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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

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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German Christmas Market: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 27-28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29, Downtown Oconomowoc, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Features more than 30 outdoor vendor huts, indoor retail vendors, huge fire pit for gatherings, heated tents with music and German food plus indoor bier garten serving German beer, fresh gluhwein and other food and drinks. There will also be a heated Santa for photos and gingerbread decorating for kids.

Friday Live: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Bucky’s Lakeside Pub and Grill, N50 W35016 Wisconsin Ave., Okauchee. Features Augie’s Blues Explosion.


Ichiro Suzuski Solo Acoustic Guitar: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 28, Mama Ds Coffee, 104 W. Main St., Wales. 

Joe Hite: 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Ward’s House of Prime — Delafield, 515 Wells St., Delafield.

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