4th of July Events in the Area
Holiday Flea Market – Friday, July 2nd 7am-4pm Langlade County Fairgrounds, 1633 Neva Road, Antigo. Find great items for any occasion at this popular flea market. Come see the treasures and give them a new home. Admission is $2 per adult. Free parking. For more information, please call 715-526-9769.
Music in the Park – Hip Pocket – Thursday, July 1st Food starting at 5:30pm; concerts start 6pm City Park West, 230 block of Aurora St., Antigo. Bring your lawn chairs & listen to the Music in the Park! Concerts held every Monday & Thursday, June-August. In the event of severe weather, concerts are held at the Heinzen Pavilion in Peaceful Valley. Free admission. There are additional concerts at select locations; please call or check the Antigo community calendar for dates & times.
Antigo 4th of July Parade – Sunday, July 4th 7pm 10th Avenue, Antigo. The Fourth of July parade will start at the Antigo Middle School and end at Antigo High School. Come & enjoy the holiday watching the parade. Lots of floats, cars, & candy are sure to make this event a special treat.
City of Antigo Fireworks Display – Sunday, 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.
Music in the Park – Bear Creek Band – Monday, July 5th Food starting at 5:30pm; concerts start 6pm City Park West, 230 block of Aurora St., Antigo. Bring your lawn chairs & listen to the Music in the Park! Concerts held every Monday & Thursday, June-August. In the event of severe weather, concerts are held at the Heinzen Pavilion in Peaceful Valley. Free admission. There are additional concerts at select locations; please call or check the Antigo community calendar for dates & times.
Bass Lake Shebang – Sunday, July 4th 6-10pm Bass Lake Country Club, W10650 Bass Lake Rd., Deerbrook. This event is open to the public. The festivities begin at 6pm with an all American buffet including brats, hot dogs, potato salad, beans & chippers for $10. There will also be live music with Santy and Son starting at 7pm.
Annual July 4th Celebration-Sunday, July 4th 11am Bonduel. Parade 11am starting at the high school on West Green Bay Street & proceeding east to Washington Street & then to Village Park. The Wisconsin Marching Band will be appearing in the parade!! Nu Tymes Polka Band following the parade at the Village Park. 5pm – Boombox will take the stage. Food by Freedom Foods, S.O.S. K9 group with pulled pork, kettkecorn stand, lemonade and ice cream stand, soda, water and slushies by St. Paul youth group, and beer stand. Dairyland and Legion Baseball games begin at approximately 1:30pm. Bike Raffle at 3pm, FFA Chicken Poop Bingo and free yard games to play! Fun for the whole family plus fireworks at dusk!
5th Annual Forest County Festival – Friday, July 2nd –Sunday, July 4th Crandon International Raceway, 10104 Hwy. 8, Crandon. It is an event unlike any other. Free carnival rides, with fair food and fireworks at dusk on Saturday evening. Also a Diamond Rio concert on Saturday night. $5 parking. Come and join the fun.
Crandon 4th of July Parade – Saturday, July 3rd Noon Lake Ave., Crandon. Join us in downtown Crandon as we watch the floats go by. Bring your lawn chairs and candy bags!
4th of July Boat Parade & Picnic – Sunday, July 4th Boat Parade 1pm, Picnic 2pm. Charlie’s Lake Metonga Resort, 4163 E. Lakeview Street, Crandon. The annual boat parade begins in front of Charlie’s Lake Metonga Resort and goes clockwise around the lake for one lap. There are no special theme requirements, just show your creativity and have fun — all boats, pontoons, jet skis welcome. The parade takes about 1 hour and returns to Charlie’s just in time for the start of the picnic at 2pm. All members, friends of the association and the general public are encouraged to attend and enjoy the day with food, friends and fun.
