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Friday, 30 June 2017 13:34

Area communities celebrate Independence Day

Written by  CSI Media Staff

Whitewater continues to party hearty at the Cravath Lakefront park through July 4, after having opened its celebration Friday.

The festival opens at noon Sunday, July 2; 5 p.m. Monday, July 3; and 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. The event includes a carnival, food and beverage vendors and live music daily. Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. Tuesday to close out the celebration.

The 33rd annual car and bike rally is held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. that day with the 10th annual Whippet City mile run taking off about 10 minutes before the parade. 

Monday music:

New Image, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ripple Effect, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Tuesday music:

Steve Meisner, polka, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Glenn Davis, blues, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cat’s Pajamas, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Other area communities will hold festivities for Independence Day.  Here's a local listing:


Fourth of July parade with staging at 11 a.m. July 4 at Lakeside Beach (northeast corner, Pell Lake) in Bloomfield. Starts at noon from Lakeside Beach, around Pell Lake to village hall. Fireworks over Pell Lake start at dusk. 262-903-0229.


The parade, sponsored by the American Legion, starts at 11 a.m. July 4 on Cambridge Street and proceeds to Winn Street before ending at Memorial School.

Firefighters dance begins at 2 p.m.  July 4 at Echo Park, Wisconsin Highway 36 (Milwaukee Avenue), Burlington. Lunch Money Bullies will perform from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fireworks will be displayed over the ChocolateFest grounds on Maryland Avenue at dusk. Contact the Burlington Fire Department for more information, 262-763-7842.


Let Freedom Ring Fourth of July celebration begins at 7 a.m. July 4 with a pancake breakfast at the fire station, 811 Ann St., Delavan.

The Carp-O-Rama — a free fishing derby for kids 15 and younger — takes place from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 4 at Lake Comus, North Terrace Street. Poles available on a first-come, first-served  basis. The parade begins at 3 p.m. July 4, from Sixth Street to Phoenix Park. There will be family and children’s activities from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Veterans Park, food and drink tents and live music.

Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns perform at 8:30 p.m. July 4 at the Phoenix Park Bandshell, 111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at Terrace Street/Lake Comus. 262-728-5585,


Independence Day celebration begins at 10 a.m. July 4. Capture the spirit of Independence Day in 19th century America through living history presentations and hands-activities for the entire family.

Help make ice cream or participate in a pie eating contest, games or the greased-pole contest.

The event is highlighted by an interactive parade at 4p.m. through the village at Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, 262-594-6301,

East Troy

The festival, hosted by the East Troy Lions Club, runs through July 2 with most events at the amusement park grounds, 3072 Graydon Ave.

The beer tent features live music.

The parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Kiddie pedal tractor pulls are held at 4 p.m. Sunday.

More information at


Fourth of July cookout from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Harbor Lawn at the Abbey Resort. Bounce house, two-person joust, inflatable slide, obstacle course, Shooting Stars basketball, soccer fever, face painting, temporary tattoos, Star-Spangled games and glow gear to light up the night. 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana, 262-275-6811,

Fireworks start at 10 p.m. at Fontana Beach.

Lake Geneva

The Frank Kresen American Legion Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting its  annual Independence Day parade and costume contest at 10 a.m. July 4. Participants should gather at Eastview Elementary School, 535 Sage St., Lake Geneva, at 9:30 a.m. The parade route will travel on Dodge Street from the Eastview parking lot north on Center Street and then up Henry Street to the Legion hall. In the event of rain, the parade will be canceled.


Fourth of July celebration from noon to 9 p.m. July 4 at Goodland Memorial Park, Sharon. Food, music and children’s activities.





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