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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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Country Christmas Outdoor Drive-through Lights Display: Nov. 27-30, Dec. 5-31. Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Wisconsin’s largest drive-through holiday lights event features more than a million holiday lights along a mile-long trail that winds through the woods, Includes animated figures and holiday scenes. Call (262) 970-5398 for details. $15-$25. $15 per carload, $25 limo, mini-coach or large van. www.thecountrychristmas.com

 World’s Greatest Cookie Sale: Noon-4 p.m.  Nov. 28, Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Sale features homemade holiday cookies and baked goods in many varieties. Entertainment includes magic shows, cookie and cupcake decorating, face painting, holiday coloring contest and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Sale ends at 4 p.m. For more information on the World’s Greatest Cookie Sale, call Country Springs, (262) 547-0201 or visit thecountrychristmas.com/cookiesale. Free.

 German Christmas Market: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 28, 29 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30, Downtown Oconomowoc, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Celebrate Wisconsin’s heritage at this family festival that features heated tents, German beer, music, live bands, authentic German food, vendors, Santa and more. Free http://www.germanchristmasmarket.org. 

 Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 30, Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center, County Road K, Oconomowoc. Features local seasonally grown produce and artisan food products.  www.oconomowoc.org.

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