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Start planning for your 4th of July celebration with these awesome events in Saint Paul! Most of us have a favorite spot to watch fireworks for this celebration, but if you are in need of something to do before dark, here are a few great options!

  • 70th Annual 4th in the Park!
    • Annual July 4th parade and picnic in St. Paul’s St. Anthony Park neighborhood—the capital city’s only Independence Day parade. Join us for a full day of events: races, pony rides, sports tournaments, face painting, food and music!
    • Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 from 8am to 4pm
    • Langford Park, 30 Langford Park, Saint Paul, MN 55108
  • Minnesota History Society with Historical Fort Snelling Independence Celebration
    • Celebrate the United States’ birthday at Historic Fort Snelling and explore the history of freedom in America. Just like in the 1800s, hear cannon and muskets salutes, watch a military dress parade, listen to fife and drum music and attend a mock battle.
    • Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 from 10am to 5pm
    • Advanced ticket purchase recommended
  • 9 Nights of Music presents Salsa del Soul
    • Enjoy Latin American music from Salsa del Soul as 9 Nights of Music celebrates its 19th anniversary season. 9 Nights of Music is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance instruction starting at 6:30 pm. Live music starts at 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair and purchase food from the Market House terrace grill. Come early and take advantage of free admission to the museum galleries from 3 to 8 pm.
    • Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102
  • Sunset Dinner at Padelford Riverboat
    • Enjoy a fabulous dinner of corned beef brisket, grilled bone-in chicken with our Jamaican-style Port Royal sauce, Wheelhouse potatoes, garlic and olive oil grilled vegetables, classic Caesar salad, chef’s choice dessert, dinner rolls and coffe Admission: $48.95 Adults /$24.40 Kids 3-12
    • Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
    • Harriet Island, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd , St. Paul, Minnesota 55107


20 May 1999 — Independence Day parade — Image by © Ariel Skelley/CORBIS

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