Check out our 2017 Fourth of July guide in Lake Country to find all the details on how each community will celebrate Independence Day.
Village of Big Bend
Big Bend's seventh annual Rumble by the River is from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, at Big Bend Village Park.
Fireworks will be set off at 9:30 p.m. July 7 at the park.
City of Delafield
The city will host its annual fireworks display Sunday, July 2, at Naga-Waukee park, 651 Highway 83. Fireworks are shot off from the St. John's Northwestern Military Academy island, but can be seen from the park. The show will begin at dusk (roughly around 9 p.m.).
The Fourth of July Parade, organized by the Delafield Legion, begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, from the municipal parking lot at Main and Dopkins streets downtown. The parade proceeds east on Main to North Lapham Peak Road and ends at the Delafield American Legion Post, 333 N. Lapham Peak Road.
That weekend, July 7-8, the city is hosting its annual Block Party downtown. The music and food festival will run from 5 p.m. to midnight both nights and will be held in the municipal parking lot at Main and Dopkins streets.
Festival goers are encouraged to bring portable chairs and leave their coolers and other carry-in items at home. A more detailed schedule for the event is available online at www.visitdelafield.org.
Village of Eagle
Kettle Moraine Days' fireworks display will be set off at dusk Saturday, June 24, at Eagle Village Park.
Town of Eagle
Old World Wisconsin will celebrate Independence Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, including a parade running through the Crossroads Village.
Celebrate the spirit of Independence Day in 19th-century America through living history presentation and hands-on activities for the entire family. Help make ice cream, participate in a pie-eating contest, games and enter the greased-pole contest.
The day ends with an interactive parade through the village. (Note: The time of the parade has changed from past years to the end of the day.)
Cost: $19 for adults (ages 18-64), $10 for children (free for ages 4 and younger), $16 for senior citizens (ages 65 and older). Veterans receive free admission on July 4.
The East Troy Lions Club celebrates the holiday with a festival from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, June 29-July 2.
The festivities include a variety of events, including a carnival daily; car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 1 at East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Ave.; truck and tractor pulls from noon to 5 p.m. July 1 at 2021 West St.; shows by Wayne the Wizard at the amusement park grandstand (6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday); a kiddie pedal tractor pull at 4 p.m. Sunday; a softball tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday; wrist wrestling at 5 p.m. Saturday, a kiddie parade at 1 p.m. Saturday at the grandstand; and dart tournament at noon July 1 in the beer tent.
The "Music of America" parade begins at 1 p.m. July 2.
Fireworks will be set off at dark on July 2.
See details at easttroylions.org/4th-of-july-celebrations.
Village of Hartland
The annual Hometown Celebration weekend kicks off 4 p.m. Friday, June 30, with festivities including arts and crafts vendors at Nixon Park, live music, food, beer and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
The celebration continues Saturday, July 1, with a family 5K run/walk, a pie baking contest (judged by local celebrities), a guided history walk through Hartland and an ice cream social hosted by the Hartland Fire Department.
The annual Hometown Celebration Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2; this year's theme is “125 Years of Hartland.” The parade starts at Hartbrook Mall and proceeds down Merton Avenue to East Capitol Drive to Cottonwood Avenue to Park Avenue to Nixon Park.
Village of Lac La Belle
The village will have a fireworks display at dusk Monday, July 3, at the OSRUI camp, 600 Lac La Belle Drive.
On Tuesday, July 4, the village will also host a small parade at 10 a.m. on Lac La Belle Drive.
Town of Merton
The Lake Country Lions Club will host a festival and Fourth of July parade Monday and Tuesday, July 3-4.
The festival kicks off from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Stone Bank Community Park. Live music will be performed by Andrea and the Mods from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Tuesday, July 4, the festival takes place at the park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring music by Mr. Lucky from 1 to 5 p.m.
On both days, the festival includes food and drinks and games. A raffle drawing will be held at 4 p.m. July 4. The parade starts at 11 a.m. July 4 at Stone Bank School. The route goes east on Highway K to Stone Bank Road, ending at Stone Bank Community Park. Roads will close at about 10:30 a.m. Parade lineup starts at 9 a.m.
Village of Mukwonago
The 58th annual Croatian Day Festival is slated for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Field Park, Highways NN and 83, Mukwonago.
City of Oconomowoc
The city's annual parade will start at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 1.
The route begins at Roosevelt Park at South Main and Jefferson streets. The parade will then head north on Main Street, east onto Wisconsin Avenue and turn north at the roundabout to Fowler Lake Park.
At 5:30 p.m., food will be sold at Roosevelt Park until the fireworks display over Fowler Lake begins at dusk. Arriving early is recommended as parking lots fill up quickly.
Village of Oconomowoc Lake
The village will hold its fireworks display at dusk Sunday, July 4, on the northwest corner of Oconomowoc Lake, with a rain date scheduled for the following day. Sections of North Beach and West Beach roads will be closed for the display.
Fireworks will be launched from the southwest corner of Okauchee Lake at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 3. At 8:30 p.m., the Venetian Night Lighted Boat Parade will float along the lake.
The fireworks display is funded through donations. Organizers are asking those who attend to send donations to Okauchee Fireworks Fund, W353 N6220 Marina Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
Village of Pewaukee
The Fourth of July parade begins at 3 p.m., starting at the Pewaukee School District campus and winding through the downtown business district and past Lakefront Park to end at Village Park.
The parade will be followed by a show by the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club at 4:30 p.m. at the lakefront, live music by Boney Fingers from 7 to 9:15 p.m., and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. over the lake, all at Lakefront Park. Concessions will be available from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.
There are no events planned in the town of Ashippun, village of Chenequa, town of Delafield, village of Dousman, town of Genesee, town of Ixonia, town of Lisbon, village of Nashotah, town of Ottawa, village of Wales, town of Oconomowoc and the village of Summit.