WBAY's Guide to 4th of July Festivals, Fireworks and Fun!

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June 28 update: Adds Howard on June 29, Dale and Wolf Lake on June 30

Festivities are listed by date, then alphabetically by community. This list will be updated through Tuesday, July 3. Email your community events to web@wbay.com.

Friday, June 29

Fireman's Picnic. Live music at Fireman's Park and Osthoff's Lake Deck. Pace car hot laps at Road America. Sunset Cruise at Road America at 5 p.m. Fireworks on the lakefront at 9:30 p.m.

Live music and food trucks 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Village Center. Family activities, games, food, ice cream truck 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park. Fireworks from Meadowbrook Park (also visible from Village Center) at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 30

Fireworks and bean bag tournament at Dale Municipal Building. Bean Bag Tournament registration starts at noon, tournament at 1 p.m. Parade at 4 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Fireman's Picnic. Farmers and Artisans Market 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Historic Railroad Depot downtown. Live music 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Barefoot Bay Tiki Bar and Osthoff's Lake Deck.

Fourth of July Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park. Craft show, food. Antique and Classic Show from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. featuring cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors (awards at 2 p.m.). Gresham Family Fun Festival with parade at 11 a.m., food, crafts, bike raffle. Live music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Pontoon rides on the Lower Red. Fireworks at dusk.

Mountain Fireworks Celebration 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. at Bill Lazansky Community Building. Craft fair and horseshoe tournament starting at 10 a.m. Dart tournament and DJ music at 12 p.m. Kids bounces at 3 p.m. Live music 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Kayak Flash Mob 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (also paddle board, canoes and other non-motorized watercraft). 15th annual boat parade from 8 p.m. to dusk. Fireworks on the lake at dusk.

Sunday, July 1

Fireman's Picnic. Parade at 11 a.m. from Siebkens to Fireman's Park with University of Wisconsin Band. Picnic to follow with UW's 5th Quarter Polka. Live music starts at 2 p.m. at various locations.

Webfooters Water Ski Team show at 6 p.m. on Wolf River downtown. Fireworks around dusk (approx. 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.).

Tuesday, July 3

Festivities at Memorial Park including live music and children's activities from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Festival Foods Fireworks show at dusk (approx. 9:00 to 9:30 p.m.) No carry-ins, please. Proceeds benefit Appleton Jaycees Christmas shopping for needy children.

A's Annual Fireworks Celebration. Gates and concessions open at 5 p.m. at WA Olen Park. DJ and live music until midnight. Fireworks and ground show at dusk.

Harbor View Park. Food, refreshments 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Live music 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

4th of July Celebration starts at 5 p.m at Zippel Park. Food and beverages for sale. Live music and truck pulls start at 7 p.m.

48th annual 3rd of July Celebration. Food and refreshments at KBA Ball Park 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. No carry-ins, please. Family Fun Games and Children's Carnival 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music by HighTower Entertainment. Fireworks at dusk.

Fireworks at the Lakeshore, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Parade starts at 3 p.m. at Kewaunee Grade School, along Center St., to Lakehaven Hall. Music, ice cream, snow cones, kids activities, raffles. Fireworks at dusk.

CommunityFest 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. Food available at Curtis Reed Square. Live music at Curtis Reed Square 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Pajama Jam and Move to the Groove with Rhex Arboleda (as seen on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") at Shattuck Park 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. Parade of Lights at 9:15 p.m. starting at Riverside Park, west on Wisconsin Ave., then north on Commercial Street into downtown Menasha.

Water Fest 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Breakwater Park & Harbor. Oconto Fire Department "water ball." Vendors. Dunk tank and mini golf course 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Live music 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Lighted boat parade on Oconto River at 9:30 p.m. Shuttle buses available for Holtwood campground and city hall. Water taxi available at city docks.

Sawdust Days free family festival, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. in Menominee Park. Amusement rides. Live music. Flea market. Historic Village includes canoe rides, French Indian games, story telling, face painting, native dancing. The Kidz Zone features games, clowns, magic, balloon creations.

Concessions and music at Shawano United Methodist Church, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Games, popcorn, freeze pops at Hope Community Church, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fireworks at Shawano Municipal Airport at 9 p.m.

