WISCONSIN — The coronavirus pandemic has caused many Fourth of July celebrations to be canceled. However, some are still on but look a little different.
It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks and food, but many cities and counties have had to cancel their events due to COVID-19. Don't you fret though, there's still plenty of things happening in the area.
The following is a list of events happening next weekend in celebration of Independence Day.
4th Fest of Greater Racine
While the fireworks in Racine have been canceled, the city still plans on hosting a parade. However, instead of people gathering to watch the parade, the parade will come to you. Hangout on your front porch and listen for the music, when you hear it, you know the parade has arrived.
The city is also hosting a house decorating contest. Places 1-5 will receive a cash reward, with the number one prize being $650. For more details on the house decorating contest, click here.
Cedarburg has canceled their parade and celebration at Cedar Creek Park. However, their firework show is still a go with a few changes. The launch site will not be disclosed to the public, and will remain closed throughout the show. However, residents are encouraged to watch the show from their homes at dusk.
The city of Delafield still plans to host their fourth of July fireworks. The Nagawicka Lakes fireworks display is set for 9:30 p.m. July 3.
The Village of Greendale will be hosting their annual fireworks. However, residents are encouraged to watch the show from their homes. There will be no on-site parking available at the launch site which will be closed to the public.
Residents will be allowed to park legally near the site for a better view, but the location of the site will not be disclosed until an hour before the show, which will take place at dusk.
The Muskego Fireworks will go off on July 3 from a barge on Little Muskego Lake. Parking will be limited and concessions will be available.
New Berlin Reverse Parade
New Berlin will be hosting a reverse parade. Residents are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and head to city hall to drop off non-perishables.
You can find more information on the reverse parade here.
Okauchee Lake Fireworks Display
The Okauchee Fireworks Display is still on! The display will be held on Park Island between the Golden Mast Restaurant and The Hideaway Bar & Grill
Road America Fire Fest
The Road America Fire Fest is set to be the largest firework show in Sheboygan County History. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. on July 4 at Road America in Plymouth. With Road America being 640 acres, it's the perfect location for a large firework show, especially during a pandemic. Visitors will have plenty of room to space out.
Unfortunately, this event is sold out, but if you happen to find yourself around Road America on Saturday, you may be able to see some of the show.
Waukesha Reverse Parade
The city of Waukesha is still planning on hosting their fourth of July parade. However, it's reversed this year.
Parade floats will be stationary and placed around the pre-planned parade route. Waukesha citizens who attend the parade will then drive the route and check out the various floats. Attendees are encouraged to decorate their own vehicles as well.
West Bend Firework Show
The City of West Bend still plans to host their firework show. However, it will look a bit different this year. The show will not feature any ground fireworks, instead, they will be high-flying fireworks that can be seen from a distance.
The show will still take place at Riverside Park at dusk. However, residents are being asked to watch from their homes or from their vehicles which they can park on the street near Riverside Park. You can also catch the fireworks on the City of West Bend Facebook page.