Elcho Music in the Park – Quarry Road Band June 30th 6pm The Jack Lamar Memorial/Elcho Community Pavilion, N11283 Dorr Street, Elcho. Come Early. Admission is free. Food will be available to purchase starting at 5pm from the Elcho Historical Society. It will include pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, chips & various desserts. All Elcho Music in the Park performances will be performed on the grass in front of the pavilion, rain or shine!
Post Lake Fireworks Celebration at Sunset View – Saturday, July 3rd Sunset View Resort & Tavern, N11594 Post Lake Dr., Elcho. Join us for our annual Post Lake Fireworks Celebration! Fireworks by the PLIA shoot off directly in front of Sunset View! Plus, food truck, beer tents, & live music!
Elcho 4th of July Fireworks – Saturday, July 3rd Dusk, Elcho football field, Elcho. Come to Elcho to see an amazing fireworks display as we celebrate our nation’s birthday.
Elcho Community Pavilion Annual Chicken BBQ – Sunday, July 4th Noon The Jack Lamar Memorial/Elcho Community Pavilion, N11283 Dorr Street, Elcho. “Chicken BBQ” potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert, & coffee! Cost $13. Open to the public! All are welcome! For more information, please call 715-610-1888.
Gresham 4th of July Festivities – Saturday, July 3rd 11am-11pm Veteran’s Park, Main St., Gresham. Parade at 11am. Little League game and league (Gresham vs. Leopolis) baseball game following parade. Kids activities, bike raffle (intermission – between 2pm and 3pm), 50/50 raffles, food vendors, live music 6-10:30pm, and fireworks at dusk.
Town of Laona’s 4th of July Celebration – Saturday, July 3rd Noon Parade starting at Jars, 4863 Elm St., Laona. During the parade food and drinks will be served at the fire house. Raffles food and drinks to follow the parade at Silver Lake beach with our big ticket drawing at 5. Fireworks show to follow in the ball field next to Jars at dusk put on by Crazy Craig’s Fireworks. Hope to see everyone there!
Leopolis Triathlon – Saturday, July 4th Registration 9-10:30am, race start time 11am, Leopolis. The triathlon is sponsored by the Leopolis Booster Club and consists of three different races — the jock class (50-yard swim, 12-mile bike and 5-mile run), the beer belly (50-yard swim, 5-mile bike, 2-mile run) and the 16 & under (50-yard swim, 5-mile bike and 2-mile run). Also included in the festivities are a parade and other activities. For more information, please email – [email protected].
4th of July Fireworks – Sunday, July 4th Dusk MARC Smith Center, 1100 MARC Dr., Merrill. Pack a picnic and bring your family to sit under the stars and enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks. Food trucks on site. Information: 715-536-9474.
4th of July in Minocqua – Sunday, July 4th 3:45pm Downtown, Minocqua. Celebrate Independence Day by joining the fun in downtown Minocqua. The kiddie parade starts at 3:45 pm and pre-registration is not required. Children should gather on the sidewalk near Redman Realty (corner of Park Street West and Hwy. 51 South) by 3:15pm on the 4th of July. All bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers may be decorated in red, white and blue. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the kiddie parade. The main parade takes off at 4pm from the visitors center and heads north on Hwy 51 through downtown. The Min-Aqua Bats will perform a special show for the July 4th crowd beginning at 7pm at the Aqua Bowl on Lake Minocqua. The group has provided free, thrilling water ski shows for over 50 years each summer. At dark, enjoy the spectacular fireworks show! If you can see the blue water tower in Minocqua, you will be able to view the fireworks!
Monico Fire Department 4th of July Celebration – Saturday, July 3rd 12pm Monico. Come join Monico Fire Department in celebrating Independence Day with something slightly different this year. This year not only will we have our normal firework celebration but will also have our annual fireman’s picnic on the same day. We will have burgers, brats, hot dogs, and of course our amazing fresh French fries available. Food and beverages will be available at noon. We will have everything we normally would have at the fireworks along with lots of other fun things that are normally done at our Fireman’s picnic in August.
