Celebrate the 4th Up North

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff

July 4th is just around the corner, and that means the Northwoods is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day!

Our staff has compiled a list of all the festivities taking place in the Northwoods this Independence Day weekend. We wish you a fun and safe holiday.

Send us your best red, white and blue pride pictures to news@northwoodsnews.com and be featured on our Facebook page!


5th annual Forest County Festival July 1st thru July 3rd
Three days of fun. Free admission. Free carnival rides. Free fireworks and a demolition derby on July 2nd. Camp Crandon will also be open for weekend camping.

The Crandon International Off Road Raceway is making family fun affordable thanks to their partnership with the Forest County Potawatomi. Come one. Come all!




July 2nd Celebrations

Post Lake Fireworks with Music by Quarry Road
5:00 pm
Sunset View Resort & Tavern
Fireworks by the Post Lake Improvement Association shoot off directly in front of Sunset View Resort & Tavern, Food Truck, Beer Tents and music by Quarry Road.


July 3rd Celebrations

Post Lake Boat Parade
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Fischer Sunset View Resort
The Boat Parade will begin at Sunset View Resort at 1:00 pm and proceed to Twin Oaks Resort. Dress up your boats and yourself for this entertaining event, or just come along for the ride!


Land O’ Lakes Fireworks Show – Gateway Lodge
5:30 to 11:00 pm

5:30 pm Gates open for tailgating and pre-fireworks fun!
10:15 pm The best Fireworks Show in the Northwoods (sponsored by the Phelps/Land O’ Lakes Lions Club)

Gateway Lodge July 3rd Party
6:00 pm to Midnight, at the Gateway Lodge
Food and Drinks will be available outside in the courtyard located off of the restaurant. Music by The Influence 8:00 pm to midnight. They play everything from Chuck Berry, to the Doors, to U2, to Johnny Cash! Please bring your own chair to listen to the music. Stick around to watch the fireworks from the best seats in town!


4th of July Parades

9:00 am – Three Lakes
10:30 am – Eagle River
11:00 am – Rhinelander and Mercer
12:00 pm – Boulder Junction and Land O’ Lakes
1:00 pm – Conover, Manitowish Waters and Tomahawk
3:00 pm – Sayner and Phelps
4:00 pm – Minocqua
6:00 pm – Phelps Boat Parade

4th of July Celebrations

Star-Spangled Jubilee
July 4, 2022
Boulder Junction – Downtown
Noon to 11:00 pm
Enjoy a parade down Main Street beginning at 12:00 pm, with Lions Club food tent from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Fireworks display at dusk at the Boulder Junction Airport.

Conover Independence Day Parade, Picnic in the Park & Water Ski Show
July 4, 2022
1:00 to 7:00 pm
Enjoy the parade and then head to Conover Town Park for the picnic.
There will be food, refreshments, music, games for kids, and a dunk tank.
End your day with a festive Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show.
Parade: 1:00 pm on Town Road
Picnic: 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Conover Town Park
Water Ski Show: 7:00 pm at Lake Pleasant

Eagle River Party in the Street
July 4, 2022
9:30 am to 9:45 pm
Enjoy live music, food, a beer garden to fund the fireworks and kids’ activities including face painting. Celebrate our Nation’s freedom and Eagle River’s hometown pride by taking in our spectacular parade with over 60 entrants including many specialty floats at 10:30 am.
Enjoy the special Fourth of July water ski show starting at 7:00 pm. Then watch the colorful fireworks shot high in the sky over the Vilas County Fairgrounds at dusk to 9:45 pm.

