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Lake Minnetonka 4th of July

July 4, 2024 | The Commons, Excelsior

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Come celebrate the 4th of July with us! The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce hosts the only public fireworks event on Lake Minnetonka. Join our community for a full day of activities, starting early in the morning and lasting well into the night.

Head to Commons Park in downtown Excelsior on the shores of Lake Minnetonka with your family and friends. The day kicks off with a Firecracker Run with food and activities all day and ends with a spectacular fireworks show. Don't miss this chance to enjoy Independence Day with your community by the lake! Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

Schedule of Events

7: 30 AM: Excelsior Firecracker 1-Mile Start at Excelsior Elementary 

7:30  AM: Food Trucks Open for Business in Excelsior Commons

7: 50 AM: Excelsior Firecracker 10k Start at Excelsior Elementary 

8:00 AM: Excelsior Firecracker 5k Start at Excelsior Elementary 

10 AM: Kid's Bike Parade begins gathering at Kowalski's in Excelsior. Hosted by Primrose School.

11 AM: Kid's Bike Parade down Water Street, ends in Excelsior Commons

11 AM- 1 PM: DJ Bill Lage and FREE PETTING ZOO at Excelsior Commons Bandshell

4 PM: LegendaryPercolators in Excelsior Commons Bandshell

7 PM: dB Cooper in Excelsior Commons Bandshell

Dusk (approx. 9:50 PM): Fireworks at Excelsior Commons, launched in Excelsior Bay

Bring the BOOM!

Every year, the spectacular Excelsior Firework show is hosted by the Excelsior- Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. As a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization, we can't host this event without donors like YOU! We are grateful for donations from the cities, sponsors and Excelsior Rotary, but still need to community donations to make this event a success. Consider donating today to see your favorite fireworks BOOM!

Amount raised with a goal of $40,000!

4th of July Raffle

Get ready to ignite the night with the Bring the Boom Raffle, hosted by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce! Join us in supporting our beloved 4th of July fireworks celebration by participating in this raffle. With cash prizes, every ticket sold brings us closer to lighting up the skies in spectacular fashion. Your contribution not only enhances our community's cherished tradition but also gives you a chance to win big! Don't miss out on the thrill – email to purchase your tickets!



  • 1st   $350 Cash Prizes
  • 2nd   $200 Cash
  • 3rd    $100 Cash
  • 5, $50 community cash cards
  • 15, $25 community cash cards

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

City Sponsors

City of Excelsior
City of Deephaven
City of Greenwood
City of Shorewood
City of Tonka Bay

Print Sponsor

Media Sponsor


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