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Area Fourth of July celebration schedules

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Gazette staff
June 28, 2012
Beloit: The annual Patriotic Pops on the Rock concert featuring the Beloit-Janesville Symphony will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the Harry Moore Pavilion in Riverside Park on Highway 51. Fireworks will follow. Free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call (608) 365-4838 or visitbeloit.com.
Brodhead: The annual Fourth of July parade starts at noon Wednesday, July 4, at 11th Street on West 3rd Avenue and ends at County E. Fireworks are at dusk at the south end of town.
City of Delavan: Celebration runs from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Veterans' Memorial Park and various downtown locations. The day begins with a pancake breakfast at the Delavan Fire Station, 811 Ann St. Other events include a carp-o-rama, canoe regatta, sand castle competition and a beach volleyball tournament, all at Lake Comus.

The parade starts at 3 p.m. near Seventh Street and ends at Veterans' Memorial Park. A carnival and dance are also part of the celebration. Food and drink will be for sale throughout the day.


Town of Delavan: Events run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Community Park off of Highway 50.

The day begins with a cardboard boat race in Delavan Lake and ends with fireworks. Other events include a horseshoe tournament, bingo, a variety of children's activities and a dance with the Stateline Playboys. Food and drink will be for sale throughout the day.


East Troy: The Lions Club Fourth of July Festival runs Thursday, June 28, through Sunday, July 1, at Amusement Park, 3072 Graydon Ave. East Troy Lions. Friday events include a garden tractor pull. Saturday is the kiddie parade, truck and tractor pull, car show, wrist wrestling, softball tournament and fireworks at dusk (no rain date). Sunday is the Proud to be an American parade at 1 p.m.
Edgerton: The Lions Fourth of July celebration at Race Track Park is Wednesday, July 4.

It features live bands, a truck pull, horseshoe pitching tournament, horse pulling, car show, home talent baseball game, live bands, family entertainment, food and refreshments and fireworks at dusk.


Elkhorn: The Star Spangled Celebration will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Sunset Park on Devendorf Street. The Holton Bank concert is at 6:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk.
Fontana: The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., on Wednesday, July 4, is offering live music and children's activities.

Fireworks are at dusk at the Fontana lakefront.


Evansville: The city's five-day celebration begins Friday, June 29, and runs through Sunday, July 1, then again Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4, at Lake Leota Park.

Activities include a co-ed softball tournament, live music, beer tent, ice cream social Friday night, fireworks Friday and Wednesday nights, a farmers market Saturday morning, garden tractor pull Saturday afternoon, recycled regatta and car show Sunday, Evansville Idol on Sunday afternoon, Home Talent baseball Sunday and Wednesday nights, kickball tournament and pool party Tuesday night. For a complete schedule, go online to evansville-wi.net/#july 4 or call (608) 882-0598.


Janesville: Independence Day on the Rock, coordinated and hosted by the Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team, begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Traxler Park, 600 N. Main St., Janesville.

The beer tent and food fair plus inflatable bounce house start at 1 p.m. The Anything that Floats contest starts at 2 p.m. and the Janesville Idol contest starts at 4 p.m. (sign up at Aqua Jays stage at 3 p.m.).


The Rock Aqua Jays water ski show will begin at 7 p.m. and the raffle drawing will be at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Spin Cycle will provide live musical entertainment in the beer tent at 5:30 p.m. and after the ski show.


Lake Geneva: The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on Tuesday, July 3, is hosting an event with arts and crafts, face painting, caricaturist, balloon artist, bounce house, picnic foods, 5K run/walk, water ski show and a fireworks display at dusk. The resort is partnering with the Lake Geneva Food Pantry by asking each attendee to the fireworks show to donate two nonperishable food items.

Geneva National Golf Club, 1221 Geneva National Avenue South, from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, is hosting a traditional holiday barbecue picnic in the pavilion with inflatable games and more on the driving range. Fireworks start around 9:15 p.m.


Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 Highway 50, on Wednesday, July 4, is hosting a picnic, bounce house, games, live entertainment and fireworks at 9 p.m.


Milton: The community Fourth of July celebration is Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 3, through Wednesday, July 4.

Every day includes a carnival, beer tent and Taste of Milton at Schilberg Park.


Friday includes a beanbag tournament at 6 p.m., softball at 7 p.m., and Milton Mayhem football at 8 p.m.


Saturday features a kickball tournament at noon.


Wednesday has the parade at 1 p.m., helicopter rides from 2 to 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.


More details are available online at milton4th.com.
Sharon: The annual Fourth of July celebration from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. The day includes a carnival with rides and games, karaoke, face painting and other kids activities. The Lions Club is holding a corn roast, and there will be a beer tent with live polka music. The Summertime Fun parade starts at 11 a.m. and winds its way through downtown. Fireworks start at dusk.
Whitewater: The Fourth of July Festival is Friday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 4.

-- Friday: The midway, food vendors and American Legion beer tent open at 5 p.m. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks are at 10 p.m.


-- Saturday: The festival opens at noon. The Minneiska Ski Show is at noon on Cravath Lake. A children's petting zoo is open noon to 4 p.m. Live music starts at 2 p.m. Fireworks are at 10 p.m.


-- Sunday: The festival opens at noon. The Minneiska Ski Show is at noon on Cravath Lake. Live music at 1 p.m.


-- Monday: Carnival from 5 to 11 p.m.


-- Tuesday: Festival opens at 5 p.m. Live music starts at 6 p.m.


-- Wednesday: Car show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Whippet City mile run at 9:45 a.m., parade at 10 a.m., festival opens at 10 a.m., ski show at noon, live music starts at 1:30 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.


More details are available online at ww4th.com.

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