Celebrate Veterans This Fourth of July

by | Jul 2024

Edina Fourth of July Parade

Photos: City of Edina

Annual parade pays tribute to active military personnel and veterans.

With about 1,000 people participating in the parade route and over 20,000 spectators, the city’s Fourth of July event is always a huge celebration.

The 1-mile-long parade will begin at 10 a.m. July 4, running east along Eden Avenue and 50th Street and ending at Halifax Avenue.

“For me, the spectacle of the parade is paying tribute to the military, to our liberty,” says Mary Brindle, parade committee chair. “That’s what gets people out on the Fourth of July. That’s what’s really special about this parade.”

The parade will be a combination of marching bands, musical groups, community groups and businesses. The highlight for this year’s event is the United States Air Force Mid America Band will be playing while veterans of the community are marching behind the group.

Edina Marching Band Parade

To conclude a fun-filled Fourth of July, participants can head to Rosland Park to enjoy live music performed by the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band around 8:30 p.m. At dusk, fireworks will spread over the night sky, covering the park in red, white and blue light.

“The Fourth of July is our big community connection event,” says Alison Briggs, president of the Edina Community Foundation. “It’s time to meet your neighbors, to meet the people you go to school with or go to work with. The parade is not just for Edina residents; it’s for everybody who can come and be a part of the community.”

In the event of rain, find updates at edinamn.gov.

2024 Edina 4th of July Parade All ages. Free. 10 a.m. 50th Street S., from City Hall to Halifax Avenue; 952.300.2378; edinaparade.org


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