Brooklyn Park is one of the most culturally rich areas in the Midwest with more than one-fifth of its residents having been born in other countries. The unexpected cultural richness is what makes Brooklyn Park a vibrant city.
One of our Brooklyn Park 2025 goals is United Community. Through this goal, we are striving to connect neighbors to understand and celebrate our unique cultures. We will also ensure our community’s activities, events and services are inclusive, multi-cultural and accessible.
Throughout the year, we will share different events with you, whether it’s through our Recreation and Parks department’s “Celebrate Brooklyn Park” series or through other avenues, to embrace our diverse community.
We want to learn more about your cultural community celebrations! If you’d like to share information about your favorite holidays or are hosting a community event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Independence Day—also known as the Fourth of July or July 4th—is recognized as the day the 13 North American colonies became free from British rule.
More than a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War (April 19, 1775- September 3, 1783) on June 11, 1776, the 13 North American Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee whose direct purpose was to draft a document that would formally cut their ties with Great Britain.
The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson, who was considered the strongest and most expressive writer, crafted the original draft of the Declaration of Independence.
The document was approved by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776, However, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted on July 4th.
Independence day is a widely-celebrated event in many American communities, including within Brooklyn Park. You will likely see neighbors celebrating Independence Day with outdoor activities and fireworks.
Most city offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observation of American Independence Day.
Things to Do
American Independence Day can be celebrated in small groups or with the larger community, often including local events such as fireworks, parades, cookouts, music, and other summer activities. You can also celebrate by learning about and reflecting on the holiday’s history. Here are some things to do:
- Learn how to safely and legally enjoy fireworks in Brooklyn Park
- Read about 7 Events That Enraged Colonists and Led to the American Revolution
- Watch A Capital Fourth on PBS
- Attend events in Minnesota