Enjoy a 4th of July that kicks off with a Firecracker and ends with a BANG!
The Excelsior–Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce proudly produces and hosts the only public 4th of July fireworks event on Lake Minnetonka! Our community will celebrate our Nation’s favorite holiday in the tried and true way, with a day full of activity! Beginning early in the morning, until well past dark, we welcome you to be a part of the 2015 4th of July experience on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, at the Commons Park in downtown Excelsior.
Schedule of Events:
8: 10 AM - Firecracker 1 mile run begins at Excelsior Elementary
8:30 AM - Firecracker 5K & 10K begins at Excelsior Elementary -- ends at Commons Park
9:00 AM - Sand Sculpture Contest
11:00 AM - Water Street Kids’ Parade and Popsicle Social
7:00 PM - The Wolverines Big Band performs
9:55 - The National Anthem performed by Kate Raddatz
Dusk - The Best Fireworks on Lake Minnetonka
Due to scheduling difficulties and escalating costs associated with hosting and supporting the air show, the Lake Minnetonka 4th of July will go on without the show in 2015. We’ve been fortunate to have Mike Wiskus and the Lucas Oil air show for the past three years, and hope to be able to host such a show again at a later date.
100% Community Funded Event - Thank you to these people who are supporting the 4th of July
Mitch Stover - In Memory of Keith Erickson
Andrew, Sarah and Lucy Punch
Excelsior Bay Gables Association
Martie and Ross McGlasson
Camille and Paul Schroeder
B. Marie Kitchar
Please Consider a Sponsorship!
These special celebrations are made possible by the support of our Lake Minnetonka Community. Without sponsorships, this event will not happen. We rely on financial support to help us cover the annual 4th of July event budget of over $100,000. In addition to financial support, this event relies on over 87 volunteers to make this happen.
We ask that you think about the amount of business awareness and visitor traffic this particular 4th of July Chamber event brings to your doorstep. These events combined have been estimated to reach an audience of over 200,000 people. Please seriously consider being a sponsor of this important event that keeps our area vibrant and vital.
Please let us know your intentions by April 15, 2015, so we can include you in the pre-event publicity efforts.