Celebrate the 4th Up North

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff

July 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 at news@northwoodsnews.com to be featured on our Facebook page!



July 3rd Celebration

July 3, 2021

Land O Lakes – Gateway Lodge

12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Celebrate July 3rd with food, drinks and live music at the Gateway Lodge. Bring a lawn chair and watch the fireworks from the best seat in town.


4th of July Parades

9:00 am – Three Lakes

11:00 am – Eagle River and Rhinelander

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

7:00 pm – Phelps Boat Parade


4th of July Celebrations

Star-Spangled Jubilee

July 4, 2021

Boulder Junction – Downtown

Parade down Main Street beginning at Noon, with Lions Club food tent from 10:30 am to Noon.

Fireworks display at 10:00 pm at the Boulder Junction Airport.


Independence Day Parade, Picnic in the Park, & Water Ski Show

July 4, 2021

Conover – Downtown

1:00 pm 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.


Party in the Street

July 4, 2021

Eagle River – Downtown

10:00 am to 3:00pm

Enjoy live music, an expanded beer garden to fund the fireworks, burgers, and brats (United Way Benefit), American Legion Corn on the Cob, activities for the kids (bounce house, face painting, and more) and of course the spectacular Eagle River Parade featuring over 80 entrants and specialty floats.




Manitowish Waters 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2021

Manitowish Waters – Downtown

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Arts and crafts fair, raffles, giant game tent and prizes, Lions-sponsored beverages, Brat Feed, airplane display and rides (weather permitting).

Skiing Skeeters water ski show held at Rest Lake Park, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Manitowish Waters Fire Company-sponsored fireworks at dusk over Rest Lake.


Mercer July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2021

Mercer – Carow Park

8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Fun for the whole family.

Parade, food, beverages, and fun in the park.

Ending the day with fireworks at dusk. 


Minocqua 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2021

Minocqua – Downtown

3:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrations start with a kiddie parade, a military flyover followed by the main parade, Min-Aqua Bats Waterski show, and end with fireworks over Lake Minocqua at Torpy Park.


Phelps 4th of July Festival

July 4, 2021

Phelps – Downtown

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Second Annual Boat Parade begins at 7:00 pm. Community members, organizations and visitors are invited to decorate their boat and join the parade! The parade route starts at the Millerville Lane Boat Landing (just off Hwy 17 in Phelps) and traverses along the shoreline through downtown Phelps and ends at Dublin Sports Bar and Grill. At the end of the boat parade participants are encouraged to stay on the lake and enjoy the wonderful fireworks display. Spectators will be able to view the parade from multiple locations along the lake.

Registration through the Phelps Chamber of Commerce is appreciated.

Fireworks begin at dusk over North Twin Lake. Watch from shore or from your boat!


Rhinelander 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

July 4, 2021

10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Rhinelander – Brown Street

This year’s theme is: “Remember: United We Stand.”

Kiddie Parade at 10:00 am, Firecracker 1K Run at 10:30 am, with the main parade at 11:00 am, and fireworks starting at dusk (around 9:30 pm).


4th of July in Three Lakes

July 4, 2021

Three Lakes – Downtown

7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Start the day at the Three Lakes High School with the Lions Club for a Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.

The Lions Club parade will begin at 9:00 am and several downtown businesses sell food and refreshments before and during the parade.

After the parade, everyone is invited to Don Burnside Park where the party continues with a variety of food and flea market vendors, many supporting local organizations from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Fireworks at dusk at Don Burnside Park.


4th of July Tomahawk Pow Wow Days

July 4, 2021

Tomahawk – Main Street

9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Tomahawk Lion’s Club will be serving food and refreshments – Main Street, 9:00 am

Leo’s Popcorn Stand – Main Street, 10:00 am

Lion’s Chicken Barbeque – Main Street, 10:00 am

Parade – Main Street, 1:00 pm

Tomahawk Fire Department Water Demonstration – Main Street (After Parade)

Lion’s Pow Wow Days Raffle Drawing – Main Street, 3:00 pm

Water Ski Show – Kwahamot Bay, by The Bridge Inn, 8:00 pm

Fireworks at Dusk – Sara Park or Kwahamot Bay