of Quality Chalk Surfaces, Pastes, plus Fabric Ink and Transfers.
Croix Valley Foods- Producers of award-winning all natural, gluten-free barbecue sauces, marinades, steak sauce, dry rubs and seasonings

And so much more!

Washington County Community Ice Cream Social
When: July 18th, 2019
Where: Historic Stillwater Courthouse
101 W Pine Street
Stillwater, MN

Held outdoors on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse, the Ice Cream Social is a perennial community favorite and the official kick-off to Stillwater’s Lumberjack Days.

Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest
When: July 19th& 20th, 2019
Where: Mears Park
St. Paul, MN

The largest free Blues Festival in the Twin Cities started in 2003 as “Famous Dave’s BBQ and Blues Festival” in Peavey Plaza,  Minneapolis, MN. After several changes and re-construction of Peavey Plaza, the festival found itself without a home in 2012, and the next year was moved to it’s present location in Lowertown Neighborhood of St. Paul in beautiful Mears Park. The people involved with this festival take great pride in working year round to make this a premier event in the Twin Cities. This festival is supported entirely by our sponsors, vendors, contributors, and YOU. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Highland Fest
When: July 19th– 21st, 2019
Where: Highland Park in St. Paul

Highland Fest is back and better than ever this summer, beginning Friday, July 19th and running through Sunday, July 21st. Highland Fest marks summer’s midpoint with a place to gather with friends and neighbors with so many great activities for everyone. The line up for the weekend includes live music, wine tasting, a beer tent, juried art fair, petting zoo, wiener dog races, business fair, home expo, inflatable rides and games, 5K race, an exciting array of food and beverage vendors, bingo, a Powerhouse workout class in the park,  movie in the park,  the All Ford Car and Truck Show, and more!

Wannigan Days 2019
When: July 19th– 21st, 2019
Where: Taylors Falls, MN
And St. Croix Falls, WI

There is something for everyone at the Wannigan Days Celebration! Watch a two-town parade on either the Taylors Falls or St. Croix Falls side of the river. Grab a spot and ooh, and ah, at the fireworks display! Shop at the arts and crafts booths and our local stores. Be sure to check out the kid zone, and all the other family friendly events! Check out the event poster for a full list of events and times.