2020 4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations in Northeast Wisconsin: What’s Going On and What’s Canceled

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Independence Day on July 4th is a time to enjoy some fun with the family to celebrate our freedom on our nation’s birthday. Festivals, celebrations, family friendly events, picnics, fireworks and more. Everyone wants to know … will the fireworks and fourth of July festivals be canceled this year? We will update this page as the information is available. If you have updates please email us at govalleykids@gmail.com.

General Notes & Tips for 2020 Fourth of July Festivals:

  • Large gathering and events are canceled
  • Practice social distancing from your car or home to enjoy fireworks
  • Masks are encouraged when 6 ft distance is not maintainable.

Read More: Festival Foods Appleton Fireworks for the Fourth of July is on!

Things to Do for the 4th of July, 2020

Festival Foods Appleton Fireworks

  • When: July 4, 2020, 9:45 pm
  • Where: Wisconsin International Raceway (WIR), W1460 CR-KK, Kaukauna
  • About: $5 car
  • festivalfireworks.com

Movie and Fourth of July Fireworks at the Ballpark

  • When: July 4, 2020
  • Where: Timber Rattlers Stadium, Grand Chute
  • About: The family-friendly movie, Sandlot will show on the stadium videoboard at 7:30 pm and will be followed by fireworks. There is a $15 charge for parking which includes up to 8 tickets for the movie and fireworks. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing and must be purchased in advance here: glitnirticketing.com
  • Check Facebook Event for updates.

Festival Foods Neenah Fireworks

  • When: July 4, 2020, 9:45 pm
  • Where: Fireworks released from Arrowhead Park to allow for viewing at home.
  • festivalfireworks.com

Booyah and the Festival Foods Fireworks

  • When: July 3, 2020 and July 4, 2020, 9:30 pm
  • Where: Fireworks will be held after the Green Bay Booyah Baseball game on both July 3 and July 4. Join the Green Bay Booyah with purchasing package tickets to enjoy food, drinks, baseball, live music and the Festival Foods Fireworks.
  • festivalfireworks.com

Road America Fire Fest July 4th Fireworks Show – SOLD OUT

  • When: Saturday, July 4, 2020, 7 – 11 pm
  • Where: Road America, N7390 Wi-67, Plymouth
  • About: Proceeds from the Fireworks Show will directly benefit the Sheboygan County Food Bank, Elkhart Lake Fire Department and Plymouth Fire Department. Admission is $20 per vehicle, available by advance purchase only.
  • Check Facebook Event for updates.

The Village of Bonduel Annual Fourth of July Parade

  • When: July 4, 2020, 11 am
  • Where:
    • Parade Starts: Bonduel High School, 400 W Green Bay St, Bonduel
    • Parade Ends: Village Park, Park St, Bonduel
  • About: Come check out Bonduel’s historical parade celebration starting at 11 am at the high school, located on West Green Bay Street. The parade proceeds east on Washington Street to Village Park.
  • villageofbonduel.com

Manitowoc Parade & Fireworks

  • When: July 4, 2020
  • Where: The parade will begin at the corner of S. 8th Street and Washington Street, proceed north on S. 8th Street, turn east onto Maritime Drive, and will finish near the Manitowoc Yacht Club, with parade take down/pick-up happening on Huron Street.
  • About: Parade begins at 10 am and lasts about an hour. Fireworks on the lakefront will begin at 9:30 pm.
  • manitowoc.org

Village of Winneconne Fireworks Over the Wolf River

  • When: July 4, 2020, 9:45 pm
  • Where: Fireworks are launched from north of the bridge over Wolf River in Winneconne on Main St. Public viewing areas including Lake Winneconne Park, Winneconne High School, and the Wolf River allow for socially distant viewing.
  • About: Fireworks begin around 9:45 pm and Annual Fireworks Raffle tickets are available for purchase.
  • Check Facebook Event for updates.

