Fourth Festivities You Need to Know About: Feasts, Fireworks, and Free Family Fun

The Fourth of July in Northern Wisconsin is a magical time, when the tranquil beauty of our lakes and forests meets the vibrant energy of Independence Day. Like you, we are passionate about this Northwoods community, always seizing opportunities to gather. Consider this blog your resident guide for the Fourth, with fireworks displays and area festivities to help you make the most of this summer celebration.

Tomahawk: Lake Alice Fireworks and More

Tomahawk’s Independence Day celebration is nothing short of spectacular. The festivities kick off with a traditional parade through downtown featuring floats, marching bands, and local business promotions. The highlight, however, is the fireworks display over Lake Alice. Gather with family and friends along the shoreline or take to the water in your boat for a front-row seat to the dazzling show. Don’t forget to stop by Veterans Memorial Park for live music, food vendors, and kids’ activities throughout the day.

Rhinelander: Boom Lake Bash

Rhinelander’s Boom Lake is the place to be for the Fourth of July. The day starts with the Hodag Run for Your Life, a family-friendly 5K and 10K race. Afterward, head to Hodag Park for an afternoon of fun, including craft fair, live music, and delicious local eats. As dusk falls, find a spot near the lake for the fireworks extravaganza. The reflections off Boom Lake magnify the experience, making it a perfect opportunity to create summer memories with loved ones.

Minocqua: Island City Celebration

Minocqua, known as the Island City, offers a fantastic Fourth of July celebration that spans the whole day. The Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Show is a must-see, showcasing impressive stunts and choreography on Lake Minocqua. The parade through downtown is a beloved tradition, with colorful floats and enthusiastic participants. As evening approaches, set up a picnic at Torpy Park for live music and a festive atmosphere, ending with the grand finale fireworks display over Lake Minocqua.

Exploring the Surrounding Areas

The Northwoods is dotted with charming towns and hidden gems that host lively Independence Day events. Check out the festivities in Three Lakes, where the day’s events include a parade, a party in Cy Williams Park, and fireworks display over Maple Lake. In Eagle River, the Fourth of July Celebration also features a parade, plus live music and fireworks over the Chain of Lakes.

Whether you’re a local or visiting our beautiful region for the first time, Independence Day in Northern Wisconsin is an experience like no other. We hope you’ll join us to embrace the beauty, community, and excitement of the Northwoods this Independence Day and make memories that will last a lifetime.