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Published on June 21, 2024
Minneapolis "Red, White, and Boom" Festivities to Light Up Downtown Riverfront on July 4Source: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Minneapolis is gearing up to quickly snap back to its festive Fourth of July traditions with the return of the "Red, White, and Boom" event, set to light up the Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront in a mere two weeks. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has confirmed that the celebration will unfold from 6-10 pm on Thursday, July 4, though this year's revelers will have to work around the Stone Arch Bridge being out of commission for repairs.

Eager attendees can look forward to starting their evening at 6 pm with a roll-out of food trucks that will be presenting a smorgasbord of flavorful bites from some of Minneapolis’ top mobile eateries. And for those ready to then groove to some beats, DJ Angel Beloved is set to provide the soundtrack for the night with an array of electric tunes that'll be sure to get feet moving.

The Minneapolis skyline will serve as the backdrop for Big Mike Retroy Soul & the Westside Horns. They're slated to deliver a blend of smooth blues rock, peppered with oldies for the whole family, according to the details provided by the MPRB. Their setlist is said to cradle hits from music greats like Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and Marvin Gaye, along with classic rock standards from bands including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Bringing the evening to a crescendo at 10 pm, the fireworks show promises to beautifully illuminate the sky above the Mississippi River with a dazzling arrangement of colors and lights. The MPRB has made all the event details accessible for those interested in planning their holiday activities, with an official event page where the public can RSVP on Facebook, download the event flyer, and stay updated on any event changes.