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Aquatennial Flagship Events

2014 Flagship Events

Sunday, July 20 | 10 am - 4 pm
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun

Enjoy The Best Days of Summer on the beach at the Star Tribune Beach Bash. Relax in the sun and surf or participate in Aquatennial events along Lake Calhoun, including the Xcel Energy Sandcastle Competition and Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races! 

Wednesday, July 23 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Hennepin Ave. from Dunwoody College of Technology to 5th St.

Join Grand Marshal Chris Shaffer of WCCO-TV Weather Team and brighten up your summer with the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade. This one-of-a-kind parade will illuminate downtown with bands, floats, and fun for all ages. 

Saturday, July 26 | 6 pm - 10:30pm
West River Parkway, along the Mississippi River

One of the top 5 firework shows in the country, the Target Fireworks will light up the Minneapolis sky at 10 pm with a spectacular pyrotechnic display in celebration of the 75th Aquatennial. In addition to the amazing fireworks, enjoy pre-firework festivities starting at 6 pm. Tune into 96.3 K-TWIN FM for the live simulcast of the fireworks.