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4th of July in the Fox Cities


Celebrating the anniversary of our country's independence is a great American tradition. With fun, family-friendly activities and festivals including fireworks, parades, music, food and more, the Fox Cities truly has it all!  Here is your guide to some notable celebrations in our area. Have a safe and happy fourth!


Appleton 4th of July Celebration
July 3rd - Appleton Memorial Park

Fun activities for the whole family, kids games, live music and local food vendors followed by an amazing fireworks performance, put on by Festival Foods. Festivities begin at 4pm with fireworks at dusk, approx 9:15pm. 


Community Fest
July 3 & 4 - Event location in both Neenah and Menasha - check website for details on activity locations.

July 3rd - Noon-11pm: Cookout all day at Curtis Reed Square in Menasha featuring live music performers. At dusk there will be a Pajama Jam at Shattuck Park in Neenah. Come down and secure your spot for the Parade of Lights, then join us to dance the night away!

July 4th - 8am-11pm: There will be events all day long at Riverside Park in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Mensha, including the YMCA Liberty run, pancake breakfast, parade, petting zoo, family activities, live music, food, Festival Food's Neenah & Menasha Fireworks display at dusk and much more!


Fox Firecracker 5k Run/Walk
July 3 & 4 - Kaukauna

July 3rd - 4-8pm at Hydro Park, Kaukauna: Packet pick-up and expo, live music and food!

July 4th - 10th Annual event complete with the UW-Madison Marching Band, Apple Pie and 2 days full of family friendly events featuring the band Road Trip. Run or walk 3.1 miles through scenic areas of Kaukauna and be treated to a patriotic salute along the way. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, all finishers of the 5K and kids run will receive a custom medal.  

  • Race Day Registration - 6-7am
  • Kids Run - 7:30am
  • 5K - 8am


More Weekend Events 

Country Breeze Farm Tours - Mulberry Lane Farm, HIlbert.
Tours given daily, guided or self-guided options available. Have fun on the Farm!

Brats, Beer & Beethoven - Saturday, July 1 at Fox Cities Stadium. Enjoy the sounds of the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra with this FREE preformance under the stars, followed by a fireworks celebration.

Appleton Farm Market - Saturday, July 1, 8am-12:30pm Downtown Appleton.

Kaukauna Farm Market - Saturday, July 1, 7:30am-Noon at Hwy 55 & 2nd Street.

Neenah Farm Market - Saturday, July 1, 9am-Noon Shattuck Park.

Waterboard Warriors Ski Show - Tuesday, July 4, 7pm. Mueller Park, Wrightstown.



Posted on June 20, 2017 at 12:04

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