What’s Going on in the Twin Cities for Independence Day 2020?
Though the outbreak has brought on a ton of cancellations to Twin Cities Independence Day festivities, some events have been altered or postponed to comply with public health and social distancing recommendations. Find a way to celebrate (safely) this year and check out our list of fireworks and events for 4th of July 2020 available near Saint Paul, MN!
Farmer’s Fourth of July
When: Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Oliver Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelley Farm Rd., Elk River, MN
The annual Farmer’s Fourth of July is still on at Oliver Kelley Farm! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the front lawn while you witness rousing speeches and play 19th-century games. Families can even enjoy ice cream samples in the Learning Kitchen and make a craft project to take home! It’s a 4th of July tradition for the history books!
Happy Birthday America Parade
When: Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Community Center, 1255 Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN
A long-standing Shakopee tradition, the Happy Birthday America Parade is another even that hasn’t been crossed of off the Independence Day roster. You’ll be able to March with the Shakopee Parks and Recreation Department as it celebrates the birth of our nation. The event will comply with social distancing guidelines in an adapted route around the Community Center parking lot. Event staff will be keeping it festive with music, glow necklaces, candy and more. You can show your own American pride by bringing your decorated trikes, bikes and wagons.
When: July 30 – August 23, 2020
For some more at-risk community members, it might be a little too soon to break the home lockdown just yet. No worries! You’ll have a second chance to celebrate Independence Day. The annual Manitou Days celebration has been postponed and is now scheduled to run July 30 – August 23, 2020. What this year’s event will entail isn’t yet entirely clear, but plans for the Grande Parade, Medallion Hunt, Community Garage Sale, the Children’s Fishing Contest, fireworks diplay and more are still underway.