Where to Watch Fireworks in SE Minnesota in 2021

It's time to gather again and celebrate our independence with amazing 2021 Fireworks displays in Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea, Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, Faribault, Harmony, Mankato, Mazeppa, Stewartville, Spring Valley, St. Charles, and more!

We've compiled a list of places to view incredible 2021 4th of July firework shows and Independence Day celebrations around Southeast Minnesota. Scroll down to get all the details of each event listed in alphabetical order and in the interactive map below.  Also, check out our Ultimate 2021 Summer Events Guide for Southeast Minnesota

If you know of a July 4th fireworks celebration in Southern Minnesota that is not included on this list, please let us know by sending us an email here and we'll get it added to the list and map.


  • Albert Lea Parade and Fireworks

    The annual 3rd of July parade in Albert Lea is on with the theme this year of “Happier Days Ahead,” with “Happy Days” actress Marion Ross as the grand marshal. The parade begins at the Fairgrounds, traveling south on bridge ave, turns west on Fountain street, turns south on St. Mary Ave, ending at Central Park. On July 4th, Bayside Skiers Ski show at Fountain Lake and fireworks at dusk.

    Location: Fountain Lake
    Address: Albert Lea, MN 56007
    Dates/Times: Parade on July 3rd at 12pm, Fireworks on July 4th at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • Austin Freedom Festival

    Parade at 11:00, Opening ceremonies at 1:30. Music/entertainment, food trucks, bingo, beanbag tourney, beer garden, and fireworks

    Location: Bandshell Park in Austin
    Address:
     4th Street and 9th Place SW, Austin, MN
    Dates/Times:
     July 4th, Parade at 11am, Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission:
     Free

  • Blooming Prairie Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

    The largest 4th of July celebration in Southern Minnesota with events July 3rd and 4th including a parade and fireworks show on July 4th.

    Location: Victory Field Park
    Address: 202 4th Ave NW, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
    Dates/Times: July 3-4, Parade (2:30pm-4pm) and Fireworks (10pm) on July 4th
    Admission: Free

  • Cannon Valley Fair

    Along with all of the rides at The Cannon Valley Fair in Cannon Falls, there will be a Grand Parade, harness horse racing, live music, and a fireworks show on the 4th of July.

    Location: Cannon Valley Fair
    Address: 800 N 9th St, Cannon Falls, MN 55009
    Date/Times: Parade at 11am, horse races at 2pm, live music with The Chubs at 7pm, Fireworks at dusk
    Admission: Free on July 4th
    Click Here for the Full Cannon Valley Fair Schedule

  • Deer Creek Speedway

    One of the area's largest FIREWORKS displays! Weekly racing action featuring USRA Modifieds & B-Mods, WISSOTA Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds & Street Stocks. 

    Location: Deer Creek Speedway
    Address: 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975
    Date/Time: July 3rd - racing starts at 6pm, Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Adults $15, Seniors/Students $13, Kids 12 and under free.

  • Dover Fireworks

    Dover Fireworks are on July 3rd.

  • Eitzen Family Fun Fest

    The Eitzen Family Fun Fest 2021 starts Saturday, July 3 with bags and softball tournaments, a beer garden, flea market, and more. Sunday, July 4 there will be a breakfast, pedal pull, free face painting, grand parade, demo derby, and more followed by Spectacular Fireworks by Flashing Thunder.

    Location: 307 Iowa Ave, Eitzen, MN
    Dates/Times: July 3-4 various events throughout the days, fireworks on July 4 at dusk. See the full event schedule here
    Admission: Most activities are free, a few have a small admission fee. Full details here.

  • Elysian Parade & Fireworks

    The Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration is back in 2021 with a weekend filled with bands, fireworks, kids activities, and food trucks. The City of Elysian will have a Fourth of July parade down Main Street on Sunday, July 4 at 2pm and fireworks show shot from Tustin Park starting at 10 pm

    Location: Tustin Park
    Address: Elysian, MN 56028
    Date/Times: Parade - July 4th 2 pm to 5 pm | Fireworks starting at 10 pm
    Admission: Free
    See the full schedule of events here

  • Faribault Fireworks 2021

    The Faribault 2021 4th of July Fireworks are on!

    Location: Rice County Fairgrounds Grandstand track
    Address: 1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault, MN 55021
    Date/Time: July 4th Fireworks at 10pm
    Admission: Free

  • Harmony 125th 4th of July Celebration

    Enjoy food, drinks, petting zoo, toad races, fireworks, and more in the biggest little town in Southeast Minnesota! Grand Parade at 3 PM and live entertainment from Jim Busta Band featuring Mollie B starting at 4 PM

    Location: North Park
    Address: Harmony, MN 55939
    Dates/Times: July 4th - Grand Parade at 3pm, Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Free

  • Mankato Red, Hot, Boom

    A free, family-friendly 4th of July concert followed by the Red, Hot, Boom fireworks display. More details coming soon!

    Location: Vetter Amphitheater at Riverfront Park
    Address: 310 W Rock St, Mankato, MN 56001
    Dates/Times: July 4th - concert starts at 7pm, fireworks at 10pm
    Admission: Free

  • Mazeppa Daze Celebration and Fireworks Displays

    The big Mazeppa Daze celebration is scheduled for July 8, 2021 thru July 11, 2021. There will be a mini fireworks display on Friday, July 9, and the large display will be on Saturday, July 10.