Freedom Fest. Library Family Night 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Venetian Boat Parade at dusk on the Sheboygan riverfront. Venetian Boat Parade viewing party at Angler's Avenue with live music and concessions.

Wednesday, July 4

Heritage Hill State Historical Park "America's Picnic" 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Petting zoo, pie eating contest, colonial storytime, watermelon seed spitting contest, Declaration of Independence signing. Ribbon-cutting on new Children's Interactive Learning Center and playground at 11 a.m. Children's patriotic bike ride at 12 p.m. (BayCare Clinic Bikes provides free helmets). Musical entertainment from Green Bay Pickers starting at 1 p.m. "Retro" admission pricing of $2.

Parade at 10 a.m. Arts and crafts, children's games, live entertainment all day. Fireworks at dusk.

107th annual 4th of July Celebration. Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the high school, from West Green Bay St. east to Washington St., to Village Park. Live music 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bonduel Bike Giveaway drawing at 3 p.m. (must be present to win). Fireworks at approx. 9:45 p.m.

Sportsman's Club Parade at 12 p.m. at Breed Family Park on Cty AA. Music, food, kids bike giveaway, meat wheel at the park.

Flag raising and national anthem at 10:45 a.m. at Village Hall. American Legion Parade at 11 a.m. Flea market downtown all day. Crivitz Community Veterans Park events start at 12 p.m., including bouncy houses, dunk tank and live music. VFW and American Legion selling food, beer and soda. No carry-ins. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Independence Day Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. from north end of Church St. south along Highway 42 to Highway T. UW-Madison Marching Band performs the 5th quarter at Harbor View Park immediately after the parade.

Americana Concert and Fireworks at Lakeside Park. Fond du Lac Symphonic Band performs at 7:30 p.m. Festival Foods Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Freewill offering accepted to support the band.

4th of July Celebration 9 a.m. - midnight. at Zippel Park. Antique and classic car show 9 a.m. until end of the parade. Horse pull starts at 10 a.m. Downtown parade at 2 p.m. Antique tractor pull at 5 p.m. Live music 3 p.m. to midnight. Fireworks at dusk.

Concessions at 5 p.m. Music 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Boat regatta at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Fire Over the Fox 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Free event. Ringing of the Liberty Bell at Brown County Courthouse at 1 p.m. Activities along Fox River at Leicht Park and Ray Nitschke (Main St.) Bridge. Live music and entertainment. Food for purchase. Free flags and glow sticks from Acts 1:8 Ministry and Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Fireworks over the Fox River downtown at dusk.

Independence Day at the Gardens. Free admission to Green Bay Botanical Gardens for military personnel and veterans. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Neville Public Museum is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission for Brown County residents from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Current exhibits include 200 stories and 200 years of "Our Brown County," and "73rd Art Annual."

Light Up the Lake 4th of July Celebration. Craft and vendor fair 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Playground Park. Live music and concessions 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Deacon Mills Park. Games and activities for kids 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Deacon Mills Park. Boat Parade leaves Sunset Park at 2 p.m. to Deacon Mills Wharf. Duck Races at 3 p.m. at Playground Park. KC-135 Stratotanker flyover downtown at 4 p.m. Baseball (Montello Granite Jaxx vs. Omro River Rats) at city baseball field at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks over Dartford Bay at dusk.

4th of July Picnic at Hilbert Civic Park 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hilbert Fireman's Parade at 11 a.m. Food available for purchase at park. Bounce houses (wristbands for all-day bouncing available at park). Live music from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bands include Branded, 2/5th Party Band, and FBI & The Untouchable Horns (tentative appearance by "Echoes of Camp Randall" at 5 p.m.). Fireworks at dusk.

Fourth on the Shore festivities at various locations. $4 admission to Maritime Museum 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Food and vendors at Manitowoc Yacht Club and Mariners Trail 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Twinstunts Show at Y at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Comedy magic shows at Baymont Inn & Suites. Live music at Manitowoc Yacht Club 1 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Raffle ticket sales benefiting Eternal Flame and Veterans Memorial Fund. Festival Foods Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on the lakefront at South Pier. Complete event schedule.

