Calendar of Events for July 4th Fun on Lake Minnewashta

Thanks to the hard work of MANY people around the lake, our July 4th plans are COMPLETE! Please join us for any or all of the fun events we have planned on Lake Minnewashta.

The best viewing area for the Water Ski show at 9:00 AM is at Kevin and Jean Ann Thayer’s property at 3421 Shore Drive. Thank you Thayer’s for allowing the fans to gather at your house! The Water Ski Show organizers include Tom Wright, Janet Quarberg, Hal Clague and Konrad Seifker.

The Lake Minnewashta Fourth of July celebration in the Minnewashta Heights Park at 11AM will include hot dogs, brats, chips and water for a donation (suggested donation is $3). We will also have over 30 awesome raffle items including wine baskets, a water plane ride, Twins tickets, kids baskets and restaurant gift cards (all baskets valued at or over $50) and raffle tickets are just $1 a ticket!!! Facebook users can find descriptions of the raffle items here . Please tell your family and friends so they remember to bring cash with them. You don’t want to miss out on the fun!! Thanks to our volunteers: Dawn Berry, Donna Bornhorst, Christy Brown, Margaret Coldwell, Kathy Dreesen, Belen Fleming, Cindy Hanson, Laurie Hanson, Deb Hollwedel, Kristin Jackson, Josey Johnson, Lynn Lee, Heather Macgowan, Kim Mortensen, Katy Mulheran, Annie Paul, Mary Pickering, Marlys Sands, Jenny Shawgo, Courtnay Suter, Jean Ann Thayer, Angie Weaver, Sarah Wells, Brandi Virgin and all of their families.

The fireworks on the lake begin at DUSK. If you are viewing them from a boat, please be sure to stay well clear of the launch area so as not to risk possible injury or fire. Also, be aware that Law Enforcement professionals will be on the lake giving tickets for improper lighting, boating under the influence, unsafe boating and other things. Please follow the rules and make it a safe event for everyone.  Thanks to Beth Ginther for pulling this together every year!

The fireworks display over Lake Minnewashta is solely funded by Lake Minnewashta area residents.  Please make your tax deductible donations payable to: KABOOM (Keep America’s Birthday Observance On Minnewashta) and send to Beth Ginther at 3611 Ironwood Rd. Excelsior, MN 55331!

Keep in touch – Be sure to give us your email address so we can add you to our electronic newsletter distribution. Or check our website at And join our Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association Facebook group! Or tweet with us @lakeminnewashta.  Or email us at 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or comments about things we are or are not doing. Thanks for reading and thanks for your support!

Steve Gunther
President, Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association

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