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Are you trying to decide where to get your fireworks fix this July 4th? Here’s your guide to shows happening around the Twin Cities.
Apple Valley: 10:00 PM at the Freedom Days celebration (Johnny Cake Ridge Park East – 5800 140th St. W.)
Eagan: 10:00 PM at the July 4th Funfest (Eagan Community Center festival grounds – 1501 Central Parkway)
Forest Lake: 10:00 PM (Forest Lake American Legion - 355 W. Broadway)
Lakeville: 10:00 PM at the Pan-O-Prog summer festival (Lakeville North High School – 19600 Ipava Ave)
Maplewood: Dusk at Light It Up Maplewood (Hazelwood Park - 1663 County Road C)
Mendota Heights: Dusk (Mendakota Country Club – 2075 Mendakota Drive)
Minneapolis: 10:00 PM (find a viewing location)
Mystic Lake (Prior Lake): 10:00 PM at the Rock and Rockets Fourth of July Celebration (Mystic Lake Casino – 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW)
Roseville: 10:00 PM at the Party in the Park (Central Park - 2540 Lexington Avenue North)
St. Paul: At the conclusion of the St. Paul Saints game at CHS Field
Stillwater: 10:00 PM (Lowell Park)
White Bear Lake: 10:00 PM at Manitou Days (Memorial Beach - 4980 Lake Ave)
Woodbury: 10:00 PM (Bielenberg Sports Center – 4125 Radio Drive)
Get more information from Pioneer Press.
In case you’re still making last minute plans for the fourth of July we put together a comprehensive list of fireworks displays and other events celebrating Independence Day.
Fireworks — Friday July 4
Apple Valley: Fireworks at 10pm at Johnny Cake Ridge Park
Blaine: Fireworks at 10pm at the National Sports Center
Bloomington: Fireworks at 10pm at Normandale Lake Park
Chanhassen: Fireworks start at 10pm at Lake Ann Park
Chaska: Fireworks start at 10pm at McKnight Park
Coon Rapids: Fireworks at 10pm
Eagan: Fireworks at 10pm at Eagan Festival Grounds
Eden Prairie: Fireworks at 10pm at Round Lake Park
Edina: Fireworks at 10pm at Rosland Park
Excelsior: Fireworks start at 10pm. Commons Park in Excelsior is the hub of Excelsior fireworks activities
Maplewood: Fireworks start at 10pm in Hazelwood Park
Marine on St. Croix: Fireworks at 10pm in the Village Square
Minneapolis: Fireworks start at 10pm along the river in Downtown Minneapolis
Prior Lake: 10pm at Mystic Lake Casino
Richfield: 10pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park
Roseville: Fireworks at 10pm in Central Park
St. Cloud: Fireworks at 10pm best viewed between Wilson and Hester parks
St. Louis Park: Fireworks at 10pm at Aquila Park
St. Paul: Fireworks begin at 10pm at the State Capital Mall
Stillwater: Fireworks begin at 10pm in Downtown Stillwater.
White Bear Lake: Fireworks begin at 10pm at Memorial Beach
Woodbury: Fireworks begin at 10pm at Bielenberg Sports Center
Fireworks – Saturday, July 5
Delano: Fireworks begin at 10pm in Central Park.
Mendota Heights: Fireworks at 10pm at Mendakota Country Club
Other Independence Day Activities
Taste of Minnesota
A series of concerts andJuly 3 through July 6, Carver County Fairgrounds
Thursday, July 3
8:30 pm – Soul Asylum
Friday, July 4
8:30pm – Starship
Saturday, July 5
8:30pm – Halestorm
Sunday, July 6
8:30pm – Joe Nichols
Delano 4th of July Celebration
Minnesota’s oldest and largest fourth of July celebration includes a 5k, a bean bag tournament , parade, food and fireworks.
Friday, July 4
9:15am - 5k race
10:30am – 4th of July Parade
Saturday, July 5
10:00am – Bean Bag Tournament
10:00am – Fireman Waterball Tournament
Fort Snelling Independence Day Celebration
8am to 5pm on July 4th — Cannon salutes, War of 1812 reenactment, fife and drum music, plus more.
Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Airshow
7:45pm to 9pm — Excelsior Bay and surrounding area
Minneapolis Red, White and Boom
This two day celebration includes music, food, running races and of course fireworks
Thursday, July 3
Hot Dam 5k – 6:30pm at the Stone Arch Bridge
Live Music and Movie –7pm at the Nicollet Island Amphitheater
Friday, July 4
TC Half Marathon – 6:30am beginning in Northeast Minneapolis
Red, White and Boom Fireworks – 10pm along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront
Firecracker 5k and 10k
8:30am – City of Excelsior
As many of you already noticed, we make it a point to head to all the major auto shows in the country and we just got back from the New York International Auto show where we got coverage of all the latest KIA models for you.
Kia’s big debut wasn’t for the K900 at NYIAS, but rather the Sedona, which truly impressed us with its redesigned interior & exterior. The Sedona will be Kia’s first model to offer Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert, and Driving Score. Although the Sedona was a big hit, we want to stay focused on the K900 and share a few pictures we captured of this beautiful sedan that was on display.
After seeing the K900 in person, we know that this gorgeous vehicle will bring big changes for Kia in the luxury segment. Check out some of the photos we took of the sedan while at the New York Auto Show. Make sure to stay tuned to the Morrie’s Minnetonka KIA Facebook page and website to be the first to know when the K900 lands here at Morrie’s!
Kia blew us away last year with the unveiling of the all-new K900 luxury sedan at the LA Auto Show and we were there to get live coverage for you. “In honor of the company’s 20th anniversary, the K900 was designed as a symbol of how far the brand has come and the next bold example of the challenger spirit that has benefitted Kia over two decades of growth and maturation.” said Michael Sprague, executive VP of Sales and Marketing at KIA.
The K900 is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine able to achieve 420 horsepower and accelerate from 0-60 in just 5.5 seconds. Also available is a V6 option, which will produce about 311 horsepower.
The interior includes advanced technology just as you would see in any other luxury vehicle on the market. The Head’s Up Display offers information you need while your driving projected on the windshield. The projection will also adjust depending on the brightness outside at the time of use. This new feature will help drivers to stay safe by focusing more on the road.
The interior is equipped with a Lexicon Logic7 audio system with 17-speaker surround sound. Other features inside the vehicle include adaptive front lighting, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping system, and a 16-point power adjustable drivers seat.
We look forward to the arrival of the KIA K900 here at Morrie’s Minnetonka KIA this summer! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for all the latest news and arrivals at the dealership!
The Twin Cities Auto show is right around the corner and we are excited to announce that we are once again giving away free tickets!
This years show will feature the latest models from all of the brands offered here at Morrie’s! The show kicks off on March 8th and runs through March 16th at the Downtown Minneapolis Convention Center. Exhibits include over 39 new models with an estimated $15 million worth of vehicles on display.
Now about those free tickets…obtaining them is easy! All you have to do is head over to Morrie’s Minneapolis Autoshow, fill out the form and pick out the tickets from the Morrie’s location closest to you!
We are excited for the 40th annual Twin Cities Auto Show and look forward to seeing you all there!
Looking for a car free of gimmicks and empty promises? Take a look into the future with the new 2015 Mazda6. The Mazda6 is a mid-sized sedan equipped with classic and elegant features designed to meet all your expectations. This breathtaking ride is stylish, environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient. It is custom-designed with technology and luxury features engineered for optimum performance. “The mid-size sedan is the bread-and-butter of the automotive industry, a vehicle that finds its way into nearly every driveway and garage in America,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).
Mazda6 Trim Levels
The ’15 Mazda6 will be offered in three trim levels:
- Sport with a starting MSRP of $21,190
- Touring with a starting MSRP of $23,845
- Grand Touring with a starting MSRP of $29,895
The Sport and Touring come with a standard six-speed manual transmission. You can optionally upgrade to the six-speed automatic transmission. With that upgrade, you’ll also get Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio connectivity, HD Radio™ technology, Pandora® Internet radio, audio menu voice command and a 5.8-inch, color, touch screen display and rearview.
On the Grand Touring model, the six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. This option comes with Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), High Beam Control (HBC) and i-ELOOP and active grille shutters.
Mazda6 Color Palette
For all trims, the Mazda6 is available in six exterior colors, Blue Reflex, Meteor Gray, Jet Black, Snowflake White Pearl, Liquid Silver and Soul Red. Only two interior colors, black and almond are available.
