LOOK UP! That has been the word on the street when planning on celebrating 4th of July in St. Cloud this year.

2 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing of the MN Air National Guard will be flying over St. Cloud during the morning of July 4th to help celebrate the holiday.

The Flyover is expected to happen at approximately 11:08 am to 11:13 am, over central St. Cloud.

The July 4th F-16 Flyover is being provided by the Bulldogs of the 148th Fighter Wing, the Duluth-based Air National Guard flying unit; named the BEST Air National Guard flying wing in 2019 by the Air Force Association for its outstanding accomplishments.


The 2020 July 4th celebration will include:

  • A brief Fireworks salute from an alternate location, which has still not yet been announced, and plans are to announce this shortly before the fireworks begin. Area residents will learn which direction to look and listen shortly before 10:00 pm Saturday July 4th via area media and Fireworks social media site.
  • The F-16 Flyover salute to the St. Cloud area
  • An Online virtual “Best Of” St. Cloud area fireworks display
  • An Online educational tribute to the history of Independence Day, including Reading of the Declaration of Independence
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