Wayzata 4th of July events, plus Excelsior Fireworks on Lake Minnetonka

Can you believe the Fourth of July celebration is here already? Whether you live in the Wayzata area or are in town to enjoy Lake Minnetonka for the weekend, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy this Fourth of July.

Kiddie Parade – 10 a.m.

The annual Kiddie Parade kicks off the Fourth of July at 10 a.m. The parade route will travel one square block starting on Park Street and Broadway Avenue. Kids, accompanied by an adult, will walk, bike and trike along the parade route or cool off with a popsicle and watch. The parade also features an antique fire truck from the Wayzata Fire Department.

Mini Olympics – 12:30 p.m.

Children 12 and under compete in the Mini Olympics at 12:30 p.m. at Wayzata Middle School. Hosted by the Wayzata Fire Department, the Mini Olympics will include contests such as races, softball throw and broadjump.

Flying Pancake Breakfast – 8 a.m. – noon

The Lake Minnetonka chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host the 16th annual Flying Pancake Breakfast at the Depot. Come try to catch your breakfast as flapjacks fly at 10 a.m. Breakfast, served by Chris Cakes of Iowa, costs $9 and will follow a short flag-raising ceremony. Fill your bellies with pancakes and your minds with knowledge of American history at the Daughters of the American Revolution booth.

Excelsior Fireworks – 9:50 p.m.

Finish your Fourth of July celebration with a “Bang!” with the fireworks show at Excelsior Bay. Watch on from land or the lake while the dazzling display takes over the night sky at 9:50 p.m. Can’t make it to Excelsior Bay? Don’t worry. The show can be seen from several bays on Lake Minnetonka, including Wayzata Bay!


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