Celebrate America's Birthday by enjoying some fireworks, whether you're staying in town or doing some traveling this Independence day I have you covered with my top 5 firework shows around the state.

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    White Bear Lake, MN

    Fireworks will begin on July 4th, at 10:00 PM, shot out from the waters just beyond Memorial Beach on Lake Avenue and 11th Street. The Northern Lights Band begins playing at West Park and continues through the fireworks for added drama. If you own a boat, you’re golden! The best seat in the house is in a boat. There are rental places that would be happy to rent you a boat, but it is pricey. If you don’t mind shelling out a few bucks you will not be disappointed, you might even forget you just spent your dinner money and have to fish for your meal.

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    Blaine, MN

    Mostly put on by the Blaine Jaycees, this is an off-the-beaten-path kind of celebration. They feature all the trappings of a good fourth of July weekend celebration, the beer garden, live music, carnival with food vendors, and parade; but, this Fourth of July celebration ends up at the National Sports Center for a huge fireworks display.

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    Gordon/Solon Springs WI

    Gordon's Good Neighbor Days kicks off Friday with concerts, a bazaar, and a ball game at the field. Saturday features a pancake day at the church, a Parade, duck race, and local crafters set up on the street, with fireworks showcased in the Mooney Ball Park. The festivities feature a 5K race, mud volleyball tourney, and more softball.

    Solon Springs Northern Nights Festival, if you time it right you can see Gordon’s Display and hit the road (hwy 53) north and see Solon Springs. The Festival funs from Saturday to Monday and features a street dance, beer garden, arts/crafts and food vendors, fishing contest, car show/swap meet and a Fourth of July Celebration with fireworks on July 2nd at Dark. Call 715-378-4429 for more info

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    Paynesville, MN

    Festivities get underway in Paynesville with a boat parade at nearby Lake Koronis on July 3rd with music and other activities, then a parade ending with a huge fireworks display over Lake Koronis on the first of three islands located in the lake at dusk. Fun to take it in early and enjoy a fireworks display in the Twin Cities on July 4th.

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    Duluth, MN

    Why not add Duluth to the best? Built on a hill, so there’s a number of places to enjoy the fireworks. Duluth features the Fourthfest with the Mighty Thomas Shows Carnival, food, live music.. The Duluth Symphony orchestra plays on the bay and the Fireworks shoot over the Bay and a back drop of the Aeriel lift Bridge.