1. Camp in your own backyard. Run and get a fire pit (most likely on sale) and all the fixin's for s'mores. Do a little midnight walk around the neighborhood. Who knows you may even run into an urban raccoon.
2. Head out to one of the many fun lakes around town! Lake Minnetonka will most definitely be fun albeit it busy. Or you could go for a quieter out of the way lake. Perhaps look at a map, pick a lake, drive out there as an adventure. Who knows what you will find along the way.
3. Find a resort with an opening. I suggest doing this quick as many people have probably planned ahead aware of the potential shut-down. Check out Minnesota resorts here.
4. Check out the free entertainment on July 3 on the river: live music from local band Communist Daughter at 7 p.m., a screening of the movie Iron Man 2 at 9.15, both at Nicollet Island Pavilion. More info here.
5. Head to Delano. This city hosts the oldest and largest 4th of July celebration in the state. The events are too many to list. Find more information out here. This web page is solely for the weekend of the 4th! This just went high on my list of things to check out...
6. Sit at home and watch the entire seven seasons of The Golden Girls. Ha! Just making sure you are still reading.
7. Oh and we can't forget the fireworks.. For a listing of the fireworks shows in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas... click here.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!