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Celebrate freedom and the Fourth of July in the Fox Cities. The long holiday weekend features fireworks, fresh fare, and more.
See the sky light up with fireworks.
It's not July 4th without fireworks, and the show(s) go on in some local communities!
Enjoy a movie, music, and fireworks Friday or Saturday night at Fireworks at the Ballpark. Watch the Festival Food Appleton Fireworks show at the Wisconsin International Speedway in Kaukauna on July 4. See the sky light up near Little Lake Butte des Mortes at the Festival Foods Neenah Fireworks on July 4.
Stroll farm markets for fresh finds.
The Downtown Appleton Farm Market returns July 4. Spend Saturday morning picking up fresh produce, goods to grill, delicious baked goods, and some treats for later along the blocks of College Avenue.
Future Neenah Farmers Market continues this Saturday morning as well. Fresh cut flowers, produce, drinks, hot foods, and other tasty goodies await your stroll around the market at Shattuck Park in downtown Neenah.
You can shop one-of-a-kind stores and boutiques after strolling the markets in the walkable, safe, and vibrant downtown areas.
Let the music move you.
Live music is an mainstay in the Fox Cities. While the scene may be set a bit different this summer, there are still ways to enjoy tunes and good times.
Tune into Heid Music Summer Concert Series from Appleton Downtown Inc. starting July 2 for live-streamed shows from downtown Appleton directly to you. Enjoy Future Neenah Out to Lunch Concerts along the expansive and waterfront Riverside Park beginning July 2. Along the north shore of Lake Winnebago, the Waverly Beach Summer Music Series continues this holiday weekend.
If you prefer an cool beer for the hot summer days, Barrel 41 Brewing Co. and McFleshmen's are among the local breweries with cans, bottles, and growlers ready to sell or fill. Some breweries, like Stone Arch Brewpub, even sell handcrafted soda for the kiddos.
Fire up the grill, and make a holiday meal with meats from vendors at the Downtown Appleton Farm Market, or stop by Jacob's Meat Market for a choice cut. No Wisconsin celebration is complete without cheese. Whether munching on it, mixing it with a dish, or putting it on that burger, pick up cheese from Simon's Specialty Cheese in Little Chute.
Splish splash and stay cool.
The Fox Cities sit on the north shore of Lake Winnebago and are built along the Fox River. From kayaking to sailing to sitting along the shore, cool off on the water or along the waterfront. For inspiring ways to enjoy Fox Cities waterways, check out these adventures.
Play in the sand, sun, and waves (and stay cool) at High Cliff State Park. This Fox Cities Original offers a beach and waterfront access to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest inland lake.
Make it an Independence Day weekend to remember (for all the right reasons!) Travel confidently in the Fox Cities with these travel well tips and resources.
Be aware and respectful of individuals and individual business's safety standards and health precautions. Face masks are not required in public spaces, but private business requirements vary, so it is best to come prepared regardless. The Fox Cities is a welcoming, friendly, and kind community, and we expect the same of our visitors. We’re elated to welcome people to celebrate this beautiful Independence Day weekend in the Fox Cities.
Looking for a place to stay this weekend? Check out the wide range of hotels in the Fox Cities.