If you haven't already looked at the forecast for the 4th of July for Southeast Minnesota, well, prepare to be majorly disappointed.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature is mad at us and wants everyone to just stay inside the next few days because she is about ready to dump even more rain.

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While rain is getting ready to dump across the lower portion of Minnesota, the biggest question on people's minds right now is, "Are the fireworks still happening?".  Stillwater and Valleyfair have already made decisions about their fireworks shows due to flooding but for other towns in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, updates are starting to roll in.

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Is Rochester, Minnesota Going To Cancel Fireworks This Year?

Many in Southeast Minnesota gather around downtown Rochester, Minnesota to watch the amazing display in the sky above Soldiers Field.  4th Fest is a free event full of live music, activities, and even a few food trucks that come down for the fun.  To end the night, the fireworks are shot off and people gather all over in various parking lots, on top of the parking ramps, and in the park to enjoy the lights in the sky.

Previously information shared about 4th Fest indicated that this event will still happen rain or shine.  However, with the latest forecast, the question of whether this should take place in the rain is now a thought.

Here ARE The Latest Update Regarding 4th Fest and the Fireworks for Rochester, Minnesota

Around 9:30 am on Wednesday, July 3rd, the following update was shared about 4th Fest for Rochester, Minnesota:

Good morning Rochester! Our team is monitoring the weather conditions closely and we will have an update on plans for Fourth Fest at 3 p.m. today.

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Around 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd, an update with the following news was provided:

The City of Rochester is continuing to monitor the weather as it relates to tomorrow's 4th Fest Event. As of now, the event and fireworks will proceed as planned.

However, on the morning of July 4th, another sad update was provided by the City of Rochester:

Due to anticipated inclement weather, the 4th Fest Independence Day event and fireworks have been canceled.

There is a plan to possibly host the fireworks another day.  That full update can be found here.

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How To Find Out If Fireworks Are Cancelled in Rochester, Minnesota

If the status of 4th Fest or the fireworks changes at all for the city of Rochester, we will have those updates for you on our websites, Facebook pages, and apps.  For all who have allowed notifications from our station app, you will receive a notification on your device with the latest information.

Note:  Due to some of the latest issues with Facebook, there is a very good chance that a post with new updates will NOT be shown to you.  In order to stay up to date, we recommend following our Facebook page, provide a few comments, and hit "like" on a few of the posts.  You can even do the angry emoji if you'd like.  If you are not engaging with the Facebook pages you like and follow, Facebook may not show these to you in your newsfeed.  If you rely on social media for news, you will need to take action to ensure you are getting the latest information.

As you can see from the statement about Facebook above, there are some challenges with this social media site.  This isn't just our Facebook pages, this is everyone's, even yours.  The easiest way to get information about updates and local news is through our free apps and websites at Townsquare Media.  Our team provides the latest updates and all the published stories are free to read.

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