Independence Day is almost here! We’ve got you covered on the Fourth of July fireworks and parade schedules here, but if you’re looking to add a bit more variety to your weekend, check out our top picks below:
Friday, July 3
Open Door Bird Sanctuary at Something Fishy: Volunteers and staff from the Sanctuary will be on hand for a meet and greet style program, showcasing their native and non native birds. 2 – 4 pm.
Shakespeare in the Park at Potawatomi State Park: Join the Summit Players for 45 minutes of fun and brain acrobatics! Play some games, work with some text, and explore the natural world. Learn how Shakespeare used nature in his plays and why his characters talk the way they do. 6 pm.
Saturday, July 4
Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire: Take a quantum leap back in time to experience interactive living history demonstrations with a Royal court, Knights on horseback, 4 stages, a colorful tented marketplace with dozens of merchants, crafters and music from long ago. 10am – 6pm.
Independence Day Cookout on Rock Island: Friends of Rock Island State Park host their annual cookout. Food, merchandise, and a silent auction will be held to help raise funds for park projects. 11am – 2pm.
Symphony Concert with Pie & Ice Cream Social at Birch Creek: 5:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social. 6 p.m. Prelude music. 6:30 p.m. Concert featuring a world-class faculty educating promising young musicians by day and, under the lead of Conductor Brian Groner and Program Direction of Ricardo Castaneda, performs side-by-side on stage as a full 80-piece orchestra at night.
Sunday, July 5
FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast in Valmy: Farm fresh all-you-can-eat breakfast. Live music by Modern Day Drifters. Hay rides, petting zoo, cow milking, a Bouncy House, NEEW Antique Power Association demonstrations, and much more. 6 – 11:30 am.
“Ma’s Case: All the World’s a Stage” at Jaycee Hall: Petey has broken his leg busting up a gang of cow tippers, so Ma takes center stage as the sleuth in charge of sorting out the reasonable (and unreasonable) suspects in the murder of an actress in a traveling Shakespearean troupe. 2 pm.