Annual City of New Berlin Fourth of July Family Festival

  • When: July 4, 2020
  • What: Reimagined Community Festival (No fireworks this year)
    • “United…That’s How We Roll” Reverse Parade.
    • Virtual 52K Challenge
    • Virtual Mini & Pet Parade
    • New Berlin Selfie Scavenger Hunt
    • The Great American Bake Off
  • About: The city of New Berlin will celebrate Independence Day in a new way for 2020!
  • newberlin.org

Canceled 4th of July Events for 2020

  • Generally these festivals do not allow carry-ins including NO food or beverages. The carnivals and food tents are normally fundraisers for the town or fire departments.
  • Pick up glow sticks at the dollar store for firework shows.
  • Plan for the weather. Pack mosquito spray and sunscreen!
  • Bring lawn chairs and blankets. We leave these in the car during the summer months.
  • Gear up in your red, white and blue!
  • Bring pajamas for easy car to bed transfer when you get home. Firework shows can end pretty late.
  • Sorry, leave your pets at home. No dogs allowed.

Appleton Area Jaycees Festival Foods Fireworks (Canceled)

  • Where: Appleton Memorial Park, 1620 E Witzke Blvd, Appleton
  • About: Head to Memorial Park in Appleton for the Fox Cities best firework display! Festivities begin at 4 pm and feature live music, children’s activities, food and beverages. Fireworks will begin approximately around 9:15 pm. Proceeds support the Appleton Area Jaycees’ Christmas shopping event for underprivileged children in the Fox Valley area.
  • appletonjaycees.com

Annual Oneida Pow Wow, Oneida (Canceled)

  • Where: Norbert Hill Center, N7210 Seminary Road Oneida, Wisconsin
  • About: The Oneida Pow-Wow is one of the largest powwows in the Midwest with traditional Native American music, dancing, and foods.
  • exploreoneida.com

Dale Fire & Rescue’s Annual Fireworks Celebration (Canceled)

  • Where:
    • Parade Start: Dale Gas & Oil, W9933 State Road 96, Dale
    • Parade End: Dale Town Hall, W9641 State Road 96, Dale
    • Carnival, Picnic & Live Music: Daufen Park, Dale
    • Fireworks: Dale Municipal Building, W9641 State Road 96, Dale
  • About: The Dale Fire & Rescue’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration kicks off with a Vintage Tractor and Car parade at 2 pm. Enjoy Big Top Amusements from 3 – 7 pm with carnival rides, snow cones, pie, ice cream, Theda Star Helicopter display, Gold Cross Ambulance display, bean bag tournament, kids raffles and more. Fireworks at dusk.
  • townofdale.org

Fremont Kiddie Parade & Fireworks (Canceled)

  • When: June 28, 2020
  • Where: Across from Hotel Fremont, 218 Wolf River Dr, Fremont
  • About: Fireworks will start around dusk and will be launched from a platform across from Hotel Fremont. No kiddie parade for 2020.
  • travelfremont.com

Hilbert Lions 4th of July Festival (Canceled)

Neenah/Menasha Community Fest (Canceled)

  • Where: various locations in the City of Menasha and the City of Neenah including:
    • Curtis Reed Square, Menasha
    • Shattuck Park, Neenah
    • Riverside Park, Neenah
    • Downtown Neenah
    • Downtown Menasha
  • About: Community Fest is an annual Independence Day celebration co-sponsored by the cities of Neenah and Menasha.
  • nmcommunityfest.org

The Village of Bonduel Fireworks (Canceled)

Downtown Fire over the Fox & Festival Foods Fireworks (Canceled)

Sturgeon Bay Celebrates (Canceled)

Fond du Lac Symphonic Band Americana Concert & Fireworks (Canceled)

  • Where: Lakeside Park, 555 N Park Ave, Fond du Lac
  • fdl.com

New London 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks (Canceled)

Townsend 4th of July Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza (Canceled)

  • When: Scheduled July 4, 2020
  • Where: Townsend Ball Park
  • About: A beautiful firework display at dusk.
  • lakewoodwisconsin.org

Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra & Festival Foods Fireworks (Canceled)

Mid-Western Rodeo, Manawa (Canceled)

  • Where: Rodeo Grounds Hoffmann Memorial Park, E5888 County Rd B, Manawa, WI
  • manawarodeo.org

Fireworks will also be in Winneconne, Two Rivers, Kohler, Washington Island, Waupaca & Crivitz.


Where is your family’s favorite place to see fireworks on the fourth? Let us know in the comments below! Happy Fourth!

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