The 411 on Stillwater’s Fourth of July Celebration: Fireworks, Parking and Parades


Fourth of July in Stillwater. (Photo by Dale Peterson via Pictures of Stillwater Facebook group)

Stillwater is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July celebration with live music and a fireworks display.

This year’s celebration will feature the largest fireworks in Minnesota, City Council Member Mike Polehna said. Because of the location and space, pyrotechnicians are able to launch 12-inch diameter shells, 1,200 feet in the air.

The fireworks will begin at about 10 p.m. Music for the fireworks show will be simulcast on KLBB Radio, AM 1220.

4 Downtown Parking Lots Closed July 3-4:

Several downtown parking lots (map) — 2, 4, 5 and 9 — which are located adjacent to Lowell Park will be closed to vehicles Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.

The parking lots will be closed at the recommendation of public safety officials to create a larger buffer zone between pedestrians and vehicles around Lowell Park.

Live music begins at the Lowell Park Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m.

  • Stereomaid will play from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Scott Holt will play from 8–9:45 p.m.

In Pioneer Park:

  • ArtReach St. Croix’s mobile art gallery will be at Pioneer Park from 5-9 p.m.
  • The St. Croix Jazz Orchestra will perform a concert in the bandshell from 7-9 p.m.
Fourth of July Parades

Marine on St. Croix

The Marine on St. Croix Fourth of July celebration begins with a fireworks display at dusk Monday, July 3.

The All Town Fourth of July Parade begins at noon on July 4 in downtown Marine.

Marine’s Fourth of July road race starts at 9:15 a.m. on July 4.


Afton’s 119th annual Fourth of July Parade begins at noon and winds along St. Croix Trail in downtown Afton.

The grand marshals of this year’s parade are Paul and Rebecca Nickerson, owners of Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Parking and shuttle rides are available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeland Plaza. After the parade, a celebration will take place at Town Square Park featuring music, vendors and kids activities.

Lake Elmo

Lake Elmo’s 29th annual Kids Parade will head through downtown Lake Elmo beginning at noon Tuesday, July 4.