Celebrate the 4th of July Fireworks in Stillwater, Minnesota

Celebrate independence day in an All-American historic river town! The City of Stillwater puts on a huge fireworks display over the St. Croix River offering views from anywhere downtown. Make a weekend out of it and stay overnight! During the day take a cruise on the river, ride the historic trolley, eat ice cream, relax and browse all the boutiques on Main Street!

Before dusk, be sure to find a spot to watch the fabulous firework display! Try a spot in one of the parks or settle in while enjoying food and beverages on one of our many outdoor dining decks. See the list below for some fantastic viewing options:

Lowell Park and Pioneer Park on the 4th of July – Wonderful views and first come first serve seating. Lowell Park is the riverfront area downtown and Pioneer Park is up on the bluff above downtown off 2nd Street. The fireworks are musically choreographed and simulcasted on WDGY FM Radio or you can hear it through a full sound system in Lowell Park (riverfront park). Come by early and hear live music in both parks. Special reserved seating will be available for Veterans in the Pedestrian Plaza at Lowell Park.

  • St. Croix Jazz Orchestra at Pioneer Park from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
  • Civil War Cannons from Battery I, 1st US Calvary at Mulberry Point in Lowell Park.
  • Bands at the Pedestrian Plaza area in Lowell Park from 6:30-9:45 PM. Scott Holt – blues/rock, Amanda Watkins & Cal Ecker, country.
  • Fireworks by RES Specialty Pyrotechnics over the St. Croix River at dusk (after 10 PM).

With generous sponsorship support from: Gold Sponsor – CUB Foods, Silver Sponsors – Xcel Energy & Margaret Rivers Foundation, Bronze Sponsors – DBD Partners, Water Street Inn, P.D. Pappy’s, St. Croix Boat & Packet, Kwik Trip. CUB foods is the major sponsor of this year’s fireworks.

Fireworks on the Patio at Northern Vineyards Winery – Looking for a fun and unique location to celebrate 4th of July? The Northern Vineyard patio is the perfect location to view the Stillwater fireworks. Each seat reservation includes your first glass of Main Street wine and a reserved seat on the deck! Additional wine and small snack plates available for purchase.

4th of July at the Zephyr Theater – The Zephyr Theatre is serving complimentary root beer floats 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., with Lift Bridge Brewery root beer and Nelson’s vanilla ice cream. Get a tour of the new theatre-in-progress. All are welcome to bring a chair to watch the 10 p.m. fireworks from The Zephyr, or park and walk to Lowell Park for the fireworks display.

Brick and Bourbon – Rooftop Dinner, Cocktails and Fireworks – Take advantage of the beautiful rooftop patio by gathering there for the Fourth of July festivities! Seating fee for the table includes dinner for each guest and up to 4 handcrafted cocktail drinks per person. This is an amazing location to enjoy the firework display said to be one of the largest in Minnesota!

Book at room at Water Street Inn – Why not stay overnight in Stillwater on the 4th of July? There are rooms overlooking the St. Croix River for an up close and personal view of the fireworks! Or book a city side room and enjoy the display from the patio!

Light a Spark event at Stillwater Public Library – If you haven’t been to the Stillwater Library rooftop terrace, this might be the ideal time to check it out! The firework display and celebration are a must!

Watch the fireworks from the Riverboats – Celebrate the 4th in style on an authentic paddlewheel boat cruising the St. Croix River. Included is thier famous Chicken and St. Louis Style Rib Buffet. Upon return to the dock, stay on-board to watch the Stillwater fireworks or disembark and watch the show from land. Our full bar stays “live” throughout the fireworks. You can get on and off the boat at leisure during the fireworks display. Order tickets online or call us at (651) 430-1234.

Ask about special seating policies at any restaurant or bar with a patio or rooftop, too! (PD Pappys, Dock Cafe, The Freight House, Charlie’s Irish Pub at Water Street Inn)

Visit www.discoverstillwater.com/dining-night-life/  or DiscoverStillwater.com/events for live music and places to stop!

Celebrate our country and locally independent businesses by shopping in our stores and dining at our cafes during the week of July 1st – 7th which is a national celebration of small independently owned businesses.

And lastly, please read through the important information from MNDOT about parking for the Fourth of July Fireworks: https://bit.ly/2MjKziP

Have a safe and wonderful time!


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