A number of Fourth of July activities that allow for social distancing will take place this year, including fireworks displays, a boat parade and a car cruise.


An “Anything with a Motor Cruise” takes place from 6-9 p.m. July 4.

The cruise begins at 6 p.m. from the Mariner Retail & Business Center parking lot. It will travel down North 28th Street to Hammond Avenue and turn on North 21st Street into the Billings Park neighborhood.

The cruise will take New York Avenue to Belknap Street, take a right on East Fifth Street and cross East Second Street to Loon’s Foot Landing.

The cruise resumes at 7:30 p.m. going from the boat landing along East Second Street under the overpass and down Tower Avenue with a final stop at the Ravin Crossbows parking lot for prize drawings. Participants will receive tickets at the start and halfway stop, and one for each item they bring to donate to the Salvation Army of Superior.

The fireworks show, originally scheduled to be held at the Richard I. Bong airport Saturday night, have been canceled.

Solon Springs

Solon Springs Family Fun Days will provide a fireworks show over Upper St. Croix Lake at dark July 4, although organizers reserve the right to cancel the show if risk levels for COVID-19 change.

The display can be viewed from yards and boats. People watching from boats must travel with reduced speed and stay out of the fireworks hot zone, which will be marked by buoys.

The Douglas County Forestry Department requires people watching at Lucius Woods Park to be in parties of 20 or less and comply with social distancing. The display can also be viewed from the lawn of the St. Croix Inn with appropriate social distancing.

There will be no music or live singers. Organizers encourage residents to fly the American flag from their boats and homes. The event will be live-streamed on the Solon Springs Family Fun Days Facebook page for those unable to attend.

Tri-Lakes area

The Tri-Lakes Community Center will host a boat parade and fireworks on July 4.

The theme for the boat parade is Independence Day. Participants can register at the campground dock at 12:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and travel around Lake Amnicon.

Fireworks will begin at dusk over Lake Amnicon. Those attending are asked to practice safe social distancing and wear masks.

Lake Nebagamon

The Nebagamon Lake Association will hold a boat parade beginning at 8 p.m. at Honeymoon Point. The parade will circle the lake, ending at the municipal dock.

This story was updated at 5:20 p.m. on July 3 to reflect that the Superior fireworks have been canceled. It was originally posted at 6:30 a.m. on June 25.