Manitowish Waters 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2022
8:00 am to 9:45 pm
It’s so good, we wait all year for it! Manitowish Waters has one of the most exciting and patriotic Independence Day celebrations in the region. Make your plans now, and fill your day with red, white, and blue!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Activities at the Community Center: Giant kids’ game tent, Arts & Crafts vendors, Trout fishing pond, Food & drinks, Live music and so much more!
1:00 pm – Parade through downtown Manitowish Waters
3:00 pm – Boat Parade at Greer’s Pier Marina
3:00 to 6:00 pm – Music in the Park, July 4th special, Koller Park
7:00 pm – Manitowish Waters Skiing Skeeter Show, Rest Lake Park
9:45 pm – Fireworks over Rest Lake

Mercer July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2022
10:00 am to Dusk
Downtown Mercer
Parade at 11:00 am through Downtown Mercer along HWY 51
2:00 pm: Fun at the Park – Carow Park
Dusk: Fireworks

Minocqua 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2022
3:45 pm to Dusk
Kiddie Parade – 3:45 pm- meet in front of Redman Realty
Vintage Military Plane Flyover – 4:00 pm- Downtown Minocqua
Parade – 4:00 pm- Downtown Minocqua
Min-Aqua Bats Show – 7:00 pm- Aqua Bowl
Fireworks over Lake Minocqua
Presented by the Town of Minocqua & Let’s Minocqua
Dark- Torpy Park

4th of July Celebration in Phelps!
July 4, 2022
2:30 to 11:00 pm
2:30 to 5:30pm – Live Music by Forrest Pike Band
3:00 pm – Grand Parade
6:00 pm – Boat Parade
7:00 to 10:00 pm – Live music by Rebel Jane
10:00 pm – Fireworks over North Twin Lake
The Phelps 4th of July festivities kick off with a lively and fun-filled parade starting at 3:00 pm and running right through the main street of this picture-perfect town. You never know what imaginative floats and colorful characters you might see in the Phelps parade! Kids love the treats they collect!
The fun continues with the 3rd Annual Boat Parade on North Twin Lake at 6:00 pm.
Finish off the 4th of July celebration with oohs and aahs as the Phelps Fire Department puts on their phenomenal fireworks show, the best in the Northwoods! Watch the fireworks from the comfort of your boat or grab your lawn chairs and blankets on the shore. You can’t ask for a better backdrop than the natural beauty of North Twin Lake, or a better ending to a fun 4th of July celebration!

Rhinelander 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
July 4, 2022
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
The Annual 4th of July Parade will be held in Downtown Rhinelander, and this year’s theme is “Rally Around the Flag”.
The Kiddie Parade begins at 10:00 am on Brown Street, and the Main Parade begins at 11:00 am. Kids will find there’s plenty of candy to catch on the route, and the floats will entertain parade lovers of all ages.
The Fireworks at Hodag Park will start at dusk (around 9:30 pm).

Sayner 4th of July
July 4, 2022
Noon to 10:30 pm
Held throughout the Sayner area, with events in the in the park (Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chicken BBQ serving Noon to 4:00 pm, Parade on Main Street at 3:00 pm, Plum Ski-ters show on Plum Lake 7:00 pm and fireworks at dusk.

Three Lakes 4th of July
July 4, 2022
7:00 am to Dusk
7:00 am Pancake Breakfast
9:00 am Parade
9:00 am Used Book Sale
10:00 am Party in the Park
Fireworks at dusk.

Tomahawk Pow Wow Days
July 4, 2022
8:30 am to Dusk
Tomahawk – Main Street
5K/10K Races begin at 8:30 am – Veteran’s Memorial Park
Fun Run begins at 9:00 am – Veteran’s Memorial Park
Children’s Races begin at 10:30 am – Veteran’s Memorial Park
Lions Chicken Barbeque begins at 10:00 am – Main Street
Lions serving food and refreshments at 11:00 am – Main Street
Vaccine tent from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – by the food stand area on Main Street
Parade begins at 1:00 pm – Starting at St. Mary’s, finishing down Main Street
Tomahawk Fire Department Water Demonstration – Main Street (After Parade)
Lion’s POW WOW Days Raffle Drawing at 3:00 pm – Main Street
Water Ski Show at 8:00 pm – Kwahamot Bay
Fireworks at Dusk – Sara Park or Kwahamot Bay