Area communities will celebrate July Fourth with parades, music and fireworks.
The annual Hometown Day Parade in downtown Waupaca will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on the north end of Main Street and travel south to Lake Street.
Trinity Lutheran Church will sponsor a float in the parade for a food drive.
Those who go to the parade are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items.
Monetary donations will also be accepted.
Cub Scout Pack 3634 will walk the parade route and collect the food.
The donations will benefit the Waupaca Area Food Pantry.
After the parade, Waupaca’s Knights of Columbus will have its annual chicken barbecue in South Park.
Its popcorn wagon will also be in the park after the parade and during the fireworks show, serving soda, nachos, popcorn and cotton candy.
The Chain Skiers will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Rainbow Lake, behind the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
The fireworks show is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. over Shadow Lake at South Park.
Tune into WDUX-FM 92.7 for patriotic music during the fireworks.
New London Parks and Recreation’s annual Fourth of July festivities will return to Hatten Stadium on Thursday, July 4.
New this year is a corn hole tournament, which will begin at 4 p.m. Registration will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Children’s activities will begin at 7 p.m.
Fireworks will shoot off at 9:45 p.m.
The Hatten Stadium Foundation will serve food throughout the night.
The Clintonville A’s will hold their annual fireworks show on Wednesday, July 3, at W.A. Olen Park.
Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with food, drinks, entertainment and raffle prizes.
Fireworks will start at dusk.
Iola’s celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 3.
The event will kick off with a youth baseball game at 5:30 p.m., at Taylor Field.
The field is located on Water Street.
That game will be followed by the battle for the axe between the Iola and Scandinavia fire departments.
The local band “Wilhelm” will then play on the field prior to the lights going off.
The fireworks will begin at dusk, with DJ “King of Sound” Rick Ertl playing patriotic music before and during the fireworks.
The rain date is Sunday, July 7.
Manawa will also have fireworks on Thursday, July 4.
The show will begin at 10 p.m. at Hoffmann Memorial Park, located at E5888 County Trunk B, Manawa.
The Manawa Rodeo Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6.
The parade route will travel on Fourth, Grove, Union, Bridge and Depot streets, before ending at the Mid-Western Rodeo grounds.
The city of Weyauwega’s celebration will be on Wednesday, July 3, at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds.
There will be bounce houses for children and a DJ playing music.
The Waupaca County Fair will have a concession stand.
The bounce houses, music and food will be set up by 7 p.m.
The fireworks will begin at dusk.
Fremont’s celebration will include a Webfooters Water Ski Show and fireworks on Sunday, June 30, and a Kiddie Parade on Thursday, July 4.
The Webfooters show will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30.
It typically begins with the futures show followed by the main show, with a brief intermission.
Every Webfooters show is free to the public, with concessions offered as well.
After the show, all are invited to stay for Fremont’s fireworks.
They will begin at dusk, being launched from a platform across the Wolf River from Hotel Fremont.
People are invited to watch the fireworks show from the land or water.
The annual Kiddie Parade will take place on Thursday, July 4.
It is open to children of all ages, with prizes for groups and individuals.
The Fremont-Wolf River Fire Department is the sponsor.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m., in the parking lot across from Premier Bank.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m.
After the parade, there will be free hotdogs and soda for the children.
Cloverleaf Lakes in Belle Plaine will host its fireworks show and festivities on Saturday, July 6.
The kiddie parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the boat landing on Highway Y.
The boat parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. People may bring their decorated boat to the north side of Pine Lake to line up and register.
The boat parade will have a “movies” theme.
Attendees can judge the boat parade by texting “BOAT2019” to the number 555888. People will then get choices of boats to vote.
The town of Dale will hold its fireworks show on Saturday, June 29.
The parade and the tractor and car show will begin at 2 p.m. at Dale Town Hall. All floats, tractors and vintage vehicles are welcome to participate. Awards will be handed out at 5 p.m.
The fireworks will begin at dusk.