Fourth of July celebrations will kick off across the North this Sunday with St. Germain’s fireworks display and a celebration in town organized by the St. Germain Committee LLC. 

The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at the park located next to the St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce building at 473 Highway 70. Festivities will go until 3 p.m. 

Music, free food and refreshments will be available for attendees while supplies last. Children will be able to take home bags of candy and enjoy free activities as well. 

Organizers ask those who attend by bike, ATV or vehicle to decorate their transportation with an  Independence Day theme.

According to Jack Bourgeois of the St. Germain ATV Club, a procession is planned by the Soldiers on Sleds organization starting at 11:30 a.m. Those who would like to decorate their ATV or UTV can assemble in the St. Germain Community Center parking area.

The route will travel from the community center to the Yamaha Grant Trail access at Cemetery Drive to Holiday Drive led by the Soldiers on Sleds UTV. Riders will then proceed back on Sunrise Lane to Christmas Tree Lane and back to Yamaha Grant Trail, cross Highway 70 and head back to the community center parking area, Bourgeois said.

Bourgeois also noted that the procession is not a St. Germain ATV Club-sponsored event.

Parking for the community event is available behind the chamber building or across the street in the old Red Brick Schoolhouse parking lot. Attendees are asked to be considerate and not park in business parking lots. 

Donations are appreciated and all net profits will be donated to the town of St. Germain for its fireworks display.

St. Germain’s fireworks will be shot off at dusk near the north pavilion of the community park. Attendees should remain in or near their cars and practice social distancing during the show. 

Those attending the fireworks also should take along their own seating, food and beverages.  

For more information contact the St. Germain chamber at (715) 477-2205. 



July 4 festivities


Three Lakes — The 21st annual Venetian Boat Parade will be held Friday, July 3, at 9 p.m. in Three Lakes.

The ride will start at the channel between Little Fork and Big Fork lakes. This year the parade will go around the lake in a counter-clockwise direction. 

Organizers of the event said everyone is welcome to decorate a boat and participate, or come by boat and view the parade.

For more information, call John at (920) 901-2472 or Ken at (608) 438-5051.

Three Lakes also will put on a fireworks show July 4 at dusk. Fireworks will take place at Don Burnside Park. Attendees are encouraged to practice social distancing and remain in or near their vehicles during the display.

For information on fireworks, contact the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce at (715) 546-3344 or info@threelakes.com.

Phelps — A boat parade will take place on North Twin Lake July 4 at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks over the lake at dusk. 

The parade will start at Millerville Lane boat landing, travel along the shoreline, and end at Dublin Sports Bar and Grill. Spectators can view the parade from multiple locations along the lake. 

For more details, call the chamber at (715) 545-3800.

Boulder Junction — Fireworks will be displayed July 4 at 10 p.m. at the Boulder Junction Airport. Fireworks are easily accessible and can be viewed from the airport and by boat on Boulder Lake. Gates will open at 8 p.m. and cars will be parked with generous spacing to allow social distancing. 

Contact the chamber at (715) 385-2400 for more information.



Canceled events

Parades and other events celebrating the Fourth of July have been canceled in some towns. 

Confirmed cancellations include the Eagle River parade, Party in the Street and fireworks display; Three Lakes parade; Land O’ Lakes parade, fireworks and Three Bear 5K run; Sayner annual chicken barbecue, parade and fireworks; Boulder Junction parade and chicken barbecue; and Conover parade, pancake breakfast, and Picnic in the Park.

For the safety of all attendees, social distancing is encouraged at all events.

For the most up-to-date information on each town’s events, contact the respective chamber of commerce.