Your Guide to 4th of July in Burnsville, MN

With its close proximity to Minneapolis-St. Paul and their outdoor attractions, Burnsville is a great place to visit for 4th of July Weekend. Read on to learn how to celebrate 4th of July with fireworks and parades plus outdoor recreation, special events and entertainment in the Burnsville area.

Outdoor Activities

Any stellar 4th of July starts with time outside with the family. Enjoy an Independence Day picnic at one of the Burnsville area’s parks, or head to Crystal Beach for a day soaking in the July heat with easy access to the water, a playground, volleyball courts and more! Trying to find a great place to BBQ? Enjoy your 4th of July feast at Alimagnet Park or Cliff Fen Park with one of their grill-equipped picnic shelters. If you’re looking for a more adventure-filled day in the area, experience the outdoors by checking out one of the mountain biking, hiking or paddling trails to complete your day. Or, if you want to spend your day hitting the links, schedule a tee-time at one of Burnsville’s award-winning golf courses! Click here to learn more about the outdoor activities in Burnsville.


Burnsville has plenty of areas to watch fireworks, one of the greatest 4th of July Traditions! Check out one of the following areas for prime firework viewing in your area:

South Metro Area:

Downtown Minneapolis

There are several areas to view the Downtown Minneapolis fireworks show at dusk on the 4th of July. Check out the list of viewing areas here.

Following an American pastime

Experience true American tradition by viewing fireworks following a baseball game in the Burnsville area:

Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers – Friday, July 5 – Post Game

St. Paul Saints vs. Lincoln Saltdogs – Wednesday, July 3 – Post Game


Start out the holiday by checking out one of the Independence Day parades in the Burnsville area! Enjoy various outdoor activities, face painting, music and more! Click the links below to learn more about the area’s parades:

Eagan 4th of July Funfest – 10am

Tangletown Parade – Fuller Park – 10am

Langford Park Parade – Langford Park – 11am

Special Events

Fourth of July in the Twin Cities area is filled with special events to celebrate the day! If you wish to start your day with a nice long (patriotic) run, check out St. Paul’s 4th in the Park or the Red, White and Boom Twin Cities Half Marathon.

Celebrate the historical significance of Independence Day by participating in the Historic Remembrance event at Fort Snelling where you will step back in time 200 years with the Minnesota Historical Society and celebrate independence like they did in the 19th century. If you seek simply classic Fourth of July festivities, head to Bloomington for their Summer Fete or to Valleyfair for good, old-fashioned Red, White and BBQ.

The possibilities are endless for your 4th of July festivities in the Burnsville, Minnesota area. Make sure you’re fully prepared for your holiday celebrations by requesting the 2019 Ticket to Savings Coupon book and by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Don’t forget to share all of your Burnsville 4th of July photos with #MyBurnsville for the chance to be featured on our accounts!