Local guide to 4th of July fireworks

Updated: July 02, 2020 11:43 AM
Created: July 02, 2020 10:30 AM

Local guide to 4th of July fireworks | Local guide to 4th of July fireworks |

Many area fireworks and 4th of July celebrations have been canceled this year, but we have found a list of cities and towns that will be celebrating over the weekend. Social distancing is strongly encouraged during these events. 

Here's your guide to Fourth of July events around the area: 


Mason City:
In collaboration with Clear Lake at the North Iowa Events Center, gates open at 7 p.m.; Fireworks begin around 10 p.m.

Rice County Fairgrounds
Food Trucks and Fireworks; Food trucks Friday and Saturday; Fireworks Saturday at dusk


Blooming Prairie: 
Fireworks at 10 p.m. by Victory Field Park

Cannon Valley Fairgrounds:
Fair food and fireworks; Food trucks Friday and Saturday; Fireworks at dusk

Charles City:
Fireworks at 10 p.m.; events all day 

4th of July Celebration; fireworks at dusk 

Grand Meadow: 
Fireworks at dusk; location south and east corner, off Cty Road 8

Fireworks at 10 p.m. at the airport

Lake City: 
Fireworks at dusk

Red Wing:
Saturday at dusk; viewing areas (PDF)

Steele County Fairgrounds:
Food Trucks & Fireworks!; fireworks at 10 p.m.

Summerfest activities Friday and Saturday; Fireworks Saturday at dusk

Fireworks at dusk  

Fireworks at 10 p.m. south of Hwy 60

Looking for more fireworks on display across Minnesota? Visit Explore Minnesota website for more fireworks happening this weekend. 


The weather looks like it is going to cooperate this year! Find the full forecast here.

Saturday night forecast  | Saturday night forecast |

Fireworks Safety

The Rochester Fire Department is urging the community to be safe while celebrating the 4th of July.

The RFD said with many public firework shows canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people may be likely to light off their own fireworks this year. 

The RFD and fire department across the state offer guidelines to be safe during the holiday.

  • If it flies or explodes, it’s illegal in Minnesota. For complete info on what’s legal in Minnesota, click here.
  • Don’t let kids or animals run around in areas where fireworks are lit. Nearly 45 percent of fireworks injuries happen to children. 
  • Use fireworks away from crowds, trees, structures or other flammable property.
  • Sparklers and many other fireworks can cause serious burns. More than 30 percent of fireworks injuries are from sparklers!
  • There is an average of 75 fireworks related hospital visits every year in Minnesota.
  • Never try to relight a dud. Ever.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to soak all spent fireworks overnight before discarding.
  • Sidewalk chalk art has been popular during the pandemic. Consider making Fourth of July and patriotic chalk art part of a safe celebration.

Fireworks safety | Fireworks safety |

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