Join us for the Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, set to take place Wednesday, July 20 at 8:30 p.m. Join the community as they gather and watch great floats, displays and bands march through the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. This is CenterPoint Energy’s 16th year being part of the Aquatennial and sponsoring the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade. Come down and celebrate on July 20! And if you need a ride, you can download a free pass from Metro Transit good July 20 from 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm!
This year’s event will feature Grand Marshals Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak from WCCO-TV, and it will once again include floats, music, giveaways and more from organizations all across the region. Arrive early, find a spot along the parade route and enjoy!
The Minneapolis Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade has been a longstanding Aquatennial tradition. As a flagship Aquatennial event, the parade continues to grow. The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade is the largest nighttime parade in Minnesota. We’re excited to see you at this year’s event!
Join the Minneapolis Aquatennial in celebrating another year of with the Target Fireworks, considered one of the top five annual fireworks displays in the nation. The event will take place at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. Get there early! Space fills up pretty quickly at this beloved event along West River Parkway and on the Stone Arch Bridge. Music and activities run from 6-10 pm.
Viewing Tips: Come early to get your viewing spot—bring sunscreen for the afternoon and bug spray for the evening. The best spots are between Gold Medal Park and the 3rd Avenue Bridge on West River Parkway.
While you’re there: Enjoy a show, tour or walk on the Endless Bridge at the Guthrie Theatre, learn about Minneapolis’ history at the Mill City Museum, enjoy a morning at the Mill City Farmers Market or a leisurely afternoon at Gold Medal Park. Stop by Stone Arch Bridge and check out the skyline view from the Mississippi River. And tune into Go 96.3 and enjoy the simulcast of music set to the Target Fireworks display.