Fourth of July Festivities and Fireworks Surrounding Duluth


We have reached the dog days of summer and the fourth of July is quickly approaching! Duluth Mom is so excited to be able to share local happenings with you once again as local establishments and events start coming back to the area! In this guide you will find information about parades, fireworks, activities, and ideas to keep your family cool over the holiday weekend. Happy 4th!


Duluth 4th of july dogs
Remember to keep your dogs inside during fireworks in case they get spooked. We don't want to lose our fur babies!

Fourth Fest

1:00pm Caribou Lake Association Annual Boat Parade 

1:00pm Community 4th of July Celebration hosted by Duluth Harbor Mission

Tofte – Festivities from 11am-5pm including a parade, food, beverages and live music.

11:00am – Parade with a F-16 flyover around 10:41am

10am-3pm Car Show

Noon – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

10:10pm – Fireworks


*They will not be having activities for children in the park this year as they have years past. Maybe next year!

The Parade (starting at 11am on July 4th on Belknap Street)
The Dennis VanAlstine Memorial 4th of July Car & Motorcycle Show
Barker’s Island Celebration beginning at 6pm – Food vendors and live music.
For the parade route and more specific information visit here.
Fireworks start at 10 pm – Tune in to Kool 101.7 for the official fireworks soundtrack

Are you wondering if your home fireworks are legal in MN? You can check out the State Fire Marshalls page and learn regulations and safety information.

Minnesota Fireworks

* Locations and times listed are on July 4th unless noted otherwise

Duluth – Fourth Fest Fireworks will start at 10:10pm

The Vista will be offering two different Fireworks cruises for the show.  Check out the information here.

Cloquet – 10:10pm

Virginia – 10:15pm 111 9th Avenue South, Virginia MN 55792

Two Harbors – 10:00pm at Agate Bay

Brookston 10pm

Ely – 10 pm over Miners Lake

Silver Bay – fireworks at dusk

Tofte – fireworks at dusk

Grand Marais – fireworks over the harbor 10pm


Wisconsin Fireworks

Superior – 10 pm – Tune in to Kool 101.7 for the
official fireworks soundtrack

Bayfield – 9:45 pm from Madeline Island

Hayward -10 pm behind the Hayward Primary School

Solon Springs – Across from the St. Croix Inn at dark on July 3rd

Pinehurst Beach – in Cloquet

Park Point Beach – many different spots along Park Point to swim.  Be aware of private vs. public land, whether or not there is a lifeguard on duty, and always follow rip current warning directions.

YMCA at Essentia Wellness Center- splash pad and pool

Pike Lake Beach – check out their website for rates.

Indian Lake Campground– in Two Harbors

Great Lakes Aquarium

Mall Play Area – located by the food court and it is now open!

Skyline Social & Games

Movie Theater – Boss Baby 2, Trolls, Peter Rabbit 2 and Cruella are all playing around Duluth this weekend.

Adventure Zone – in Canal Park

We know that this weekend is going to be a scorcher. You will be hauling kids, wagons, lawn chairs and snacks all over beaches, streets, and parks. We have made a list of 12 Summer Essentials for mom and also a guide to ice cream shops in Duluth, to help make the days feel more like a holiday weekend!


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