Family Friendly July 4th Events in the Twin Cities Area

young siblings at fair

Looking for fun activities to do with your kids over the long weekend in the south metro or surrounding areas?  Check out these family friendly events! Alphabetized by city name. 

June 30
6:00pm-8:00pm—Casting with the Cops (bait and treats provided, preregistration required)

July 1
5:00pm-9:00pm—Classic Car Show

July 3
5:00pm-9:00pm—Family Fun Night with petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, food, dance, games and big trucks and police/fire truck tours

July 4
8:00am—Fun Run
6:00pm-10:00pm—Music, dancing, games, playground for kids, food vendors followed by fireworks at dusk

July 4
1:00pm-2:00pm—Food, drinks, music, trolley rides and kids activities

July 3
4:00pm-10:30pm—Activity booths, face painting, balloon animals and more.  Live music. Fireworks at dusk (one of Minnesota’s largest displays)

July 3
12:00pm-12:30pm—Bike Parade (Decorate a bike and come join in!)
12:30pm-2pm—Teddy Bear Band

July 4
12pm-3pm—Yellow Ribbon Car Show

family fun on 4th of july

July 1
6:30pm—Outdoor Concert

July 3
6:00pm-9:45pm—Free, kid-friendly event with self-directed activity stations  (dance party, hands-on crafts, inflatables, lawn games, street art, mini fireworks display at the end of the night)

July 4
11:00am-dusk—Beach, food trucks, music, fireworks at dusk.

July 1-4
Daily admission is $5.
See the website for schedule details, but events and entertainment include: rides; FFA Kiddie Barnyard; Chalk the Wall; Old Tyme Photos; horse, Sheep, Beef, Goat, Rabbit, Dairy Show Show; Wanda the Clown; Dave the Yo-Yo Master; Kids Power Pedal Tractor Pull; Balloon Twisting and Artistry; Demo Derby; Harness Horse Racing; Grande Day Parade; Fireworks and more

June 30
4:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival (discount day)

July 1
12:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival and live entertainment

July 2
Noon-11:00pm—Carnival, entertainment, hot dog eating contest, bingo, food stands and more

July 3
10:00am—Kids Fishing Contest
11:00am—Bean bag tournament
12:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival, entertainment, bingo, food stands followed by fireworks at dusk

July 4
12:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival, entertainment, food stands, bingo

July 4
6:00pm-dusk—Inflatables, concessions, live music followed by fireworks at dusk

July 5
5:00pm-8:30pm—Family Tailgate Party with hotdogs, drinks, cotton candy, rock climbing, archery ranges bounce houses, face painting and yard games.

July 6
9:30am—Baby Crawl-A-Thon
1-3pm—Ice Cream Social (live music, carnival games, ice cream & cookie dough)
12pm-10pm—Festival of Asian Nations & Night Market

July 7
9:30am—Big Wheel Race (ages 2-6)
11:30am—Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 4-11)
5:00pm-11:00pm—Family Fun Fair & Carnival

July 8
12:00pm-11pm—Family Fun Fair & Carnival

July 9
10:15am—Kiddie Parade
10:00am-11:00pm—Family Fun Fair & Carnival (also on July 10)

kids in costume

July 1
10am-11am—Free parade; bring your decorated, bike, wagon or trike!

SHAKOPEE Canterbury Park Fireworks Spectacular & Live Racing

July 3
4:00pm – 11:00pm—Racing, pony Rides, face painting, fireworks at dusk

July 4
1:00pm-6:00pm—Racing, Fourth of July activities and fun, pony rides and face painting


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