Where to Watch Fireworks in SE Minnesota in 2023

It's time to gather again and celebrate our independence with amazing 2023 Fireworks displays in Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea, Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, Faribault, Harmony, Mankato, Mazeppa, Red Wing, Stewartville, St. Charles, and more!

We've compiled a list of places to view incredible 2023 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.

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.

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  • Albert Lea Parade and Fireworks

    The 4th of July celebration in Albert Lea kicks off with the 3rd of July parade. The parade begins at the Fairgrounds, travels south on bridge ave, turns west on Fountain street, and 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 6pm, Fireworks on July 4th at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • Austin Freedom Festival

    Activities and entertainment July 1-4. On July 4th, the Parade starts at 11:00, Opening ceremonies at 1:30. Music/entertainment, food trucks, petting zoo, car show beanbag tourney, beer garden, and fireworks.

    Location: Bandshell Park in Austin
     4th Street and 9th Place SW, Austin, MN
     July 4th, Parade at 11am, Fireworks at dusk.

  • Blooming Prairie Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

    The largest 4th of July celebration in Southern Minnesota with events July 2nd, 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 4th Parade is 2:30pm-4pm and Fireworks at 10pm.
    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 Bryan Anderson 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 1st - racing starts at 6pm, Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Adults $20, Kids 12 and under free.

  • Dover Fireworks

    2023 Dover Fireworks are on July 3rd at dusk. There will also be a car show in the morning and family-friendly wrestling entertainment at 4. A kids pedal power tractor pull at 5pm behind the fire hall and entertainment in the park.

    Location: Dover, Minnesota
    Date: July 3rd, 2023

  • Eitzen Family Fun Fest

    Eitzen’s 4th of July Family Fun Fest is an all-weekend event, with tractor pulls, demo derbies, a parade, food and beer tents, a baseball tournament, fireworks, and so much more!

    Location: 307 Iowa Ave, Eitzen, MN
    Dates/Times: July 2-4 various events throughout the days, fireworks on July 4 at dusk.
    Admission: Most activities are free, but a few have a small admission fee.

  • Elysian Parade & Fireworks

    The Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration is back in 2023 with a weekend filled with bands, fireworks, kids activities, and food trucks. The City of Elysian fireworks show will be shot from Tustin Park on Sunday, July 2nd starting at 10 pm. The Grand Parade down Main Street will be on Monday, July 4 at 2pm.

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

  • Faribault Fireworks 2023

    The Faribault 2023 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, rain reschedule day is July 5th
    Admission: Free

  • Harmony 4th of July Celebration

    Harmony's 2023 4th of July celebration starts on July 1st and ends July 4th. 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 starting at 4 PM. Fireworks will be launched from North Park at dusk.

    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 7, 2022 thru July 9, 2023. The parade will be on Friday, July 7th at 7 pm followed by a mini fireworks display at dusk. The large Mazeppa Daze fireworks show will be on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at dusk.

    Location: Herbert Vik Memorial Field
    Address: Mazeppa, Minnesota 55956
    Dates/Times: July 7-9 - Fireworks at dusk on Friday, July 7 (mini display) and Saturday, July 8 (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, 2023 9am – midnight – Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Free

  • New Prague Big & Better Fireworks Show

    New Prague's 4th of July fireworks show is on Monday, July 3, 2023. They will have various food trucks on site also.

    Location: East of New Prague Middle School
    Date/Time: Monday July 3, 2023 @10:00 PM

  • Northfield Independence Day Fireworks

    The Northfield fireworks display will be held on July 4th. 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 4th, 10pm 
    Admission: Free

  • Owatonna Patriot Skies Fireworks Display

    The annual Owatonna Early Edition Rotary Club fireworks display is on for 2023! The fireworks display is funded by donations from the public.

    Location: Steele County Fair Grounds
    Address: 1525 S Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060
    Date/Time: July 4, 2023 at 10pm
    Admission: Free - donations greatly appreciated

  • Rochester’s 2023 4th Fest

    Rochester’s independence day celebration is on for 2023 with Fireworks, music, and more! Entertainment starts at 6:00 PM. More details coming soon.

    New for this year: A virtual pet parade! Event organizers are inviting the public to submit photos of their pets dressed in patriotic garb, fun costumes, or just being their adorable selves. Photos will be publicly displayed on the 4th Fest stage video screen from 7:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.

    6:00 PM:  Rochester Community Band: Patriotic and Traditional Concert Band Music
    7:00 PM:  DJ Aventus and Virtual Pet Parade
    8:25 PM:  Jean Prokott, Rochester Poet Laureate
    8:30 PM:  The Lonesome Losers: A Tribute to Yacht Rock
    10:00 PM:  Fireworks!

    Location: Soldier’s Field
    Address: 300 7th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

  • UPDATE: NO Red Wing 4th of July Fireworks in 2023

    The Mississippi Alumination group announced that there will be NO fireworks in Red Wing this year due to "lack of volunteers and funding."

  • St. Charles Fireworks Display

    The St. Charles fireworks show is on for 2023 and will be on July 4th at dusk!

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

  • Stewartville Summerfests 2023

    Stewartville’s Fireworks Show will be on 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
     Lakeshore Dr. NW, Stewartville, MN 55976
     July 4th, 6:30 pm grand parade; fireworks at dusk

  • 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 Monday, July 3, 2023. The Island Block Party is open to all ages and is FREE to attend. Before the fireworks, Chase & Ovation: A Slute to the Music of Prince will perform. There will also be food trucks, family games, mini golf, bounce houses, and obstacle course.

    Location: Treasure Island Resort & Casino
    Address: 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, Minnesota 55089
    Dates/Times: July 3rd, 2023 at 5 PM to 11:30 PM – Fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: FREE

  • Wanamingo 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

    Wanamingo's Independence Day Fireworks show will be on July 4, 2023.

    Location: Riverside Park
    Dates/Times: Fireworks July 4th at dusk
    Admission: Free

  • Waseca Lakefest Music & Fireworks Celebration

    Waseca will be having their 2023 4th of July celebration and fireworks display at Clear Lake Park. 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, 2023 - fireworks at dusk.
    Admission: Free

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