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Fourth of July festivities

June 30, 2009

Independence Day will get off with a bang, as the skies will light up with fireworks all over Waukesha County, and streets will be crowded with patriotic floats, bikes and strollers decorated with the red, white and blue. Here's a sample of what you can look forward to locally. See complete listings of events throughout the region on our Web page, LivingLakeCountry.com.

Village of Big Bend

Fireworks will be held at Village Park at dusk July 5

Call (262) 662-2747 for more information.

Village of East Troy

Fireworks will be at the Amusement Park at dusk July 3

The parade will be held at 1 p.m. July 5

Call (262) 642-6255 for more information.

Muskego Fourth of July

6:30 p.m. July 3, Idle Isle Park, W182 S6666 Hardtke Drive. Performance by the Water Bugs; fireworks at dusk, at about 9 p.m.

Call (262) 679-4124 for more information.

City of Waukesha

Fireworks will be at the Waukesha County Expo Grounds, 1000 Northview Road at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Grounds open at 7 p.m.

Call (262) 524-3500 for more information

Old World Wisconsin

Events from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 4 at Old World Wisconsin, S103 W37890 Highway 67, Eagle

The Independence Day parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. followed by various activities, including a Civil War re-enactment

Call (262) 594-6300 for more information

Eagle Spring Lake

Eagle Spring Lake will hold its Independence Day activities on Saturday, July 4. The kids parade will be held behind Eagleville Elementary School at 10 a.m. with Engine Company 56 custard served after the parade of decorated bikes, wagons and strollers. All ages are welcome to participate, watch and enjoy custard.

At 7:30 p.m., the decorated boat parade begins. Participants should meet on the southeast end of the lake between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Bartolotta fireworks will be presented at dusk.

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Lake Country Carvers Annual Show & Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 1, Life Enrichment Center, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. See the works of talented carvers and vote for your favorite. There will be carvings available for sale and a silent auction. Food available. (262) 567-8768, www.oconomowoc.org

Live Music: 6:30 p.m. July 31; 6 p.m. Aug. 1, Seven Seas, 1807 Nagawicka Road, Hartland. Enjoy drinks and dancing while listening to Brian “That Sax Guy” featuring smooth jazz, live saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and more. www.sevenseaswi.com

Hawk’s Inn Historical Museum Tours: 1 p.m. Aug. 1, Hawks Inn Visitor Center, 426 Wells St., Delafield. Tour this historical inn which is on Wisconsin Landmark on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24. Free.

Sussex Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2, Armory Park, W239 N5664 Maple Ave, Sussex. Locally grown fruits and vegetables plus eggs, meat, honey, fresh flowers, soaps and candles

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