Weekend options: Red, White and Boom; Farmer's Fourth of July

  • Updated: July 3, 2014 - 2:00 PM
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BRENDAN SULLIVAN • brendan.sullivan@startribune.com Minneapolis, MN - July 4, 2010 - Minneapolis Red White and Boom Fourth of July celebration at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. In this photo : ] Thousands gathered to witness fireworks light up the sky for about 15 minuets in celebration of Independence Day which were a part of the Minneapolis Red White and Boom Fourth of July celebration surrounding the Mississippi River. ORG XMIT: MIN2013070212070820

Photo: BRENDAN SULLIVAN • brendan.sullivan@startribune.com,

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RED, WHITE AND BOOM

After you’ve stuffed yourself with brats and Mom’s award-winning potato salad, corral the family for an evening of Independence Day fun. The family fun zone is filled with activities for all ages. Also live music and food and beverage vendors. (6 p.m. Friday, fireworks at 10 p.m. Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 100 6th Av. SE., Mpls. 612-230-6400. www.minneapolisparks.org.)

FARMER’S FOURTH OF JULY

Have a homespun holiday celebrating a simpler way of life. Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy on the lawn, while watching farm animals prance about. Take a horse-drawn trolley ride and play 19th-century games. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. $6-$9. Oliver Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelley Farm Rd., Elk River. 651-259-3000. www.mnhs.org.)

MELISSA WALKER

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