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Door and Kewaunee counties celebrate Independence Day

No matter where you are on the peninsula, you will not have to drive far to celebrate Independence Day this weekend. While many visitors may make a long weekend out of it, the festivities do not get started in earnest until July 3rd. That is when Maplewood, Egg Harbor, and Kewaunee will have their fireworks celebrations. The festivities will be well underway in Maplewood by then, which will begin the day with its Door County Baseball League game and keeps everything open until the show starts at dusk.


Egg Harbor will feature the Modern Day Drifters in the early evening before a sunset performance by Kids from Wisconsin before the fireworks. For the second year in a row, Kids from Wisconsin will feature Southern Door alum Brady Tooley.


In Kewaunee, the Muskrat Sportsman’s Club will begin cooking at noon and will keep the grills and fryers on through the city’s fireworks celebration. There will be family activities and live music leading up to the fireworks show and a second light show near Lakehaven Hall.


The other area fireworks displays will take place on July 4th, with Baileys Harbor, Gill Rock, Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island hosting the entertainment.


Baileys Harbor will be hosting the second day of its Arts and Crafts Fair during the day beginning before its 10 a.m. parade. The Baileys Harbor Fire Department gets credit for being the earliest risers with their pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Live music and other activities are also sprinkled throughout the day.


After holding its fireworks the night before, Egg Harbor will host its parade at 1:30 p.m. featuring the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.


Sturgeon Bay’s celebrations begin at 5 p.m. at Sunset Park before their fireworks display. Unity the Band will be providing the music with various other vendors sprinkled throughout the park.


Gills Rock has its fireworks show preceded by music, a fish fry fundraiser for the Death’s Door Maritime Museum, and a boat parade.


Across Death’s Door, Washington Island is celebrating the Fourth of July with a drive-through brat fry hosted by the Washington Island Fire Department and a children’s bike parade ahead of its fireworks.


Although there are no fireworks, there will be plenty of runners in Fish Creek on the Fourth as the Hairpin 5K returns to a 100 percent in-person event at 8 a.m.

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