Area Independence Day Celebrations and Events 2017
4th of July Activities – Tuesday, July 4th – Food & beverages starting at 6pm, DJ, and fireworks at dusk at Central Park.
Holiday Flea Market – Friday, June 30th 8am-4pm Langlade County Fairgrounds, 1633 Neva Road, Antigo. Come see the treasures at the Langlade County Fairgrounds, & give them a new home. Admission is $2 per adult. For more information, contact Zurko Enterprises at 715-526-9769.
Music in the Park – Monday, July 3rd Food & pies starting at 5:30pm; concerts start 6:30pm. City Park West, 700 block of Aurora St., Antigo. Bring your lawn chairs & listen to the Music in the Park! Join us tonight for music Hip Pocket (R&B Rock). Food will include BBQs, hot dogs, pie & custard from the Hospital Auxiliary. In the event of severe weather, the concerts will be held at the Heinzen Pavilion in Peaceful Valley. Admission is free.
Antigo 4th of July Parade – Tuesday, July 4th 7pm 10th Avenue, Antigo. Come & enjoy the holiday watching the parade. Lots of floats, cars, & candy are sure to make this event a special treat. For more information, please call 715-623-4134.
Antigo High School Boys Soccer Brat Fry July 4th at Listle Field concessions stand at Antigo High School before the parade and fireworks; food will be served from 5-10pm.
City of Antigo Fireworks Display – Tuesday, July 4th Dusk Antigo High School, 1900 Tenth Avenue, Antigo. After you have enjoyed the Fourth of July parade, get ready to enjoy the fireworks! Parking is along Western Avenue, Sunset Drive, & Tenth Avenue. There is also parking available in the high school parking lots. You can tune in to WATK 900 AM to hear patriotic music to accompany the festivities.
Independence Day Activities – Monday, July 3rd Food & music start at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk at the ballpark downtown, Main Street, Birnamwood.
Annual July 4th Celebration – July 4th 11am Bonduel. HUGE Parade 11am. Activities at the Village Park in the afternoon. Fireworks 9:45pm. Sponsored by the Bonduel Civic Organization. For more information, please call 715-524-2139.
1st Annual Forest County Festival – Friday, June 30th-Sunday, July 2nd International Off-Road Raceway, 10104 Old Hwy 8 Rd., Crandon. All 3 days will be jam packed with fun things to do: tractor pulls & school bus races, kid’s games & talent show, non-stop carnival rides, musical entertainment and fireworks on the track on Saturday night. Admission, carnival rides and select games will be free of charge for Forest County residents. Nominal fees will be charged for parking, food and souvenirs.
Crandon Fire Department 4th of July Celebration – Saturday July 1st Parade at Noon on Lake Ave., beginning at the nursing home. Fireworks at dusk.
Lake Metonga Boat Parade and Summer Cookout – Sunday, July 2nd 1pm Boat Parade, 2pm Summer Cookout. Beachside Bar & Grill, 4163 East Lakeview Street, Crandon. The Lake Metonga Association Annual Picnic will start off with a Boat Parade at 1pm. All decorated entries are to meet in front of the Beachside Bar & Grill at the South end of Lake Metonga. Our boat parade marshal will give each entrant a numbered card and entry form. The boats will parade counter-clockwise around the Lake past the Judge’s Stand. The cookout will begin at 2pm at the Beachside Bar & Grill. Food and beverages will be prepared by Jason of Beachside Bar & Grill. The only cost will be a $5 wrist band. Come and enjoy the good food & drink! Winners for the Boat Parade will be announced after all participants and judges return to Beachside. Stay after the picnic and enjoy the band Sunday evening provided by Beachside Bar & Grill.
Elcho UCC Church Men’s Club Annual Chicken BBQ – Saturday, July 1st 11am-4pm The Jack Lamar Memorial/Elcho Community Pavilion, N11283 Dorr Street, Elcho. “Twentieth 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 1st Noon-Midnight, Sno-Devil’s Park, Riordan St., Elcho. Tons of raffles, food and games all day! Fireworks will be at dusk. Live music by Big Back Yard from 8 pm to midnight. All proceeds benefit the Elcho Fire & EMS.
Elcho Fireworks – Saturday, July 1st Dusk, Elcho. Come to Elcho to see the amazing fireworks display as they celebrate our nation’s birthday over the Elcho football field. For more information, please call 715-275-3622.
4th of July Festivities – July 4th 2-10:30pm Downtown (Hwy. 47 & Rainbow Road), Lake Tomahawk. Parade (2:30 pm). Concessions at Snowshoe Park (starting at 3pm). Snowshoe baseball (starting at 7pm) with fireworks following the game. For more information, please call 715-277-2602.
Town of Laona’s 4th of July Celebration – Sunday, July 2nd Noon parade, with Laona Fire Department picnic to follow at Silver Lake Beach. Fireworks at dusk at Laona Ballfield.
