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Fireworks with a Chance of Purple Rain

To me, the Fourth of July isn’t complete without fireworks, and in my eyes, the best place to watch fireworks in Minnesota is at Red, White and Boom! Ideally, I like to grab some ice cream at Izzy’s and then find a great spot along the riverfront, just behind the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum. The fireworks show over the Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi River and the city really is a sight to behold.Version 2

But this year, there’s something new and very Minnesota–fireworks will be set to Prince tunes. The show is being sponsored by The Current, a local radio station and onlookers will  see the sky lit up with breathtaking fireworks as they hear songs like Raspberry Beret, Little Red Corvette and most likely–Purple Rain.Minneapolis-Fireworks-2

So if you’re in the area, be sure to check out this year’s special fireworks show. Earlier in the day there will be the Red, White and Boom! TC Half Marathon, Relay and 5K, plus live music in Mill Ruins Park and Father Hennepin Bluffs Park.

Where’s your favorite spot to watch fireworks on the 4th?

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

One, Two, Three Strikes and Fireworks!

It’s almost the Fourth of July, which has me thinking about fireworks…and I have to say, one of my favorite spots to see a great show is at Target Field.

Target_Field_Fireworks_2From Memorial Day to Labor Day, every Minnesota Twins Friday night home game at Target Field is a Fireworks Night. That’s right…even if it’s not the Fourth of July you can enjoy a spectacle of fireworks!

Target_Field_Fireworks_3jpgThe show happens in Center Field, just beyond Minnie & Paul. On Friday nights, after nine innings of baseball, fans can stay in their seats (or move closer for a better view of the outfield) and watch the countdown clock. The stadium will go dark, and “bing, bang, boom” the sky above Target Field will become illuminated with an array of fireworks that usually inspire  a good deal of “oohs and ahhs” from the crowd, regardless of the game’s final score.

What’s your favorite fireworks memory at Target Field?

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