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Have a blast on the 4th

June 26, 2012

America turns 236 this year, and you're invited to partake in the celebration. For more area Fourth of July events, including a list of area fireworks, visit LivingLakeCountry.com.

East Troy Lions Club 4th of July Celebration, June 28-July 1

June 28-29

4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

4 to 11 p.m.: Wristband special

6:30 p.m.: Garden tractor pull; call Dale Leasure at (262) 642-7892

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Live music by Hoi Polloi

June 29-30

4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

4 to 11 p.m.: Wristband special

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Live music by Mount Olive

June 30

Noon to 12:30 a.m.

8 a.m.: Softball tournament, 2021 West Ave., East Troy. Call Bill McCarthy, (262) 684-5047.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Car show, at East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Ave. Free admission, $9 to show. Call Jerry Price, (920) 563-4003.

10 a.m.: Truck and tractor pull; call Mike Lois at (262) 749-4730

Noon to 11 p.m.: Wristband special

1 p.m.: Kiddie parade at the amusement park grandstand, followed by "Kids are people too" show

3:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Live music by Genos Gypsies

5 p.m.: Wrist wrestling at the beer tent

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Live music by Love Monkeys

Dark: fireworks

July 1

Noon to 9 p.m. 1

12 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Wristband special

1 p.m.: Proud to be an American parade

12:30 p.m. Annual East Troy Lions East Troy beer Tent Ride, leaves Gus's Drive-In, ends at ETBT

3 to 9 p.m.: Live music by Tim Castle and Young Southern

City of Waukesha

Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Maple and Wisconsin avenues, travels west on Wisconsin to West Avenue (at Main), to Main Street east, to Buckley, to Baxter, finishes at Frame Park.

The Badgerland Water Ski Show will perform at 7 p.m. July 4 on the Fox River at Frame Park.

A fireworks extravaganza begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Waukesha County Expo grounds. Grounds will open at 7:15.

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Joe Hite: 7 p.m. May 27, Okauchee Lake Yacht Club, W340 N6338 Breezy Point Road, Oconomowoc. 7 to 11 p.m. Joe Hite will perform, and all proceeds will benefit the Okauchee Fireworks Fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Minimum $10 per person.

Burgundy Ties Plays: 8 p.m. May 28, Bucky’s Lakeside Pub and Grill, 50n 35016w Wisconsin Ave, Okauchee. The combination of their eclectic sound and live performance makes Burgundy Ties stand out as an original and inspired Milwaukee band. Visit www.burgundytiesband.com. Free.

Duck/Homemade Boat Race: 10 a.m. May 28, Nixon Park, 339 Maple Ave., Hartland. Races start at 11 a.m. There will be food for sale as well as other family-friendly activities. Entry fee per race is $5 and $1 to purchase a duck. All proceeds go to saving the swifts and to the Ice Age Trail. For rules and information, visit www.savetheswifts.com.

Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. May 26-27; 8 a.m. May 28, Rummage Sale, N41W29213 Prairie Wind Circle South, Pewaukee. Volunteers and donations needed. We will supply tax donation forms to donors. Anything not sold will be donated to Goodwill and Lake Country Caring.

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