4th of July Celebration

July 2-4

Boulevard Plaza

11000 Crooked Lake Blvd

The 4th of July Celebration is a popular event filled with tons of fun activities for every age to enjoy. View live music and a community parade, play games, ride rides or participate in a 5k run. Make sure you don't miss the grand finale fireworks, voted a Top Fireworks Show in Minnesota!

Be in the Community Parade

It's already time to start signing up for this year's 4th of July Celebration!
The North Star Lions Club is now accepting applications for parade participants. 
The parade will be Sunday, July 3 at 1 pm. Parking is available at Anoka Ramsey Community College. The parade winds down Mississippi Boulevard, through neighborhood streets, and then ends at Boulevard Plaza.

Parade applications are open until June 18. 

Learn more and sign up here! 

Parade Line Up Instructions Map

Parade Route Map

Food Vendors Wanted

If you have a food truck and want to participate in one of the best attended events of the year, fill out this form.
Food trucks will be stationed at the 4th of July carnival, located at Boulevard Plaza, July 2-4. 

Food vendor applications open until May 1. 


4th of July Celebration Schedule

Event Dates: July 2-4

Noon- 10 p.m. everyday of the celebration includes the carnival, 
North Star Lions food & beer tent, pull tabs and food trucks. 
*Please note: The midway will close at 10 p.m. every night

Special Events

Saturday, July 2

5-11 p.m.
Car Show 

6-10 p.m.
Live Music: The Castaways

Sunday, July 3

1 p.m.
(line up at 11 a.m.)

6-10 p.m.
Live Music: City Nights Band

5-10 p.m.
Coon Rapids High School All-School Reunion

Monday, July 4

8 a.m.
Firecracker 5k 
(7 a.m. packet pick-up) 

9:15 a.m.
Firecracker 5k awards

9:30 a.m.
Kids Sparkler Dash

6-10 p.m.
Live Music: Rockin' Hollywoods

10 p.m.

Midway Ticket Booth Prices:

1 ticket $1.50
25 tickets $30.00
Rides require 3-5 tickets

Unlimited Ride Wristbands ($28.00 per person)

Available noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and noon-5 p.m. Monday

Parking Information:

Free parking is available at several parking lots on the Anoka-Ramsey Community College campus. Other parking is also available in nearby areas. After the fireworks on the 4th of July, thousands of cars are leaving the area at the same time so expect to wait in traffic a long amount of time, and please be patient as you wait for your turn to leave the parking areas. Coon Rapids Police will direct traffic in the most efficient way possible, but please allow for this extra time in your schedule.

Parking Map with Restrictions

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