MPRB’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration Red, White and Boom

Celebrate the Fourth of July during Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a two-day celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The event, held along the downtown Minneapolis Riverfront, features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale – fireworks!

On Monday, July 4, Father Hennepin Bluff Park will offer FREE family activities in the Family Fun Zone, 6–9:30 pm including balloon twisters, caricature artists, and hair and face painting. Bands performing this year are as follows:

Father Hennepin Bluff Park

6–7:30 pm Matthew Hannah

8-10 pm Funktion Junction

Mill Ruins Park

6–7:30 pm Plaid Brixx

8–10 pm Dylan Jakobsen

Boom Island Park

8:30–9:45 pm Minnesota Orchestra (NEW this year!)

The Red, White and Boom Celebration closes with a spectacular fireworks display along the Riverfront at 10 pm. For more information please go to

Pre-Fourth of July Celebration

Sunday, July 3 | 7 pm | Nicollet Island

Enjoy free live music starting at 7 pm courtesy of Kerns and the Hemispheres, followed by the outdoor classic film “Field of Dreams.” Movie starts at dusk and food trucks will be on site for food purchases.