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Published on June 15, 2024
Coon Rapids Announces Fun-Filled 4th of July Celebration with New Safety Rules and Exciting EventsSource: City of Coons Rapid, MN

As the summer sun prepares to salute the stars and stripes, Coon Rapids is gearing up for its annual 4th of July Celebration, taking place from July 2nd to the 4th at Boulevard Plaza, 11002 Crooked Lake Boulevard. This year's event promises a cornucopia of activities designed to entertain folks from all walks of life. With live music stages set to rock the plaza and a parade that will march into the hearts of the community, there's little doubt that this celebration will resonate with fervent patriotic spirit.

In a nod to safety and a shift in policy, event organizers have introduced a new chaperone directive. "Anyone under 18 must be accompanied and monitored by an adult," the event schedule states, with the mandate extending across all event venues through the three days of revelry. The parade, which is a centerpiece of the festival, is accepting registrations until June 18, a subtle reminder that while the party is free-flowing, it's still a tight ship. For enthusiasts wanting to partake in the nostalgia trip of 80s and classic rock tunes, Arena will be setting the vibe on July 2nd from 6:30 pm - you won't want to miss it.

July 3rd keeps the tempo up with a new addition to the celebration—the Coon Rapids Police Association Bags Tournament. Call your ticket to some friendly competition by registering here. Be sure to groove to the fusion of rock, funk, and R&B performed by City Knights later that evening. However, the carnival rides close at 7:30 p.m. on July 4th, in preparation for the grand finale, a fireworks display that has set the bar high in Minnesota. Keep in mind, that the midway's new closing time signals the cue for attendees to find the best spot for the light show spectacle.

For those looking to kick-start Independence Day with some calorie burn, the Firecracker 5K on July 4 is the event to lace up for, with registration still open. A Kids Sparkler Dash will follow, sparking joy in young participants. To get your fill of the day's events, starting from the early morning burst of the 5k to the crackle of the closing fireworks at 10 p.m., be sure to check the printable flyer detailing every time and activity.