    Location: Herbert Vik Memorial Field
    Address: Mazeppa, Minnesota 55956
    Dates/Times: July 8-11 - Fireworks at dusk on Friday, July 9 (mini display) and Saturday, July 10 (large display)
    Admission: Free

  • Morristown July 4th Celebration

    The oldest 4th of July celebration in Minnesota. Beer Gardens, Parade, Patriotic Program, Medallion Hunt, All-Day Music, Euchre Tourneys, Great Food, Silent Auction, Kiddie Rides & Games, Bingo, and Fireworks!

    Location: Fairgrounds across from Trinity church and school building
    Address: 10500 215th Street, Morristown, MN 55052
    Date/Times: July 4th, 2021 9am – midnight – Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Free

  • New Prague Big & Better Fireworks Show

    New Prague's 4th of July celebration is on Saturday, July 3rd!

    Location: East of New Prague Middle School
    Date/Time: July 3, @10:10 PM

  • Northfield Independence Day Fireworks

    The Northfield fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 3 starting at 10 p.m. at Northfield Middle School. Viewing areas near the fireworks display include Northfield Middle School parking lot and south fields, Tyler Park, and the fields north of Jefferson Parkway.

    Location: Northfield Middle School
    Date/Time: July 3 at 10 PM
    Admission: Free

  • Oronoco 4th of July Fireworks

    Just north of Rochester, the town of Oronoco will be having a fireworks show at Oronoco Park starting at 10 pm on July 4, 2021 

    Location: Oronoco Park
    Address:
     3rd Ave NW, Oronoco, MN 55960
    Date/Times:
     July 4th, 10 pm fireworks
    Admission:
     Free

  • Owatonna Patriot Skies Fireworks Display

    The annual Owatonna Early Edition Rotary Club fireworks display is on for 2021! The fireworks display is funded by donations from the public. You can donate by rounding up your purchase totals at Fairway Foods and Ace Hardware in Owatonna, mail a check to Owatonna Chamber of Commerce. The Girls Sweden soccer team will be collecting donations at the event.

    Location: Steele County Fair Grounds
    Address: 1525 S Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060
    Date/Time: July 4, 2021 at 10pm
    Admission: Free - donations greatly appreciated

  • Rochester’s 2021 4th Fest

    Rochester’s independence day celebration is on for 2021 with Fireworks, music, and more! Entertainment starts at 4:30 PM with performances by DJ LaidEe P, Swing Street, Salsa Del Soul, Rochester Poet Laureate Susan McMillian, and Transit Authority.

    Location: Soldier’s Field
    Address: 300 7th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
    Date/Time: July 4, 2021 – entertainment starts at 4:30 PM, Fireworks at 10 PM

  • Red Wing 4th of July Fireworks 2021

    Watch the amazing fireworks shine over the Mississippi River in Red Wing.

    Location: Best Views From Memorial Park
    Address: 1303 Levee Road, Red Wing, MN 55066
    Date/Time: July 4th at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • St. Charles Fireworks Display

    The St. Charles fireworks show is on for 2021! More details coming soon.

    Location: St. Charles High School Ballfield
    Address: 600 East 6th
    Date/Time: July 4th - Fireworks at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • Stewartville Summerfests 2021

    Stewartville’s Fireworks Show will be the evening of July 4th, as part of their Summerfest activities. The festivities start that evening with a Grand Parade at 6:30 pm, followed by fireworks in Bear Cave park at dusk.

    Location: Bear Cave Park
    Address:
     Lakeshore Dr. NW, Stewartville, MN 55976
    Dates/Times:
     July 4th, 6:30 pm grand parade; fireworks at dusk
    Admission:
     Free

  • Treasure Island Block Party and Fireworks

    Treasure Island Casino in Welch, MN is throwing the  Ultimate 4th of July bash with great music, delicious food and spectacular fireworks on Saturday, July 3, 2021 The Island Block Party is open to all ages and is FREE to attend. The Rocket Man: Elton John Tribute Show is general admission, but limited reserved seating is available.

    Location: Treasure Island Resort & Casino
    Address: 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, Minnesota 55089
    Dates/Times: July 3rd, 2021 at 5 PM to 11:30 PM – Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: FREE

  • Wanamingo 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

    Wanamingo's 4th of July celebration is July 2nd thru July 4th. With BBQ, live music, volleyball tournament, firemen's picnic and dance, Grand Parade on July 4th at 2:30 PM, Fire Department waterfight at 4 PM and Fireworks at dusk.

    Location: Riverside Park
    Dates/Times: Fireworks July 4th at dusk
    Admission: Free
    Check the What's Happening Wanamingo Facebook page for updates.

  • Waseca Fireworks Show

    Waseca will be having their 2021 4th of July Fireworks display at Clear Lake Park starting at 9pm. The show is expected to last for one hour. Don't forget the bug spray!

    Location: Clear Lake Park - 1000 8th Ave NE, Waseca, MN 56093
    Date/Time: July 4 at 9pm
    Admission: Free