With summer finally here, let's talk about the next Holiday on the list; Fourth of July! One of the key components to a good fourth, besides the festive food, is the fireworks.

With a lot of the area planning to save their fireworks budget for their towns festival, here are some amazing firework shows that will impress everyone on and around July 4th.

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St. Cloud Fireworks

With activities going on at both Hester and Wilson Park during the day, make sure you are back for the fireworks at 10pm. The show will be synced with music!
Where: Hester Park (Map) Wilson Park (Map)
When: Thursday, July 4th
Website: www.stcloudfireworks.com


Joe Town Rocks

Two days of events with a parade, live music, food and games, plus a wonderful fireworks show!
Where: St. Joseph (Map)
When: Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday July 4th (Fireworks Wednesday Night)
Website: www.joetownrocks.org



Home to the longest consecutive running Fourth of July celebration in the state! Full of fun with a parade, royalty crowning, carnival, bingo, and fireworks!
Where: Annandale (Map)
When: Wednesday July 3rd to Sunday July 7th (Fireworks Thursday Night)
Website: www.annandalechamber.org

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A street dance kicks off Spicer's Fourth celebrations on Wednesday night continuing to Thursday activities including a craft fair, petting zoo, parade, and fireworks.
Where: Spicer | Green Lake (Map)
When: Wednesday July 3rd and Thursday July 4th (Fireworks Thursday Night)
Website: www.spicermn.com/

Where do you and your family go for the best fireworks show in Central Minnesota?