Sign up for the Firecracker Runs Today!
Start your Fourth of July off with a bang at the ALL-NEW Firecracker 1-Mile or 5K runs, or the traditional 10K run! All races will start at Excelsior Elementary School and end in the Excelsior Commons. The 1-Mile starts at 8:10 am. The 5K and10K runs start at 8:30 am. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers in each race:
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Help us rock Commons Park this 4th of July!
The Excelsior–Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce proudly produces and hosts the only public 4th of July fireworks event on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, at the Commons Park in downtown Excelsior. Enjoy a 4th of July that kicks off with a boom and ends with a BANG!
4th of July on Lake Minnetonka has been a tradition for more than 135 years! The day begins with the Annual Firecracker Fun Run and 10K, Kids’ Parade on Water Street, Sand Sculpture Contest, Fishing Contest, and Popsicle Social. This year, we are proud to announce the Wolverines Big Band will be entertaining the crowd well into the evening. Michael Wiskus and the Lucas Oil Air Show will thrill the crowd once again with its aviation acrobatics. Then, for our can't-miss finale, we'll have our annual fireworks spectacular - the only public fireworks show on Lake Minnetonka!
2014 Food Vendor Application
Click here to view the Perimeter Boat Map for the Air Show
Please be aware that no boats will be allowed inside the perimeter boats as of 7:30 PM. If any boat breaches the perimeter, the Air Show will have to be cancelled. Please follow the timeline, and enjoy the show!
2013 Schedule of Events:
8:00 a.m. 2 Mile Firecracker Fun Run
8:30 STEELE Fitness Firecracker 10K
9:00-10:30 Sand Sculpture Contest
9:30-noon Popsicle Social
11:00 Water Street Parade
11:30-1:00 Kids’ Fishing Contest
6:15 p.m. The Wolverines Big Band performs
8:15 Lucas Oil Aerobatic Air Show
8:45 Salute to our Veterans
8:50 Presentation of the Colors
8:55 The Wolverines Big Band returns to the stage
9:55 National Anthem
Dusk Fireworks Display over Lake Minnetonka
July 4, 2014
Commons Park in Excelsior
(In case of severe weather the rescheduled date is July 5)
2014 Sponsorship opportunities are now available!
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors:
Excelsior Bay Harbor
Bayside Marine Services
Cities of: Shorewood, Greenwood,
Deephaven, Excelsior and Tonka Bay
Mary Lee Dayton
Joann S. Ginkel