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July 20 - July 23Free
The 83rd Aquatennial, the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis, will set sail Wednesday, July 20 through Saturday, July 23, 2022. All events are free, family-friendly, and open for all to enjoy.
The bookends of this year’s schedule are the longtime signature events:
• CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Along Nicollet from 12th to 4th Street
Annually the largest nighttime event in Minnesota, the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade will fill downtown Minneapolis with great floats, displays and marching bands through the heart of downtown.
• Target Fireworks on Saturday, July 23 at 10 p.m.
Along the banks of the Mississippi on West River Road near the Stone Arch Bridge
The Target Fireworks, produced by the world-famous Zambelli Fireworks team, are considered one of the top five annual fireworks shows in the entire country.
Come early for Aquatennial Pre-Fireworks Festivities on West River Parkway near the Stone Arch Bridge beginning at 6 p.m.
Most of the events take place in the heart of the City of Lakes in downtown – from Peavey Plaza and The Commons and along Nicollet and West River Road. The schedule and the proximity of the activities make Aquatennial a walkable and bikeable experience throughout the four days.
A full schedule of events can be found at aquatennial.com/events.
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