4th of July Fireworks – July 4th 7-11pm MARC Smith Center, 1100 MARC Dr., Merrill. Sit back and watch the sky while it lights up with an array of colors at dusk. Bring the family for a picture before the show begins. Food trucks on site.
4th of July in Minocqua – July 4th 3-10pm Downtown, Minocqua. The festivities begin with the kiddie parade at 3:45pm pre-registration is not required, but children should gather on the sidewalks near Redman Realty (corner of Park Street West and Hwy. 51 South) by 3:15pm. The main parade starts at 4pm. Watch the horses, floats, fire trucks, dancers, antique automobiles along with marching bands pass by. After the parade, head to Torpy Park for a free musical performance by the Lakeland Community Concert Band at 5:30pm. The Min-Aqua Bats will perform a special show for the July 4th crowd beginning at 7pm at the Aqua Bowl on Lake Minocqua. Come a little early to watch the Boat Parade pass by the Aqua Bowl at 6:15pm. After watching the parade & the water ski show, head to your favorite viewing area on land or water & settle in for the remainder of the night. Just remember, if you can see the blue water tower in downtown Minocqua – you will see the fireworks. For more information, please call 715-356-5266.
Independence Day Celebration – July 3rd 4pm Monico Fire Department, Downtown Monico. There will be food, raffles and fireworks at dusk.
Phlox 4th of July Celebration – Saturday, July 1st Norwood Memorial Park, 506 Graham Ave., Phlox. Come watch the 44th Annual Semi-Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at the Norwood Memorial Park. Stick around Saturday night for the Phlox Fireworks display!
Celebrate America – Monday, July 3rd 3pm Northwoods Inn, Cty. Rd. A & Hwy. 55, Pickerel. A family fun event for all ages. Live music with Jason McNabb & the Reign opening for Nashville recording artist Bobby McClendon. Advance wristbands $12, at the gate $15 for adults, kids 12 & under $5. Food available from 2-9pm. Fireworks presented by Perry Productions. Shuttle bus available. For more information, please contact Perry at 715-219-0906.
Post Lake Boat Parade – Saturday, July 1st 1pm. The Post Lake boat parade starts at 1pm at Twin Oaks Resort parading around lower Post Lake.
Post Lake Improvement Association 12th Annual Fun Fest – Saturday, July 1st 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 2nd at dusk over upper Post Lake.
4th of July Parade and Fireworks – July 4th 10am Kiddie Parade, 11am Main Parade. Downtown (Brown St.), Rhinelander. Come & enjoy this annual tradition as Rhinelander celebrates the 4th of July. See the floats, hear the music & connect with friends! For more information, please call 715-365-7464.
Fireworks In Shawano – July 3rd Dusk. Shawano Airport, N5468 N. Airport Rd., Shawano. For more information, please call 715-524-2139.
4th of July Block Party – July 4th 11am-6pm Community Park, Tigerton. There will be games, food, music and a silent auction with fireworks at dusk. For more information, please go to www.tigertonmainstreet.org or call 715-535-2110.
Tomahawk Chambers Annual Arts & Craft Fair – 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 plenty to eat and drink. For more information, please call 715-453-5334.
Party In The Park – 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! For more information, please call 715-453-5334.
Tomahawk’s Annual Pow Wow Days – July 4th 8:30am Veterans Memorial Park, North 4th Street & East River Street, Tomahawk. Tomahawk’s annual Pow Wow Days 5k/10k runs will start at 8:30am. The fun run will follow at approximately 9am. Games, raffles, live music, chicken BBQ, parade at 1pm, water ski show at 8pm & fireworks at dusk. For more information please go to www.tomahawklions.org.
Townsend Centennial 4th of July Celebration – Tuesday, July 4th 10am Townsend Fire Garage, 17937 Front St., Townsend. The Townsend Festival Committee will host crafters at the Townsend Fire Garage starting at 10am to 4pm. There will also be 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 1st 7:30am White Lake Pavilion, Bissell St., White Lake. Come to White Lake & enjoy either a 1-mile or 10K course. This event includes awards, door prizes, & a free piece of pie to the first 20 finishers. For more information, please contact Amanda at 920-379-6903.
White Lake 4th of July Celebration – Saturday, July 1st Come and experience a day full of fun & festivities. Parade starts at noon from the corner of Bissel Street & Church Street. Then at 1-3pm Lovin’ Country will be playing at the Lake Pavilion. At 5-9pm, The Cougars will be performing at the Lake Pavilion. At 8:30pm, there will be a boat parade on the lake with fireworks over White Lake at approximately 9:30pm. Community organizations provide food & refreshments after the parade at the Lake Pavilion. In addition, there will be a dunk tank, saw dust pile, entertainment by Mischief & Magic and kids games available. For more information, please call Doug at 715-882-2246.