Mountain Fireworks Celebration – Friday, July 2nd 9am Bill Lazansky Community Building, Hwy 32/64, Mountain. The day starts at 9am with a rummage sale, food starts at noon. Meat raffle starts shortly after noon. All proceeds go to aiding the Mountain Fire Department.
Celebrate America 2021 – Saturday, July 3rd 4pm Northwoods Inn, N8905 Hwy. 55, Pickerel. Northwoods Inn presents Celebrate America 2021 with Free Fallin’ – The Tom Petty Concert Experience and Copperhead 2. Gates open at 4 pm with music starting at 4:30pm. Bring your lawn chair. Advanced adult wristbands are available for $20 until June 26, 2021. At the gate prices are $25 for adults and $5 for kids 12 & under. This is a fun-filled, family event with amazing fireworks display! Food and drink are available for purchase until 10 pm. For more information, call 715-484-3522.
Post Lake 4th of July Fireworks – Saturday, July 3rd Dusk, Post Lake. Firework display will begin at dusk over Upper Post Lake.
Post Lake 4th of July Boat Parade – Sunday, July 4th 1pm Post Lake. Post Lake Boat Parade will be starting at 1pm at Twin Oaks Resort, N10870 Circle Dr., Elcho. The boat parade will be parading around Upper Post Lake to Sunset View Resort. The winners for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will be presented following the parade at Sunset View Resort. Dress up your boats, and yourself for this entertaining event, or just come along for the ride! Everyone loves a parade!
4th of July Parade – Sunday, July 4th 10am Kiddie Parade, 11am Main Parade. Downtown (Brown St.), Rhinelander. Come and enjoy this annual tradition as the community of Rhinelander celebrates the 4th of July. See the floats, hear the music, and connect with friends! The Rhinelander Fourth of July Parade is always a good time. For more information, please call 715-369-1814.
Hodag Firecracker .1K Run – Sunday, July 4th 10:30-11am Downtown Rhinelander, Inc., 26 N. Brown St., Rhinelander. A fun run to raise money for Northwoods United Way & Downtown Rhinelander Inc. Finally – a race you can handle! Join us as we experience all the perks of running a race, but with very little of the actually running. The Hodag Firecracker .1K is a spoof event for the whole family. Participants can run, walk, roll, or crawl their way down the all-flat, 2-block “race course”, wearing patriotic red, white and blue attire, tutu’s and stiletto heels, super-serious running gear, or whatever you are feeling that morning. Anything goes in the shortest race in downtown Rhinelander. Our racers not only get extra cool race swag (free t-shirt to all pre-registered participants) and serious bragging rights in the running community, but also the satisfaction of knowing you pushed yourself to the limit for a good cause. Race fees ($25 early registration and $30 onsite registration) and donations help Northwoods United Way and Downtown Rhinelander, Inc.
Shawano Fireworks – Saturday, July 3rd 9-11pm Shawano Airport, N5468 Airport Rd., Shawano.
Three Lakes Aqua Devils Water Ski Show – Saturday, July 3rd 6:30-9pm Big Stone Lake, Three Lakes. The Aqua Devils are passionate about waterskiing and enjoy dazzling audiences with ballet, swivel, trick skiing, pyramids, jumping, and barefooting. Team members range in age from four to adult and include many second and third generation members, some of which are state and nationally ranked. For more information, go to http://www.aquadevils.org.
Big Fork Lake Venetian Boat Parade – Saturday, July 3rd 8:45pm Big Fork Lake, Three Lakes. All are invited to bring your holiday decorated boat and join the parade, or simply come to watch! Last year we had over 50 well-lit boats & festively dressed people in the mood of Independence Day. We meet near the entrance into Big Fork Lake from Little Fork Lake. Socializing starts at 8:30pm & we will start a parade around the lake at about 9pm. For more info call Ken Kuehl 608-438-5051.
