Get ready for the biggest Fourth of July event Mankato has ever seen!
This year’s annual Red Hot Boom 4th of July Fireworks Celebration is featuring the Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s Rockin’ 4th of July concert which will provide a full evening of FREE entertainment leading up to a spectacular fireworks display.
Riverfront Park opens at 6pm with music at 7.
**Limited refreshment stands will be open. Coolers are also permitted**
City Mouse, Mankato’s favorite blues and classic rock band, performs at 7. After that the Mankato Symphony will take the stage playing lighter pops fare, including some patriotic favorites and some brand new movie and TV theme music.
Veterans will be asked to stand and be recognized during the Armed Forces Salute. Then City Mouse and the Symphony will play some classic rock tunes together, completing their performance with the epic 1812 Overture, Stars and Stripes Forever, and the Star Spangled Banner.
The Red Hot Boom Fireworks Celebration begins immediately following the concert. Featured will be a Color Guard flag presentation, the National Anthem sung by Miss Mankato, Lauren Fellows , and the fireworks choro graphed to music from the Radio Mankato stations. Hear the music in the park or tune to radio stations KATO FM at 93.1, KXLP FM at 94.1 or KDOG at 96.7. Listen also with the I-heart app.
Mankato Symphony’s 4th of July concert is made possible with donations from corporate event sponsor KIA, and presenting sponsor, Mankato Area Foundation, plus the City of Mankato.
Free will donations are also encouraged at the gate. The Symphony will be offering Bingo as a fundraiser during the first half of the evening.
6:00 Doors Open, Bingo Fundraiser
7:00 City Mouse
8:00 Mankato Symphony Orchestra and City Mouse
10:00 RED, HOT, BOOM Fireworks – set to music choro graphed by the Radio Mankato Stations.
This event is free and family friendly.
Mankato Symphony sponsors for Rockin’ on the 4th of July concert at RED HOT BOOM are KIA and Mankato Area Foundation