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Peninsula prepares for the Fourth

While some traditional events make be taking the year off in 2021, communities in Door and Kewaunee counties are prepared to celebrate Independence Day this weekend.


It starts on Friday night when Little Sturgeon hosts its fireworks display.


On Saturday in Door County, Johnny G’s Fishing Hole is the ringleader for the Idlewild Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m.  The parade towards the bar and restaurant begins at Hainesville Lutheran Church. The Friends of Rock Island State Park hosts its traditional Independence Day cookout and fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. Egg Harbor kicks off its Independence Day activities at 4 p.m. before the Modern Day Drifters take the stage at 5 p.m. Birch Creek Music Performance Center will be the scene for its traditional Independence Day weekend concert beginning at 3 p.m.  Egg Harbor will cap off their festivities with fireworks at dusk. In Kewaunee County, a pair of Algoma businesses will host fireworks celebrations for the community to enjoy. That will be preceded by the Blessing of the Fleet near Algoma’s Smashed on the Rocks beginning at 6 p.m. The city of Kewaunee will not host a parade this year but it will still have a day full of activities including a cookout hosted by the Muskrat City Sportsman’s Club and veteran’s salute at 8:45 p.m. The city will also have a fireworks display at dusk with a “ground show” near Lakehaven Hall and a more traditional display over the lake.


Sunday’s slate of activities includes the only parade on the actual Fourth of July in Egg Harbor beginning at 1:30 p.m. Baileys Harbor will host its day-long block party starting with the fire department’s pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. The block party is in place of the town’s usual parade.  Sturgeon Bay hosts its annual Independence Day festival called “Sturgeon Bay Celebrates” at Sunset Park beginning at 5 p.m. and a band at 6 p.m. Gills Rock will welcome visitors for its own celebration beginning at 5 p.m. with a boat regatta starting at 7:30 p.m. Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Gills Rock, and Washington Island will all host fireworks displays on Sunday night.

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