Red, White and Boom!

Days Packed with July Fourth Festivities

It’s time to ignite your patriotic spirit on one of the busiest holidays of the year. From an early morning race in Fish Creek to your choice of fireworks at dusk, there’s no time to lollygag. 

Throw on your red, white and blue – if not literally then in spirit – and attempt to see how many of the peninsula’s festivities you can hit over the holiday.

Baileys Harbor July Fourth Parade. File photo by Rachel Lukas.

The Main Street Market grocery cart squad is a favorite in the Egg Harbor parade. File photo by Rachel Lukas.



July 4, 10 am: Baileys Harbor

July 4, 1:30 pm: Egg Harbor

July 4, 7:30 pm: Washington Island

Fireworks Displays

July 3, 9:30 pm: Maplewood (at the Forestville Town Hill)

July 3, dusk (9:15 pm): Fish Creek

July 3, dusk: Egg Harbor 

July 4, dusk: Sturgeon Bay

July 4, dusk: Baileys Harbor 

July 4, dusk: Gills Rock

July 4, dusk: Washington Island


Modern Day Drifters. File photo.

July 3, Egg Harbor

4 pm: Food and refreshments, provided by Egg Harbor Men’s Club

5 pm: Live music by the Modern Day Drifters 

Dusk: Fireworks display at Harbor View Park. Egg Harbor beach open for viewing this year (the fireworks will be shot off from a barge this year within the harbor).

Baileys Harbor Women’s Club members prepare for Strawberry Fest. File photo.

July 4, Baileys Harbor 

7:30 – 10 am: Baileys Harbor Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, 2404 Park Road

10 am: Independence Day parade 

10 am – 2 pm: Strawberry Fest, Town Hall Auditorium

9 am – 4 pm: Crafts, food and drinks at Kendall Park 

11 am: Live music from Glas Hamr at Kendall Park

1-4 pm: Live music by Chris Rugowski at Door County Brewing Company

Dusk: Fireworks at Anclam Park

File photo by Rachel Lukas.

July 4, Egg Harbor 

11 am: Food and refreshments provided by Mezzanine 

1:30 pm: Independence Day Parade

After the parade: UW Madison Marching band performs 5th quarter in Harbor View Park

July 4, Fish Creek

8 am: Hairpin Run. Register for the 5k at

File photo.

July 4, Gills Rock

5 pm: Live music and food 

7:30 pm: Boat parade at the Gills Rock Marina

Dusk: Fireworks at Mariners Park

July 4, Sturgeon Bay

5 pm: Food and beverages, and live music by Cathy Grier and The Troublemakers at Sunset Park

Dusk: Fireworks at Sunset Park

July 4, Washington Island

7 – 10 am: Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse 

7:30 pm: Parade on Main Road

Dusk: Fireworks at the baseball field