July 4 Fireworks

Prepare to be dazzled.

What makes a superior July 4th fireworks experience? The right company, weather and location are essential, but what about the show itself? Fairview Southdale Hospital Foundation gives a generous sum to the Edina Community Foundation to fund the annual fireworks display. And the task, completed a few years ago, of choosing a pyrotechnic provider was not taken lightly.

The foundation contracted with RES Specialty Pyrotechnics, a fireworks vendor that has won international awards, says executive director Dick Crockett. The company employs rich color, techniques and firing orders, weaving images together to convey a story.

If you go:

Edina’s July 4 Fireworks Show will be based at Rosland Park. The show begins at 10 p.m. and lasts approximately 25 minutes. The First John Sousa Memorial Band will perform prior to the show.