Celebrate Independence Day by joining the fun on July 4, 2017 in downtown Minocqua. The chairs start lining the shady side of Oneida Street at 6 am in anticipation of the afternoon parade. Save your seat and spend the rest of the morning and early afternoon shopping & visiting our downtown stores & restaurants. Be back in your space early for the kiddie parade. The kiddie parade starts at 3:45 pm and pre-registration is not required. Children should gather on the sidewalk near Redman Realty (corner of Park Street West and Hwy. 51 South) by 3:15 pm on the 4th of July. All bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers may be decorated in red, white and blue. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the kiddie parade. After the parade, bring a blanket or lawn chair and head to Torpy Park for a free musical performance at 5:30 pm. The Min-Aqua Bats will perform a special show for the July 4th crowd beginning at 7 pm at the Aqua Bowl on Lake Minocqua. The group has provided free, thrilling water ski shows for over 50 years each summer. After watching the parade and the water ski show, head to your favorite firework viewing area on land or water and settle in for the remainder of the night. Just remember ~ if you can see the blue water tower in downtown Minocqua – you will see the fireworks.