HealthEast Sports Center
Thursday, July 4
Outdoor concessions: 6-10 p.m.
Kids' Zone: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fireworks: 10 p.m.
This year's band will be The Thrillbillies, a Mankato-based band that plays upbeat country party music. The Thrillbillies will hit the stage at 7 p.m. and perform until the traditional fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Thanks to A.J. Alberts Plumbing and City & County Credit Union for sponsoring this annual event!
Fun at HSC before the party
HealthEast Sports Center will be open from 4-8 p.m. on July 4 for free open field house time. Paid open skating also is available for $5 ($6 skate rental). Concessions will be available for purchase.
Families are always welcome at Madison's Place playground and the free outdoor splash pad (open daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.).
HSC is located south of Bailey Road and east of Radio Drive, adjacent to East Ridge High School. Motorists are encouraged to park in the HSC and East Ridge High School parking lots. Pedestrians should utilize all crosswalks. No parking will be allowed along Bailey Road and Radio Drive. A large crowd is expected at this event. Parking is limited at HealthEast Sports Center, so carpooling is encouraged.
Reminder: Check the law before lighting up fireworks at home
It is illegal in Minnesota to sell, possess and use any fireworks that fly or explode. Some examples of illegal fireworks include firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles.
Certain non-explosive and non-aerial consumer fireworks are permitted. Examples include sparklers; cones and tubes that emit sparks; and novelty items like snakes and party poppers.
For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.
Be courteous of neighbors during celebrations
While fireworks are a traditional way to celebrate the Fourth of July, please remember that some members of the community are sensitive to sudden loud noises. For example, fireworks are extremely common triggers for combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. While celebrating this holiday, please follow the city’s noise ordinance, which limits excessive noise between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.