Safety Features on the Mazda6
The 2015 Mazda6 is the ultimate mid-sized sedan when it comes to safety features. Distinguishing safety features include stability control, surround impact airbags, ignition disable security system and seatbelt pretensioners which automatically tighten seat-belts during a collision. There’s also the anti-whiplash feature that actively reacts to constrain the driver’s head to reduce the likelihood of head injuries during a collision. The new Mazda6 is unparalleled when it comes to finesse, reliability and safety. To learn more about Mazda6, call the experts at Morrie’s Mazda. You can reach us at (952) 977-7040.
Morrie’s Mazda, home to the Buy Happy® car shopping experience, is a Mazda dealer of choice in the Minnetonka and the Twin Cities metros. We serve car owners and shoppers with new Mazdas, used cars, expert auto repair, Mazda parts and Mazda accessories. Visit us at 13700 Wayzata Boulevard or call us at (952) 977-7040 the next time you need to buy or service your vehicle.
If you haven’t already heard the news, our Twin Cities Luxury Auto store has changed their name to Morrie’s Luxury Auto. Rest assured, we’re still the same place with the same great cars and people you’ve come to know and trust. We saw an opportunity to better align Twin Cities Luxury Auto with the Morrie’s name and our brand history, so we made the switch.
Effective immediately you will see the new name and logo changes reflected across the Internet and all of our marketing channels. It’s not a revolutionary change but it is something that we are quite excited about.
Besides the rebrand there are a number of exciting changes coming our way this summer including a new facility that will offer more space and a better showcasing of our Bentley, Maserati and pre-owned models. We also look forward to the arrival of three new exciting vehicles. The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte, the Bentley Flying Spur and the Maserati Ghibli (pictured below).
For up to date news and development information make sure to check back to our blog often as well as the Morrie’s Luxury Auto Blog. We look forward to our continued growth as a company and the ability to enhance the customer service experience that we offer.
On Friday we had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. Throughout the past 10 years we have had on ongoing relationship with the Perspectives Agency and we look forward to a continued partnership.
Perspectives is an award-winning multi-program human services agency. They provide resources to hundreds of families and children and aim to break dysfunctional family cycles. These resources include education, career training, family counseling, and supportive housing. The Perspectives program helps to “strengthen families, restore dignity, and create hope.”
It was a beautiful event consisting of a silent and live auction, dinner, and even live entertainment from the children. The night began with a social hour where guests mingled, scanned and bid on the silent auction items, and enjoyed the harmonious sound of the harp player. Then guests filled the dining room for a gourmet meal. During dinner we received a warm welcome and introduction from David McNally, a longstanding Perspectives board member. Following dinner and the wonderful dessert, the live auction began. The excitement in the room escalated as the bidding was underway. One of the younger guests even got the chance to put her bid in. The silent and live auctions were both a great success in helping to raise money for Perspectives.
Linda Domholt of Perspectives said after the event, “A sincere thank you to our 15 corporate and individual sponsors, as well as the 240 people who attended the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. It was once again a grand success as $166,000 was raised for Perspectives. This revenue will continue to support award winning programs that break the cycle of addiction, poverty and violence to hundreds of families each year.”
We look forward to our continued sponsorship with Perspectives and we were proud to be a part of such a beautiful and successful event.
Do free tickets for one of the largest automotive shows in the country sound too good to be true?
The dealerships of Morrie’s Automotive Group assures you that it’s not! The MN family of car dealers is announcing that pairs of tickets to the Twin Cities Auto Show are available right at your fingertips!
Getting your pair of tickets to the show couldn’t be easier. Simply go to http://www.2012minneapolisautoshow.com to sign up. With locations in Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Minnetonka, and Chippewa Falls, WI there’s a location nearby! Once we receive your request for your pair of tickets, a staff member will contact you when your tickets can be picked up from the dealership. It’s really that easy!
Morrie’s Automotive Group is excited to see you there, so fill out the form today to make sure that you’re at this impressive show!
With over 400 vehicles on the floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center, there’s something for everyone at this Minneapolis auto show! Over $15,000,000 worth of new vehicles will be in the showroom.
The auto show isn’t just for car enthusiasts as entertainment for all will be there. Sure, car fans will have sports cars and luxurious sedans to preview, but families looking for a new minivan or SUV will find things there too! From new minivans and SUVs with innovative safety features to a booster seat check, families will leave with lots of new knowledge.