The Edina Community Foundation hosts a trio of 4th of July events.
For over 30 years, Edina residents and those in surrounding communities have enjoyed the annual 4th of July parade, put together by the Edina Community Foundation (ECF). This year’s parade will take place on July 4 at 10 a.m. The parade route runs on 50th Street, from City Hall to Halifax Avenue, and onlookers are encouraged to set up early, as up to 20,000 people are expected to attend.
“It’s the biggest … most-anticipated event every year in Edina, on the best day of the year,” says Mary Brindle, 4th of July parade committee co-chair. “The parade is the event that brings together all aspects of our community: schools, businesses, non-profits, public safety, neighborhoods, faith communities, youth athletics, music and our favorite animals.”
The ECF, along with the City of Edina, also orchestrates the city’s fireworks display and a veterans dinner that celebrates local veterans who participate in our parade each year. The annual veterans dinner will be at 5 p.m. on July 3 at St. Peter’s Edina. Veterans, active military members and their families are encouraged to attend this dinner, which is sponsored by Chick-fil-A.
The fireworks display will take place at Rosland Park at 10 p.m. on July 4, preceded by a performance by The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band, with fifes and drums at 8 p.m. and concert at 8:45 p.m. Alison Briggs, the director for the ECF, says the foundation is contracting a new fireworks company, J&M Displays—and the result will be the biggest fireworks show the city of Edina has ever seen.
In the event of rain, find updates at edinamn.gov.
All ages. Free. 10 a.m. 50th St. S., from City Hall to Halifax Avenue; 952.300.2378; edinaparade.org