Celebrating the 4th
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Grand Geneva during last year’s display. Terry Mayer file photo.
WALWORTH COUNTY--Area communities celebrate the Fourth of July with parades, musical entertainment and fireworks. Because the Fourth is on a Wednesday, the events begin this weekend and stretch into next week.
July 4: Fireworks begin at dusk over Echo Lake, 589 Milwaukee Ave.
Town of Delavan
June 30: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Community Park, Wisconsin Highway 50 and South Shore Drive. Free parking. Food concession (brats, burgers, roasted corn and beverages), horseshoe tournament, bingo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., cardboard boat races, children’s activities (balloon clown, face painting and magic show), Stateline Boys Band at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Call (262) 740-2335.
July 4: Let Freedom Ring celebration, Walworth Avenue in downtown Delavan, featuring a parade at 3 p.m., food, games, fireworks. (262) 728-5095, www.delavanwi.org
June 28-July 1, Amusement Park, 3072 Graydon Ave. East Troy Lions Club’s 75th annual celebration with carnival, beer tent and live bands (Hoi Polloi, Mount Olive, Genos Gypsies, Love Monkeys, Tim Castle and Young Southern). Garden tractor pulls June 29. Kiddie parade, truck and tractor pull, 11th annual car show, wrist wrestling and softball tournament June 30, with fireworks at dark (no rain date). Proud to be an American parade at 1 p.m. July 1.
June 29: Star Spangled Celebration, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunset Park, Devendorf St. Holton Band concert, fireworks at dusk. Food and drinks available. Call (262) 723-5788 or visit www.elkhorn-wi.org
July 4: Fireworks at dusk at the Fontana lakefront. Visit www.genevalakewest.com for more information.
July 3: All-day event, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Wisconsin Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 12. Grand Geneva is partnering with the Lake Geneva Food Pantry by asking each attendee of the fireworks show to donate two nonperishable items. Activities include arts and crafts, face painting, caricaturist, balloon artist, bounce house, picnic foods, Embers Terrace dinner event, 5K run/walk, water ski show. Fireworks at dusk. www.grandgeneva.com
July 4: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Traditional holiday barbecue picnic in pavilion, inflatable games and more on the driving range. Fireworks start around 9:15 p.m., 1221 Geneva National Ave. South, Lake Geneva. For more information, call (262) 245-7046 or go to www.genevanationalresort.com.
July 7 (rain date July 8): Lauderdale Lakes Aqua Skiers holiday show, 6 p.m. in Don Jean Bay, fireworks at sunset also in Don Jean Bay. Hundreds of viewers watch via boats, but others may park and view it from Lauderdale Lakes Country Club golf course. Go to the Lauderdale Lakes Lake Management District website at www.lllmd.org for more information.
July 3: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Goodland Park, beer garden, deejay and karaoke, carnival.
July 4: 9 a.m. Big Wheel races, 11 a.m. parade (rain or shine). Other activities with carnival and food after the parade, also at Goodland Park. Fireworks at dusk.
Village of Spring Grove, Ill.
July 4: Parade at noon, deejay from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Bloodline Blues to perform afterwards, fireworks at dusk, Horse Fair Park. Visit www.springgrovevillage.com for details.
June 29: Festival opens at 5 p.m., live music starts at 5:30 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.
June 30: Festival opens at noon, Minneiska ski show on Cravath Lake at noon, noon to 4 p.m. petting zoo, live music starts at 2 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.
July 1: Festival starts at noon, Minneiska ski show on Cravath Lake at noon, live music at 1 p.m. Miss Whitewater Festival pageant (salute to armed forces).
July 2: Carnival only, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
July 3: Festival opens at 5 p.m., live music starts at 6 p.m.
July 4: 28th annual car show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 9:45 a.m. Whippet City mile run, 10 a.m. parade, festival opens at 10 a.m., ski show at noon, live music starts at 1:30 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.