Complete guide to July 4th in Minneapolis and St. Paul 2017
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In just a few weeks, folks across the country will be seeking out the biggest and brightest activities to ring in July 4th.

Lucky for Twin Cities residents, Minneapolis and St. Paul offer some of the best patriotic parties. From breathtaking fireworks shows to cheery family-friendly events to free live music, the Minnesota cities are prepped and ready to make your 2017 Independence Day one for the books. Check out AXS's guide July 4th in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota below.  

Where to watch fireworks: Whether you're in the mood for downtown riverfront excitement, small town (+ big pyro) charm or a gorgeous lakeside setting, the Minneapolis-St. Paul area has a plethora of grounds options from where to watch the lit-up summer sky. 

Family friendly events: Celebrants of all ages will revel in games, food, music, crafts and more at the numerous family events scattered throughout the Twin Cities. 

Free events: 4th of July is one holiday in which cash is not required for a memorable experience. Keep your festivities frugal with these unique free events, ranging from concerts to movies to picnics and more.