Catch the last of this year’s Aquatennial fun  

The 73rd Minneapolis Aquatennial will soon wrap up for another year, but there’s still time to catch some great events, including the Torchlight Parade and fireworks.

Pre-parade Party: Family Fun Night
Wednesday, July 18
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis

Get ready for the parade by joining in the family fun with a BBQ, DJ, pony rides, carnival games, inflatable bounces, Chicks on Sticks and KidsDance at Loring Park

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade
Wednesday, July 18
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Hennepin Avenue, between the Dunwoody College of Technology & 5th Street

The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade will illuminate downtown with bands and floats. The Fire Department will be driving a fire rig and airboat in the parade, and the Minneapolis Police Band will be performing.

Target Fireworks with pre-firework festivities
Saturday, July 21
6 – 10:30 p.m.
West River Parkway along the Mississippi River, Minneapolis

One of the largest annual firework shows in the country, fireworks will light up the sky. In addition to the fireworks at 10 p.m., enjoy live music beginning at 6 p.m. between Portland Avenue and the 3rd Avenue Bridge.

About the Minneapolis Aquatennial

The Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. It is managed and produced by the Minneapolis Downtown Council. The festival is sponsored by Target, CenterPoint Energy, U.S. Bank, Life Time, Star Tribune, Xcel Energy, and Organic Valley. For more information, please visit Minneapolis Aquatennial website or call 612-376-7669.

Published Jul 18, 2012