Find Fourth of July events still happening near you or virtually

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Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 7:03 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Unfortunately, Fourth of July plans may look a little different this year. Luckily, there are still some local and virtual options that are fun and safe for the whole family to enjoy.


Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: NBC’s “TODAY” anchor Craig Melvin will host the evening, which begins with a special performance by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Black Eyed Peas, the Killers, Lady A, John Legend, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley will take the stage before the fireworks begin. Spectators in New York City and from coast-to-coast will have a front row view to the unparalleled barrage of color, light and sound. Watch it on WMTV NBC15 Saturday, July 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fourth of July Events


  • Grand Geneva: Attendance at this year’s Independence Day fireworks at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa will be limited to resort guests only. In an effort to limit capacity for safety purposes, viewing the fireworks on the resort campus will not be open to the community this year.
  • Watertown: Fireworks will be held at an undisclosed location at night. More information will be released daily. The general location of the fireworks will be provided on July 3, however there will be two fireworks shot off ahead of time. Watch the sky on the 3rd at 9:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. so you can get just the right spot, safely distanced, for you and your household to take in the show.


  • Watertown: Fourth of July celebration activities in the morning
  • Wisconsin Dells:
  • Mauston: The Festival Foods Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park
  • Milton: While the regular parade and fireworks have been cancelled, a Community Parade featuring decorated homes and businesses is happening. Regular parade entrants who still want to participate in some type of parade are invited to drive an established parade loop around the City between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
  • Evansville: A parade and fireworks display will be put on by private citizens. The parade begins at 9:45 a.m.
  • Mazomanie: A fireworks display will be held at the Mazomanie Bluff with viewing at Hwy 78/14 Park and Ride, Lake Marion on Hwy KP and the Downtown Mazomanie Promenade. Fireworks begin at dusk.
  • Green Lake: The fireworks display will take place at dusk with small live entertainment leading up to it by. All other activities, including the parade and duck races, have been cancelled.

Cancelled Fourth of July Events


  • Edgerton: The Edgerton Lions Club has cancelled its festivities and fireworks


  • Waupun: The Ninth Annual Celebrate Waupun has been cancelled
  • Montello: The Montello Fourth of July Celebration has been cancelled
  • Baraboo: All events held prior to the Fireworks in the past, have canceled, however, the Festival Foods Fireworks will still be held on July 4 at 9:45 PM.
  • Columbus: The Fourth of July Celebration and activities have been cancelled
  • Lone Rock: The Lone Rock Fourth of July Celebration, including the parade, has been cancelled
  • Monona: The 2020 Monona Community festival has been cancelled
  • Pardeeville: All Fourth of July events have been cancelled, including the parade, organized park activities and fireworks
  • Shorewood Hills: The dance, parade, fire truck rides, kids’ games, water fights, picnic and fireworks have been cancelled
  • Oxford: The Oxford Independence Day Celebration has been cancelled, including the Slow Pitch Men’s Softball Tournament, carnival rides and midway, volleyball tournament junior Olympics, Oxford Lioness Bingo, bag toss tournament, kids bike parade and fireworks
  • Sauk Prairie: The Fire on the River event has been cancelled
  • Sun Prairie: The Budweiser Fireworks have been cancelled

Rescheduled 4th of July events

  • Janesville: Fireworks have been rescheduled for Sept. 6, 2020

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