The 72nd annual edition of St. Cloud's Fourth of July fireworks are ready to launch tonight (7/4) on the mighty Mississippi. Hester & Wilson Parks are the official viewing areas, but the display can be seen from all across the city.

In addition to the 10 PM fireworks display, activities are planned throughout the day in both Hester and Wilson Parks.

Hester Park

  • Open from Sunrise to 10:30 PM
  • St. Cloud Municipal Band Concert 8:30p-10p (Website)
  • Sign the Declaration of Independence
  • Visit with some of those who signed the Declaration of Independence and learn about our nation’s founding.
  • 321 Jump
  • Food available from Hester Park/Northside Neighborhood Association, Emy's Donuts, and Amaizen Grazen Kettle Corn

Wilson Park

  • Music In The Park presented by Summit Brewing, featuring Little Texas -- with special guests First Circle and Whiskey Plates from 3p-10p. Brought to you by The Independent Music Collaborative of Central MN.
  • Sign the Declaration of Independence
  • 321 Jump
  • Food & Beverage from Old Capital Tavern, Big T′s Mini Donuts, Kettle Licious, Ksira

Boaters can take advantage of spectacular viewing from the Mississippi River. Watch for the marking buoys and Public Safety water craft for approved viewing areas.