Yes, July 4 is this week! And, no, you haven’t missed all the fireworks and parades. Here’s a list of some of the area events to help supplement your backyard cookouts. Have fun. Be safe.
Athens: Dusk on July 3, Memorial Park, Caroline and Mueller streets
Eagle River: Dusk on July 4 at Vilas County Fairgrounds, 164 Forest St.
Lake Tomahawk: Dusk on July 4, downtown
Merrill: July 3 at The Rock (formerly Rock Island) and at dusk on July 5 (rescheduled from July 4 due to expected inclement weather) at the MARC (Merrill Area Recreation Complex), 1100 Marc Drive
Minocqua: Dusk on July 4 over Minocqua’s blue water tower
Mosinee: Dusk on July 4, River Park, 1101 Main St.
Tomahawk: Dusk on July 4, from Sara Park on West Somo Avenue
Wausau: (1) Dusk on July 4 and July 7, Marathon Park on Stewart Avenue. (2) Wisconsin Woodchucks post-game fireworks on July 4, Athletic Park, 324 E. Wausau Ave.
Lake Tomahawk: July 4 in downtown. Lions parade begins at 2:30 p.m.
Minocqua: July 4 in downtown. Kiddie parade begins at 3:45 p.m.; main parade begins at 4 p.m.
Mosinee: July 4 at River Park; parade lineup begins at 5:30 p.m.; parade starts at 6 p.m. Visit mosineechamber.org for more info.
Stevens Point: July 4 on Main Street. Parade begins at 11 a.m.
Tomahawk: July 4 in downtown; begins at 1 p.m. Water fights to follow at Tomahawk Fire Department.
Firecracker 5K Run/Walk
When: July 4; 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. event begins
Where: River Park, Armory Road, Mosinee
More info: mosineechamber.org
Pow Wow Days 5K/10K
When: July 4; 8:30 a.m. race; a 1-mile fun run also will be held at about 9:30 a.m.
Where: Memorial Park, East River Street, Tomahawk
Cost: Preregistration was held online through July 1; No guaranteed race day registrations.
More info: active.com
Wausau Area 4th of July Celebration
When: July 4 – 8
Where: Marathon Park, Stewart Avenue, Wausau
Fireworks: Dusk on July 4 and July 7
Other events: Lawn mower races – 1 p.m. July 4; Boogie & the Yo Yoz performance – 7:30 p.m. July 6; Demo Derby – 1:30 p.m. July 8
Rides and games
$20 wristband days – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 5; noon to 5 p.m. July 7 and noon to 5 p.m. July 8
Live music at 7:30 in the beer tent
July 4 – Led West
July 5 – DJ/Karaoke
July 7 – The Bad Downs
More info: wausauarea4thofjuly.org
Note: This is not a comprehensive list.