Eden Prairie hosted its annual Fourth of July Hometown Celebration Thursday, as hundreds came out to enjoy the city’s festivities.

Round Lake Park hosted the events, including a pickleball tournament, a 5K run and inflatables.

The night of fun finished off with fireworks shot over Round Lake. The city of Eden Prairie invested $25,000 in this year’s fireworks show. This was the 35th consecutive year for the city’s Fourth of July fireworks.

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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