CommunityFest all day in Riverside (Neenah) and Jefferson (Menasha) parks. Events start at 8 a.m. with YMCA Liberty Run and pancake breakfast, both at Riverside Park pavilion. Inflatables, obstacle course, motorcycle show, petting zoo, pet show, live music, comedy, magic, juggler, volleyball and foosball. Free bus service between parks 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Webfooters Water Ski Team Show at Riverside Park harbor 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Venetian Boat Parade at Riverside Park harbor 8:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Festival Foods Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks spectators can lay down tarps to claim their spot starting July 3 at 5 p.m. but not on the boardwalk, sidewalks, picnic tables or benches. Complete schedule of events.

4th of July Fireworks. Hatten Park Stadium opens at 6:30 p.m. Kids games and music start at 7 p.m. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Concession stand proceeds benefit stadium renovation. No carry-ins. No animals.

Annual 4th of July Festivities. Legion pancake breakfast at Tanner's, 7 a.m. to 11 a a.m. Arts and crafts fair at Scott Park 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Omro Historical Society pie and ice cream at Masonic Lodge at 10 a.m. Parade on Main Street at 12 p.m. Entertainment, kids activities and concessions at Scott Park from noon to 9:45 p.m. Live music in Scott Park pavilion from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Quacker 500 Duck Race at 8 p.m. (tickets sold throughout the day at Scott Park entrance). Omro-Rushford Fire Department Fireworks at dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.)

Sawdust Days free family festival in Menominee Park. Veterans Fourth of July Parade at 9 a.m. Amusement rides. Live music. Flea market. Historic Village includes canoe rides, French Indian games, story telling, face painting, native dancing. The Kidz Zone features games, clowns, magic, balloon creations. Festival Foods Fireworks from Miller's Bay at 9:45 p.m.

4th of July Fireworks at Murray Park at dusk.

Freedom Fest 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. in Deland Park with live music. Kids activities with concessions and live music at Angler's Avenue. Freedom Run at 7:30 a.m. at YMCA. Farmers market 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Fountain Park. Independence Day Parade at 9 a.m. (see next entry for details). Yoga in the Park at 10 a.m. in Fountain Park. SEAS Castaway Challenge at 12 p.m. in Rotary Park. Sheboygan Theatre Company Performance in the Park at 1 p.m. in Fountain Park. Festival Foods Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at South Pier.

Independence Day Parade 9 a.m. starting north on N. 8th St. from Center Ave., then east on Michigan Ave., and south on Broughton Dr. to Wisconsin Ave. No spectator spot reservation until 5 a.m. Vehicles parked on parade route after 7:30 a.m. will be towed.

Sunset Park at 5 p.m. Ice cream social. Live music by Unity the Band starting at 6 p.m. Free balloons. Fireworks at dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.) Food, drinks, glow sticks available for purchase.

4th of July Block Party 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. between 1905 Village Hall and Community Center downtown. Live music from 3 to 7 p.m. Tigerton Historical Society open 1 to 4 p.m. Fireworks behind the high school at dusk.

Fireworks Extravaganza. Arts and crafts at Townsend Fire Garage 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Parade at 12 p.m. Kids games at the ball park start at 5 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Fireworks at dusk.

Fourth of July Celebration 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Flag-raising ceremony at 7:20 p.m. Music by the Two Rivers Community Band at 7:20 p.m. with a patriotic sing-along at 8:50 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks at the Ball Park. Fireworks at Washington Island Baseball Field on Main St. at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. "Pass the boot" freewill offering to support the fireworks display.

Parade begins at 10 a.m. with Spirit 1 Air Ambulance flyover, then follows N. Main Street from N. Division St. to Lake St. Bring non-perishable food items to be collected along the parade route by Cub Scouts and Trinity Lutheran Church members for the Waupaca Food Pantry (nothing in glass containers, please).

Following the parade, Knights of Columbus chicken BBQ with chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs in Upper South Park. Junior water ski show on Rainbow Lake at 5:45 p.m. followed by Chain Skiers performing at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks over Shadow Lake starting at 9:30 p.m. Parking for fireworks available at Waupaca Recycling Center. Popcorn Wagon will sell popcorn, nacoes and cotton candy before and during fireworks.

Fireworks starting at 9:45 p.m. from north of the bridge.

Saturday, July 7

Fireworks display at dusk at Deer Run Golf Course, 912 Fairway Dr.

Summer Fest Concert and Fireworks at Clark Park. Food and treats at 4 p.m. Live music at 6 p.m. Lighted dinghy and boat parade in the harbor at 9 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.