Area Independence Day Events for 2016
4th of July Activities – Monday, July 4th – Food & beverages starting at 5pm, DJ at 5pm and fireworks at dusk at Central Park.
4th of July Festivities – Parade Monday, July 4th 7pm. Line-up on Edison St. at Antigo Middle School between 5:30-6:30pm. Parade Route: Starting on 7th Avenue at the Middle School south on 10th Ave., west to Antigo High School. Everyone is welcome is welcome to participate in this family-fun event. Fireworks at dusk (around 9:15pm) at Antigo High School (10th Ave. & Western).
Independence Day Activities – Sunday, July 3rd Food & music start at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk at the ballpark downtown, Main Street, Birnamwood.
Crandon Fire Department 4th of July Celebration –Saturday, July 2nd Parade at Noon on Lake Ave., beginning at the nursing home. Auction to follow the parade along with 50/50 raffles, food and beverages at Palmer Park, 601 W. Washington. Fireworks at dusk.
Lake Metonga Association Annual Picnic – Sunday, July 3rd Boat parade at 1pm. The cookout will begin at 2pm at the Beachside Bar & Grill, Lake Metonga, Crandon. The menu will include brats, hot dogs, hamburgers & homemade beans along with a beverage. The cost is only a $5 wristband. Also back by popular demand is the Karcz family’s famous crawfish/corn boil, while supplies last. There will also be games and raffles. The band “Tomorrow’s Eve” begins at 5:30pm and fireworks are at dusk.
Elcho UCC Church Men’s Club 19th Annual Chicken BBQ – Saturday, July 2nd 11am-4pm The Jack Lamar Memorial/Elcho Community Pavilion, N11283 Dorr Street, Elcho. “Nineteenth Annual Chicken BBQ” mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, salad bar, dessert, & coffee! Bar open all day! Cost $12. For more information, please contact Warren Wagner at 715-275-3134 or 715-216-1344.
Elcho Fire & Rescue Street Dance – Saturday, July 2nd Noon-Midnight, Sno-Devil’s Park, Riordan St., Elcho. Raffles, food and games all day! Softball tournament starts at 3 pm. Fireworks will be at dusk. Live music from 8 pm to midnight. All proceeds benefit the Elcho Fire & EMS. For more information, please call 715-275-4610.
Elcho Fireworks – Saturday, July 2nd at dusk over the Elcho football field. Come to Elcho to see the amazing fireworks display to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
Gresham 4th of July Festivities – Saturday, July 2nd 11am-10pm Veterans Park, Main Street, Gresham. Parade 11 am, Family Fun Fest from noon to dusk at Veterans Park on Main Street. Bike raffle, cake walk, petting zoo, bounce house, games, water play area, dance performances, food vendors, craft and sale vendors, 50/50 raffle and fireworks at dusk.
Independence Day Activities – Sunday, July 3rd Noon Laona. The parade starts at noon with food and fun to follow at Silver Lake Beach and fireworks will be at dusk on the Laona Ball Field. The first Fireworks show will be put on by Fire Up Smoke Shop and the second show will be put on by the Laona Fire Department.
4th of July Fireworks in Merrill – Monday, July 4th Dusk MARC Smith Center, 1100 MARC Dr., Merrill. Sit back and relax and watch the fireworks out at the MARC at dusk. Food vendors on site. Come out early and have a picnic with the family.
4th of July Boat Parade – Sunday, July 3rd 1:45pm North Side of Crescent Island. We will again start with the Outlet Bay shoreline and cross the lake to Treacherous Bay following the shoreline east to town and then west back to Crescent Island.
Phlox 43rd Annual Semi-Fast Pitch Softball Tournament – Saturday, July 2rd Norwood Memorial Park, Phlox. Fireworks on Saturday at dusk. Food & refreshments available.
Pickerel Perry Fest – Sunday, July 3rd 2-11pm Northwoods Inn, Cty. Rd. A & Hwy. 55, Pickerel. A family fun event for all ages. Live music with headliner Jason McNabb & the Reign. Advance wristbands $12, at the gate $15 for adults, kids 12 & under $5. Tickets available at Wagner Shell in Antigo and Northwoods Inn, Pickerel. Band Whiskey Nights from 4-7pm and fireworks presented by Perry Productions. (Rain date July 4th)
Post Lake Boat Parade – Saturday, July 2nd 1pm. The Post Lake boat parade starts at 1pm at Fischer’s Resort parading around upper Post Lake.
