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  • Riverfest

    La Crosse, WI

    This riverfront festival includes music, magicians, dance, a water-ski show and fireworks by the La Crosse Skyrockers. Headliners include Randy Houser, Troy Cartwright and Chris Kroeze.

     


  • National Women's Music Festival

    Middleton, WI

    In addition to concerts, this musical and cultural festival at the Marriott Madison West features comedy, theater, film and writers' workshops.


  • Catfish River Music Festival

    Stoughton, WI

    More than 20 bands perform in Rotary Park during this free festival, which includes artisans, food, beer, wine and fireworks on the Fourth and on Sunday.


  • Riverfront Rendezvous

    Stevens Point, WI

    There's a noon parade on the Fourth plus lumberjack and magic shows, bands and, on Saturday, kids' games, a lighted boat parade and fireworks.


  • National Cherry Festival

    Traverse City, MI

    This town on Lake Michigan attracts half a million people to events that include air shows, an arts fair, music, races, the big Cherry Royale Parade and many contests, including pie-eating and pit-spitting.


  • Sub Fest

    Manitowoc, WI

    The fest at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, home of the USS Cobia, is combined with Fourth on the Shore this year and features music, a parade and fireworks.


  • Fire Over the Fox

    Green Bay, WI

    Green Bay hosts the largest fireworks show north of Milwaukee, plus a water-ski show, carnival rides and music and family entertainment on five stages plus the Neville Public Museum. It's in Leicht Memorial Park.