Fox Cities Independence Day Celebrations

Little Chute - Doyle Park Fireworks

July 1st - fireworks at Doyle Park.  Food and soda/water will be sold at the park.  Fireworks start at dusk.  Parking will be available on the streets surrounding the park.   


Kaukauna - 15th Annual Fox Firecracker 5k Run/Walk  

July 3rd - kick off the festivities at Hydro Park in Kaukauna with a FREE live concert by Crankin Yankees.  

July 4th - Race Day activities will take place at Central Park in Kaukauna.  Race morning begins early on the Fourth of July with lots of red, white and blue fun. We will have Kids Run Medals, 5K Finisher medals (year 4 of a 4 part series) and Echoes of Camp Randall (University of Wisconsin Madison Band) performance! Be sure to stick around for great food, music and of course...APPLE PIE!


Neenah/Menasha - CommunityFest

July 3rd - Enjoy a cookout from 3:30 – 10:00pm in Curtis Reed Square in Menasha featuring live music performers. At dusk there will be a Pajama Jam in Shattuck Park in Neenah. Come down and secure your spot for the Parade of Lights, then join us to dance the night away.

Parade of Lights Route & Schedule:

  • 9:15pm – Parade starts at Riverside Park in Neenah going west on Wisconsin Avenue
  • 9:25pm – Parade turns north on Commercial Street
  • 9:40pm – Parade reaches the intersection of Nicolet Boulevard & Commercial Street
  • 9:50pm – Parade arrives in downtown Menasha

July 4th - Start the day with the annual pancake breakfast from 8:30am to 12:30pm at its new location at Peace Lutheran Church (1228 S. Park Street). There will be events all afternoon and evening at Riverside Park in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Menasha including inflatables, face painting, a motorcycle show, live music, and much more.

Festival Foods Fireworks at dusk at Riverside Park (waterfront) and Jefferson park (waterfront)


Kimberly - Sunset Park Fireworks  

July 3rd

  • 3:30 - 4:30pm - 12LB Pound Cake
  • 5:00 - 7:30pm - THIEL ft. Special Guests Eric Lives Here, Backroad Slang and Bruce Lawrence
  • 8:30pm - Fireworks and musical guests Kimberly Community Band

Appleton - Memorial Park Fireworks  

July 3rd - the Appleton Area Jaycees will host their fireworks celebration beginning at dusk.  There will be live music as well as food & drinks available for purchase starting at 4:00pm in the park. 


Hilbert - Parade, Picnic & Fireworks 

July 4th - Come and celebrate the 4th of July with the Community of Hilbert.  Parade starts at 11:00am and is followed by a community picnic at noon.  The musical lineup for the afternoon includes Nettle Hill (Modern Country), Conscious Pilot (Classic Rock), and American Platinum, who will perform up to the start of the fireworks display.


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