While Fourth of July parades in Egg Harbor and Baileys Harbor get the headlines, an Idlewild restaurant hopes to see its community’s event get just as popular. In its thirtieth year, the Downtown Idlewild Parade on July 6th will travel on County M from Hainesville Lutheran Church towards Sherwood Point Lighthouse before stopping at CJ’s Bar and Grill. Last year’s event drew over 30 entries to the parade as visitors lined the road. CJ’s Bar and Grill owner Claudia Grosbeier, who has helped organize the parade for the last two years says it is a time of gathering for the area’s residents and visitors.
Floats are due at Hainesville Lutheran Church by 11 a.m. before the parade starts at noon. As for other Independence Day parades in Door County, both are on Thursday with Baileys Harbor starting at 10 a.m. and Egg Harbor stepping off at 1:30 p.m. The city of Kewaunee will host their Independence Day parade on July 3rd beginning at the elementary school at 6:30 p.m.