Where to celebrate Independence Day in Douglas County
Summer heats up with events throughout the county.
Gordon Good Neighbor Days
July 5: Thrift sales and flea market, 1-6 p.m.; bags tournament, 4 p.m., Gordon Town Hall, with registration at 3 p.m.; Live broadcast by WGMO, 3-5 p.m.
July 6: Pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m. , Presbyterian Church; registration for Gordon Memorial 5K Run, 7-8 a.m., Warner Park, race starts at 8:05 a.m.; Historical Society ice cream social, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dunk tank, 10 am. to 3 p.m.; car show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown Gordon; parade, theme "Through the Decades," 2 p.m.; family fun games and pie eating contest, 2:30-4 p.m., Gordon Town Hall Pavilion; duck race, 4 p.m., County Road Y bridge; kids races and games, 7:30 p.m., Warner Park; live music by EverRoad, 8 p.m. to midnight, Warner Park; fireworks, after dark.
July 7: Mud volleyball registration, 10 a.m., Warner Park, with tournament play at 11:30 a.m.
July 3: Live music with “John and Andy," 7-10 p.m.
July 4: Sunrise church service, 10:30 a.m., public beach, followed by a vendor fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Nebagamon Auditorium; kids games, 1 p.m.; DJ music and open mic, 2 p.m.; parade, 4 p.m.; boat parade, 7 p.m.; live music street dance with The County, 7:30-11:30 p.m.; fireworks, dusk.
July 5: The second annual Fairway to Heaven live music event, 2 p.m., Botten’s Green Acres.
July 6: Dragontail Run and Lake Nebagamon Fire Department auction fundraiser, 9 a.m.; Nebagamon Community Association barbecue fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., street dance with live music by Flywheel, 8 p.m.
Solon Springs Family Fun Days
July 6: Vendors and crafts, 9 a.m., Main Street; Kids Corner including games and a scavenger hunt, 11 a.m., grassy area next to Mertz Rookey Insurance Agency; parade, noon, Main Street; free pontoon rides from the St. Croix Inn dock, 1 p.m.; fireworks over Upper Saint Croix Lake, dusk.
July 4: Half-price tours at Fairlawn, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., SS Meteor, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Old Firehouse and Police Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; parade on Belknap Street, 11 a.m.; Dennis VanAlstine Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show featuring Aftershock, noon to 6 p.m. on Tower Avenue between Belknap and Broadway streets; Superior Singers, 1 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church; Mount Rushmore Live, 1:30-5 p.m., Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, free admission; Lady Liberty Pinup Contest, 2 p.m.; live music, 6-10:30 p.m., Barker’s Island Festival Park; fireworks, Barker’s Island, dusk.
July 3: Turkey potluck dinner, 6-7 p.m., Tri-Lakes Community Center.
July 4: Canoe and kayak races, 1 p.m., meet at Lake Amnicon landing at 12:30 p.m., single and double kayaks, two-person canoe teams, prizes awarded.
July 6: Parade, noon, line-up and registration at 11:30 a.m., intersection of Tri Lakes and Finn Point roads, cash prizes awarded, theme is "Bold Stripes, Bright Stars and Brave Heroes,” a salute to our troops; boat parade, 4 p.m., line-up and registration, near the dock at Amnicon Acres Campground at 3:30 p.m., prizes awarded; fireworks over Lake Amnicon, dusk.
July 7: Pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m., proceeds go to Oakland and Summit volunteer fire departments; nondenominational church service, 10 a.m., community center.