From fireworks and sparklers to parades and popsicles, there is so much fun to be had on the Fourth of July. While patriotic celebrations can be found all across Wisconsin, a few cities do Independence Day particularly big. Here are a few of our favorite Fourth of July festivities:
This Independence Day Celebration has been described as one of the top 10 small town July 4th celebrations in the entire country. Make your way to Madeline Island for a morning parade, a day full of family-friendly events, and concluding with fireworks featuring a backdrop of anchored boats across the harbor.
Dubbed the “Ultimate Small-Town American Independence Day Celebration”, Phelps’ Fourth of July event is held throughout the downtown area and draws visitors in for its parade, live music, children’s games, food and drinks, raffles, and fireworks over North Twin Lake.
Chetek Liberty Fest is the talk of the town, and for good reason. The city comes alive with a beach party, softball tournament, parade, movie night, craft show, car show, Hydroflites ski shows, and so much more!
For a truly unique Independence Day celebration, make your way to Beloit for Pops on the Rock. The evening event offers free music by the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra, followed by an amazing firework show over the Rock River.
Take in an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Park Falls, where you can attend city-wide garage sales, a VFW breakfast, an arts and crafts fair, horseshoe tournament, live music and a bake sale. Kids will especially enjoy the ice cream stand, petting zoo, parade, and fireworks.
Racine boasts the Midwest’s largest Fourth of July parade, which will feature living replicas of national monuments, horses, jugglers, antique cars, the popular Iwo Jima presentation, marching bands, service men and servicewomen, and more. Lakefront fireworks top off this patriotic Racine day!
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Kristen Finstad is a member of the Discover Wisconsin crew. Having grown up in River Falls, attending UW-Stevens Point and now living in Madison, she’s a Wisconsin girl through and through. Watch Discover Wisconsin TV Saturday mornings at 10 on Fox Sports Wisconsin. (Twitter: @DiscoverWI)