Celebrate Independence Day by joining the fun on July 4, 2018 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 by the Air National Guard of the Midwest. The concert will showcase a full military concert band, large jazz band, and rock band to provide interest to all attending prior to the fireworks show. 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.
The road closure for the parade starts at 3 pm and goes until approximately 5:30 pm. During this time, all those parked on the Island, west of Oneida Street, will be unable to exit the island until the conclusion of the parade. If there is a medical emergency that arises and you need medical attention during this time, please locate a police officer or security personnel and an ambulance will be sent to your location. As in past years, there will be a free shuttle from LUHS on the north-side, and BuildersFirstSource (formerly ProBuild) on the south-side running from noon to midnight.