4th of July Fireworks & Other Independence Day Celebrations in the Madison Area | 2017

4th of julyIndependence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Most people associate the 4th of July with parades, carnivals, baseball games, family celebrations, and most importantly, fireworks! With Rhythm and Booms no longer being put on in the Madison area, we’ve rounded up local options for your fireworks fix, as well as other celebrations in the Madison area for 2017’s 4th of July!

Saturday, June 24th – Shake the Lake

Live music and family-friendly entertainment from 4pm-11pm on John Nolan Drive. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Learn more about the event and see the full entertainment lineup at http://shakethelake.org/entertainment/

Monday, July 3rd – Stoughton’s 3rd of July Fireworks

Live music from 7-9:30pm. Fireworks will start at 9:30pm. Find out more information and the best viewing areas here.

Saturday, July 1st – Sauk Prairie Fire on the River

Family fun and live music and other events from June 30 through July 1 on the Sauk City Riverwalk. Fireworks on Saturday, July 1st at dusk. See the full lineup of events at http://www.fireontheriver.org/.

Tuesday, July 4th – Shorewood Hills Fireworks

Live music and other fun on Monday, July 3rd. July 4th is a day of fun activities, including a softball game, art fair, parade and more, ending the night with an awesome fireworks display at Blackhawk Country Club at dusk. Find out more information about the events here.

Tuesday, July 4th – Maple Bluff Fest on Fourth

Family fun activities and parade during the day. Fireworks at dusk on the lake.

Tuesday, July 4th – Monona Community Festival

July 3rd through 4th, celebrate at Winnequah Park in Monona. Family friendly events and activities. Fireworks display will be July 4th at 9:20pm. Learn more at  http://www.mononafestival.com/.

Tuesday, July 4th – Village of Deforest Fireworks Display

Events and family fun all day at Fireman’s Park in Deforest. Fireworks will begin at dusk. See website here. See full event schedule here.

Tuesday, July 4th – Waunakee Waunaboom

Ripp Park in Waunakee. Family fun, including laser tag, live music, F-16 flyover, and DOUBLE the fireworks this year! Fireworks will begin at dusk. See more information at http://waunaboom.com/#entertainment.

4th of july fireworks

Other 4th of July Celebrations (no fireworks):

Saturday, July 1st – Terrace 4th of July Celebration: Science is FUN

Celebrate 4th of July with some food and beverages and of course a great view! See the full lineup of events here.

July 1st – 3rd Annual Fourth Fest at The Edgewater

Featuring food, live music, kids’ entertainment and waterfront fun. Learn more about the event at https://www.theedgewater.com/event/3rd-annual-fourth-fest/.

If you know of any other celebrations, please share them with us below.

Thanks for reading and have a safe and great 4th of July holiday!


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