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4th of July FireworksWe hope all of our traveling Lions are enjoying their time in Fukuoka, but for those of us still of us in the United States, are probably busy preparing for America’s birthday! Next Monday is Independence Day; do you have plans set? If not, it’s not too late to get something scheduled before the big holiday.

Wisconsin is an outstanding place to celebrate July 4th because it’s a magical time of year where we are blessed with beautiful weather. Typically most celebrations include food, fireworks and fun. What’s better than that?

No matter where you are in the state, there is bound to be a place nearby celebrating our independence with a fun event, but here are a few standouts from Travel Wisconsin:

Riverfront Rendezvous – Located only 17 miles west of Lions Pride, Stevens Point celebrates Independence Day the weekend before the holiday with live music, food and fireworks. Since the event takes place on the Wisconsin River, it’s also the perfect place to show off your boat in Saturday’s boat parade.

Downtown Milwaukee Fireworks – One of the largest shows in Wisconsin, Milwaukee’s Lakefront has become a popular location for July 4th Festivities (happening on Sunday, July 3). If you plan on attending this show, be sure to get there early to get a prime spot. Activities take place all day long.

Fireworks Cruise – Enjoy fireworks out on the St. Croix River in Hudson, Wisconsin. You’ve never seen a display like this before! The cruise takes place on both Sunday and Monday. Both cruises board at 7:30 pm and cruises take place from 8 pm to 11 pm.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza – If you love fireworks, this is a display you won’t want to miss. The Downtown Dells is planning a show with over 1300 fireworks. Refreshments will be served on site, and the display will start at dusk.

July 4th Celebration – Spend a day of fun in Manitowish Waters. The celebration begins at 9 am and includes arts and crafts, live music, a cookout, airplane rides, water ski show and more – truly something for everyone!

These are only five of literally hundreds of events happening over the July 4th weekend (245 events to be exact). How do you plan to spend America’s birthday?