4th of July Roundup: 10 Celebrations in Wisconsin!

  1. Bayfield Race Week Regatta
    Where: Bayfield
    When: Monday, July 4, 2016 – Friday, July 8, 2016
    Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Details: Head to the gateway of the Apostle Islands at Bayfield, Wis. for an exhilarating Independence Day celebration. There are eight races in all, US Sail Association judging, social gatherings, awards! Race Week has become a wonderful tradition for competitive sailors on Lake Superior. (http://www.bayfieldraceweek.org)
  2. evansvilleEvansville 4th of July Celebration
    Where: Lake Leota Park, Evansville
    When: Friday, July 1, 2016 – Monday, July 4, 2016
    Time: 7:30 a.m. to dusk
    Details: Historic Lake Leota Park is the annual scene for great live music and notable, spectacular fireworks soaring over the lake. A pretty park with huge old trees, Lake Leota Park is on the route of the 1 mile walk/5K and 10K run, and the ending place for a wonderful local parade. Plus, meet friendly locals serving beer under the big tent, reminisce at the vintage car show, and cheer on your favorite team at the softball tournament. Share your talent at the karaoke contest, and try every one of the park activities for kids and adults. (http://www.evansville-wi.net)
  3. Sturtevant Fireworks Fest
    Where: Firemen’s Park, Sturtevant
    When: Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Sunday, July 3, 2016
    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Details: Another family-friendly favorite: Sturtevant Fireworks Fest is full of great food and tons of fun, with fireworks lighting up at dusk. We love that admission is free, too! (You just have to pay a nominal fee for parking.)
  4. Racine Fourth FestRacine Fourth Fest Parade
    Where: Downtown Racine
    When: Monday, July 4, 2016 – Monday, July 4, 2016
    Time: 9 a.m.
    Details: Racine’s pre-parade begins at 8:30 and features vehicles made in Racine. Known far and wide as the Midwest’s largest July 4th parade, Fourth Fest features living replicas of national monuments as a salute to our veterans. Of course, it wouldn’t be a 4th of July celebration without live music and creative floats. (http://www.racine4thfest.org)
  5. Star Spangled Jubilee
    Where: Downtown Boulder Junction
    When: Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Sunday, July 3, 2016
    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
    Details: Head to the northwoods and enjoy a parade down Main Street beginning at noon. Watch the fireworks light up over the Boulder Junction Airport just after dusk. For more info, contact the Boulder Junction Chamber at (715) 385-2400 or visit www.boulderjct.org.
  6. Phillips 4th of July Celebration
    Where: Downtown Phillips
    When: Monday, July 4, 2016 – Monday, July 4, 2016
    Time: 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    Details: Journey on over to Price County for a classic Independence Day celebration in the tiny town of Phillips. There’ll be concessions before and after the 2 p.m. parade on Lake Avenue and Highway 13, a community auction after the parade at the Lionite/Elk Lake Park Pavilion followed by a boat parade at 9 p.m. and a fireworks show over Lake Duroy at Bostrom Park. (http://www.phillipswisconsin.net)
  7. Independence Day on the Rock
    Where: Traxler Park, Janesville
    When: Monday, July 4, 2016 – Monday, July 4, 2016
    Time: 3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
    Details: The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team presents this unique Independence Day Show! In addition to the water ski show, enjoy an “anything that floats” competition, Janesville Idol singing contest, food, beer tent, inflatable houses and fireworks. RAJ Stadium in Traxler Park provides ample seating along the Rock River where this professional water ski show team performs pyramids (including a 5-high pyramid), barefoot skiers, ski jump acrobatics, a ballet line, swivel line and doubles performers, etc. This shows is free and open to the public (donations are welcome) and concessions are available. (http://www.idayontherock.com/)
  8. 20130908_132558Annual Red Cliff Traditional Pow-Wow
    Where: Red Cliff Pow-Wow Grounds, Red Cliff
    When: Friday, July 1, 2016 – Sunday, July 3, 2016
    Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Details: Experience traditional Chippewa hospitality and culture at the Red Cliff Pow-wow grounds overlooking Lake Superior. The schedule calls for open drumming on Friday, grand entries on Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., a feast on Sunday at 11 a.m. and grand entry at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. (http://www.redcliff-nsn.gov)
  9. Fifield Community Festival & Lawn Mower Races
    Where: Fifield Ball Park, Fifield
    When: Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Sunday, July 10, 2016
    Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Details: Take in this jam-packed schedule at the Fifield Community Festival & Lawn Mower Races: There’s Arts & crafts in the park, food & beverages at the park, kids games, dunk tank, lawn mower races, duck race, live music, raffle drawing, plus volleyball and horseshoe fun for everyone all on Saturday; Sunday, there’s a pancake breakfast at the First Congregational Church, Community Church Service at the Park and a bake sale at the park sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Church. (http://www.tn.fifield.wi.gov)
  10. SummerfestSummerfest
    Where: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
    When: Wednesday, June 29 2016 – Sunday, July 10, 2016
    Time: Noon to midnight
    Details: For a music-filled Independence Day celebration, head to the world’s largest music festival: Summerfest! Paul McCartney, Luke Bryan, Weezer, Def Leppard, Selena Gomez among dozens of other musicians will be in town to perform for thousands of fest-goers. After the music, enjoy Summerfest’s “Big Bang” Fireworks show. Trust us: You will not be disappointed. (www.summerfest.com)
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