4th of July in Three Lakes – Sunday, July 4th 7am-11pm Three Lakes. Plan a fun-filled day in Three Lakes on July 4th with lots of things to do! Start the day at the Three Lakes High School with the Lions Club for a Pancake Breakfast from 7am-11am. The Lions Club parade will begin at 9am & several downtown businesses sell food & refreshments before & during the parade so be sure to check them out! After the parade, everyone is invited to Don Burnside Park where the party continues with a variety of food & flea market vendors from 8am-3pm. A band will also be performing, courtesy of the Red Suspenders organization of Three Lakes from 10am-1pm at the park. There will be a used book sale at the Demmer Memorial Library following the parade. The Aqua Devils Water Ski Show will perform around 6:30pm and the 4th of July wouldn’t be complete without fireworks at dusk at Don Burnside Park.
Tigerton 4th of July Block Party – Sunday, July 4th Community Park, Tigerton. There will be games, food, music and a silent auction with fireworks at dusk.
Music on the River – Wednesday, June 30th 6pm Veterans Memorial Park, E. River St, Tomahawk. FREE live music series at Veterans Memorial Park. Bring your chairs, picnic dinner and your favorite beverage and enjoy music along the Wisconsin River. For more information, please call 715-453-5334.
Tomahawk Chambers Annual Arts & Craft Fair – Saturday, July 3rd 9am-3pm Sara Park, 900 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.
Pow Wow Days 5K/10K/1Mile Races – Sunday, July 4th 7am Registration Veterans Memorial Park, North 4th Street & East River Street, Tomahawk. 5K/10K races start at 8:30 sharp & the Mile Fun Run begins around 9:30, after the majority of the 10K participants have finished. Pre-registrant bib & t-shirt pick-up for all races starts at 7am under the gazebo in the park. The last few years we have had between 600-700 participants! Once again we will have a July 4 Independence Day “Most Patriotic” costume contest with prizes for the runners with the top 3 outfits. Go to www.active.com for more information.
Tomahawk’s Pow Wow Days – Sunday, July 4th Downtown, Tomahawk. Annual 4th of July celebration in Tomahawk. Lions serving food and refreshments downtown beginning 9am; Chicken barbecue begins 10am downtown; Parade at 1pm downtown followed by Tomahawk Fire Department water demonstrations; Kwahamot Water Ski Show 8pm, Kwahamot Bay off North Fourth Street. Fireworks at dusk, visible from SARA Park and Kwahamot ski area. For more information, go to http://www.tomahawklions.com.
Townsend 4th of July Celebration – Sunday, July 4th 11am Townsend Fire Garage, 17937 Front St., Townsend. The Townsend Festival committee will host an arts & crafts fair at the Townsend Fire Garage from 11am to 6pm. There will also be food, beverages served, raffles and live music. The 4th of July Parade starts at noon. Fireworks at dusk at the Townsend Ball Park, corner of Grove St. & Wheeler St., Townsend.
Trump Lake Independence Day Regatta – Saturday, July 3rd 5pm Trump Lake Pavilion, Trump Rd., Wabeno.
White Lake 4th of July Celebration with Fireworks – Saturday, July 3rd 8am White Lake Community Center, 615 School St., White Lake. Come and experience a day full of fun and festivities. Come and experience a day full of fun and festivities. The day starts off with the Firemen’s Breakfast from 8 am to 11am at the White Lake Community Center. Followed by the parade starts at 2 pm from the corner of Bissel Street and Church Street with the Spudmobile, White Lake American Legion & VFW Color Guard, and White Lake High School Band. The parade will happen rain or shine. After the parade at the White Lake Pavilion, there will be kids activities along with a performance by Mischief & Magic. Food and refreshments by local vendors available at the pavilion. From 5-7 pm, No Schtick Band will be playing live music at the White Lake Pavilion. At 8:30pm there will be a boat parade on the lake with fireworks over White Lake at dusk (approximately 9:30pm). All are welcome! For more information, call Patsy at 715-882-2179.