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Where you can watch fireworks in Minnesota this Fourth of July

Some shows have been canceled, but there are still many places shooting off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a dampener on many Minnesotans' favorite summer celebrations, but there's good news for this Independence Day – many fireworks displays are still set to light up the sky

Although many events surrounding the Fourth of July holiday have been canceled across the state, there are still plenty of fireworks shows to enjoy. But be aware than many events have closed some of the popular spots to watch the displays to help encourage social distancing. 

Here's where you can see fireworks in Minnesota:

Alexandria

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot off over Lake Darling in Alexandria. Spectators can watch the show from the lake or the Arrowwood Stables parking lot at Arrowwood Resort, according to the event website

Baudette

At 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, Baudette and Lake of the Woods County will host a fireworks show over Baudette Bay at Willie Walleye Park, according to Lake of the Woods County's website.

Bemidji

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, the Bemidji Jaycees will host its Red, White and Boom Firework Spectacular above Lake Bemidji. Spectators are asked to social distance by watching the display at various locations around the lake, the Bemidji Jaycees website says.

Brainerd

At 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, Brainerd will host its annual fireworks show. However, this year viewing will not be available at Brainerd High School, but the fireworks will be visible from the "same general location," Brainerd.com says.

Cambridge

At 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will light up the sky above the Isanti County Fairgrounds, the city of Cambridge's website says.

Chanhassen

Many components of Chanhassen's Fourth of July Celebration are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the fireworks display is still a go at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at Lake Ann Park. However, Lake Ann Park, Greenwood Shores Park and the trail between the two will be closed this year so spectators will have to find a different place to watch the show, the city's website states

Crosslake

Crosslake's 2020 Celebrate America is on this year, including the 50th annual fireworks show. Fireworks will be shot off starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, over Sand Island, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce says.

East Grand Forks

Even though the Sertoma Fourth of July Festival has been canceled due to coronavirus, there will still be fireworks. At 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot off over the south side of Grand Forks, near the Scheels Sports Complex, the Greater Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce says.

Ely

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot over Miners Lake, according to Explore Minnesota.

Elysian

At 10 p.m. on Friday, July 3, the Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce will shoot off fireworks at Tustin Park, according to the Facebook event.

Faribault

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will fly high above the Rice County Fairgrounds, according to KDHL Radio

Grand Marais

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, a fireworks show will happen over Grand Marais Harbor, according to the Visit Cook County website. Social distancing is encouraged. 

Grand Rapids/Cohassat

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot off above Portage Park in Cohassat, the city says. The show can be seen from several vantage points throughout the city. 

Lakeville

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be launched at King Park, the city's website says. The display will be able to be seen throughout the city to allow for proper social distancing. 

Longville

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, Longville will host fireworks over Girl Lake, according to Brainerd.com.

Luverne

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, fireworks can be seen throughout the town, Explore Minnesota says.

Nisswa

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot off over Gull Lake, courtesy of Cragun's Resort and Madden's Resort, Explore Minnesota says. 

Orr

At dusk on Friday, July 3, fireworks will be shot over Orr Bay on Pelican Lake, Orr's July 3rd Fun Day Facebook page says

Owatonna

On Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot off at the Steele County Fairgrounds. This year, spectators will not be allowed to watch from the grandstand, but can watch from their vehicles on the fairgrounds.

Park Rapids

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot from Heartland Park, the city's website notes. People are asked to find a spot nearby where they can watch while maintaining social distancing. 

Pequot Lakes

At 10:10 p.m. on Friday, July 3, Pequot Lakes will shoot off fireworks from the practice field at the high school, the city's website says. Spectators can watch from their cars. 

Perham

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot off from the East Otter Tail County Fairgrounds.

Red Wing

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, a fireworks show can be seen from many areas of Red Wing, according to the event's Facebook page

Walker

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot off from the park area for the Fireworks on the Bay in Walker event, the event website says.

Waseca 

Waseca will host is annual fireworks at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, above Clear Lake, according to a Facebook event. People are encouraged to socially distancing while watching the show.

Willmar Lakes Area

At dusk on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot from Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake, according to the event website

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