Wisconsin’s 4th of July Parades

Wisconsin knows a thing or two about keeping – and creating – great traditions. Join the fun at any of these 4th of July parades, and you’ll see just what we mean:

Eagle River’s parade features over 60 floats and a healthy dose of Northwoods fun.

WHEN: 11am, July 4th, 2013
WHERE: Wall Street, from Silver Lake Street to Railroad Street 
FUN FOURTH FACT: Eagle River was named for the bald eagles often spotted in the area – who better to spend the 4th of July with? 
STICK AROUND FOR: Fireworks at dusk over the Hi-Pines Campground on Highway 45. 

In the Augusta Bean and Bacon Days Grand Parade, over 150 entrants compete for prizes in categories including Float, Tractor, Comedy, and Horse & Rider. 

WHEN: 1:30pm, July 7th, 2013 
WHERE: Lincoln Street, from Lafayette Street to Water Street, taking a right to finish outside the Augusta Area Nursing Home so that residents can share in the fun. 
FUN FOURTH FACT: The unusual name of this patriotic festival was inspired by the town’s main industry, the Bush Brothers baked beans plant.
STICK AROUND FOR: The pie and ice cream social at the Augusta United Methodist Church on Brown Street, immediately following the parade. 

Egg Harbor’s 4th of July parade has been voted the best in Door County.

WHEN: 1:30 pm, July 4th, 2013.
WHERE: South along Hwy 42 from Hwy E to Hwy T.
FUN FOURTH FACT: In 2010, Egg Harbor was selected one of the Top Ten Coolest Small Towns in America by Budget Travel magazine.
STICK AROUND FOR: Live music from 2-5pm, with the 6 Figures Band (Rock & Country) as part of Egg Harbor's Concert in the Park series. 

The Old World Wisconsin open-air museum in Eagle has its own old-world Independence Day celebrations, including a traditional parade.

WHEN: 10am-5pm, July 4th, 2013 
WHERE: The Crossroads Village, Old World Wisconsin
FUN FOURTH FACT: Old World Wisconsin opened in 1976, America’s Bicentennial. 
STICK AROUND FOR: Exploring Old World Wisconsin! In honor of the day, we suggest you start with the Yankee Area. An all-day tram pass is included with your ticket. 
TICKETS: Adults $16; children 5-17 $9; children under 5 free; students and senior citizens $14; family ticket $43. 

Racine’s Fourth Fest Parade is the Midwest’s largest 4th of July parade. 

WHEN: 8:30am pre-parade (emergency and military vehicles, classic cars, farm equipment, and the like), 9am parade, July 4th, 2013
WHERE: Main Street, from Goold Street to 14th Street, then west on 14th Street to the Golden Rondelle Theater.
FUN FOURTH FACT:  In USA Today’s 2008 list of the top 10 places to spend Independence Day, Racine came second only to Washington D.C.
STICK AROUND FOR: Fireworks at dusk over the lake at North Pier. 
PSSST: Arrive early! People start claiming their spots along the route at 5am. 

For more Wisconsin fun on the 4th, read on.

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