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Firecracker Run 2023

A 10k, 5k and 1 Mile race. Click on the link to find our more information.

T-Shirt Design Contest
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Save the Date: July 4, 2024 | The Commons, Excelsior

July 4, 2023 | The Commons, Excelsior

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce proudly produces and hosts the only public 4th of July fireworks event on Lake Minnetonka. Our community will celebrate our Nation’s favorite holiday in the tried and true way, with a day full of activity. Beginning early in the morning, until well past dark, we welcome you to be a part of the 4th of July experience on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, at the Commons Park in downtown Excelsior.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy a 4th of July that kicks off with a Firecracker Run and ends with a BANG!

Schedule of Events

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

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

7: 50 AM: Excelsior Firecracker 10k Start at Excelsior Elementary (Firecracker Information)

8:00 AM: Excelsior Firecracker 5k Start at Excelsior Elementary (Firecracker Information)

10:00  AM: Kid's Bike Parade, begin gathering at Kowalskis in Excelsior. Hosted by Primrose School.

11 AM: Bike Parade down Water Street, end in Excelsior Commons

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

4 PM: Paul Christian in Excelsior Commons Bandshell

7 PM: Legendary Percolators 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!


2023 Food Vendors

Minnesnowii Shave Ice
Cane & Cotton
Mabel LLC
Taco Libre
Sumo & Smoh
Sun Mountain Concessions
Sweet Wink's Food Truck
Krazd Event Planning and Entertainment LLC
Localz Cafe
Greek Gourmet
Blue Loon Concessions

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