Post Lake Improvement Association 11th Annual Fun Fest – Saturday, July 2nd 4-11pm, P.L.I.A. Community Center, Corner of Cty. Rd. K & Post Lake Drive, Post Lake. Kid & adult games, food, beer & soda & raffles. Live music by Lovin’ Country 7-11pm. For more information, please call 262-492-3179 or 715-777-5470.
Post Lake Fireworks – Sunday, July 3rd at dusk over upper Post Lake.
4th of July Parade and Fireworks – Monday, July 4th Downtown Rhinelander. Come & enjoy this annual tradition as Rhinelander celebrates the 4th of July. See the floats, hear the music & connect with friends! The theme of 2016’s parade is “America: The Proud & The Beautiful” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Businesses, organizations & others are invited to enter floats and vehicles into the parade for just a $5 donation to the Leathernecks of the North. Fireworks will take place at dusk over Boom Lake & Hodag Park.
Shawano Fireworks – Sunday, July 3rd 9-10pm Shawano Airport, N5468 N. Airport Rd., Shawano. For more information, please call 715-524-2139.
Tigerton 4th of July Block Party – Monday, July 4th 11am- 6pm Community Park, Tigerton. Music, games, silent auction and food. Fireworks at dusk. For more information, please call 715-535-2110 or go to www.tigertonmainstreet.org.
Tomahawk Chambers 36th Annual Arts & Craft Fair – Sunday, July 3rd 9am-3pm Sara Park, West Somo Ave., Tomahawk. Sponsored by the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce. Crafts, jewelry, clothes, garden decor, furniture & much, much more! Come & enjoy the great vendors along with food, drinks & ice cream. For more information, please call 715-453-5334.
Party In The Park – Sunday, July 3rd 5pm Veterans Memorial Park, North 4th Street & East River Street, Tomahawk. A fun filled event featuring music, food, beverages & a play area for the kids with bouncy houses & more! Come & have a bite to eat, enjoy live music & the water ski show. For more information, please call 715-453-5334.
Tomahawk’s Annual Pow Wow Days – Monday, July 4th 8:30am Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Tomahawk’s annual Pow Wow Days 5k/10k runs will start at 8:30. The fun run will follow at approximately 9am. Games, raffles, music, chicken BBQ, parade at 1pm, water ski show at 8pm & fireworks at dusk. For more information please go to www.tomahawklions.org.
Town of Monico
Monico Fire Department Independence Day Celebration – Sunday, July 3rd 4pm Downtown, Monico. Join Monico Fire Department in celebrating Independence Day on July 3rd! We will have food including burgers, brats, and homemade fries along with beer and soda starting at 4pm. There will also be fireworks starting as dusk.
Townsend Centennial 4th of July Celebration – Monday, July 4th 10am Townsend Fire Garage, 17937 Front St., Townsend. The Townsend Festival Association will host crafters at the Townsend Fire Garage starting at 10am to 4pm. There will also be raffles, food, & beverages served. The 4th of July Parade starts at noon. Lots of fun & games for the kids at the ball field & great food & drinks at the ball park concession stand (which opens) at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk at the Townsend Ball Park, 17861 Pickerel Lake Rd., Townsend. For more information, please call Janet at 715-276-6427.
White Lake Country Possum Chase – Saturday, July 2nd 7:30am Come to White Lake & enjoy either a 1-mile or 10K course. It is being held in conjunction with the White Lake’s Centennial Celebration. This event includes awards, door prizes, & a free piece of pie to the first 20 finishers. The 1 mile run starts at 7:30 am and the 10 K starts at 8:15 am from the White Lake Pavilion on Bissell Street. For more information, please contact Buck at 715-882-8862.
White Lake 4th of July Celebration – Saturday, July 2nd Noon. Come & experience a day full of fun & festivities. The parade starts at noon. Food, live music, games, & refreshments immediately following the parade at the White Lake Pavilion. There will balloon art & face painting, dunk tank, fish pond & raffles. Boat parade on White Lake at 8:30pm and fireworks at dusk. For more information, please call Doug at 715-882-2246.
White Lake Music at the Depot – Saturday, July 2nd White Lake. Noon – march/parade with the 1st Brigade Civil War Band. 1:30pm “Circle Concert” by the lake & pavilion. There will be pizza, brats, burgers, pies & custard available from White Lake non-profit groups. For more information, please contact Judy Peterson at 715-216-2450.