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Fourth of July fun around the county

(Published June 27, 2007, 1:23 p.m.)

Delavan

--- Town of Delavan Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 30 at the Town of Delavan Community Park. The day will include a water ski show at 1 p.m., Neutral Zone playing music at 7 p.m., bingo, free kids games and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

--- The city of Delavan will host "Let Freedom Ring" activities on Wednesday, July 4. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast and open house at the fire station, 230 S. Seventh St., from 7:30-11:30 a.m. The 5K run and Carp-O-Rama will both begin at 8 a.m. A canoe regatta will be held on Lake Comus from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. At noon the American Legion baseball game will start. There will be a rock climbing wall and bungee jump from noon-6 p.m. The Flying Dragons will present a demonstration at 1 p.m. The kids parade will begin at the post at 3 p.m. followed by a parade from Seventh Street to Veteran's Memorial Park. From 4-7 p.m. there will be kid and adult games includes activities, clowns and a dunk tank. At 4 p.m. there will be a pig roast and Black Hawk baseball game. The pitch, hit and run will begin at 5 p.m. at Fleming Field. From 5-7 p.m. music by Scott Thomas Entertainment, followed by the Stateline Playboys from 7-9 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m., followed by the Stateline Playboys from 10-11 p.m.

For more information, call the City of Delavan Park and Recreation Department at 728-5585 ext. 132.

East Troy

--- East Troy Lions Club Fourth of July Celebration

--- Thursday, June 28-Sunday, July 1 at the East Troy Amusement Park on Graydon Avenue.

--- On Thursday activities begin at 5 p.m. with the carnival, beer tent with live music, food stands and Harley-Davidson Bike Raffle. Live music by Chasin' Mason at 8 p.m.

--- On Friday fireworks at dusk (rain date Saturday) and live music by Love Monkeys at 8 p.m.

--- Saturday's activities will include a classic car show 9 a.m.-1 p.m., a truck and tractor pull, kiddie parade at 1 p.m. Live music by The Accidentals from 3:30-7 p.m. and The Toys from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

--- On Sunday the parade will begin at 1 p.m (streets close at noon. Live music by Potters Maurauders from 3-9 p.m.

For more information, call the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce at 642-3770 or visit www.easttroywi.org

Elkhorn

--- Music, food, fun and fireworks are scheduled for Friday, June 29 at Elkhorn's Sunset Park starting at 4 p.m. Scheduled to perform in the park's historic bandshell are the Neutral Zone Band and the Holton-Elkhorn Band. Plenty of food will be available including brats and hot dogs with all the fixins' served by the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce, an ice cream social by the Elkhorn 4-H and popcorn and nachos by the Elkhorn FFA Club. Children's games, face painting and clowns will add to the family fun. At dusk, a bigger and better fireworks display sponsored by Frank's County Market and Frank's Liquor will complete the evening. So, bring your lawn chairs, come early, stay late and enjoy old-fashioned family fun at its best. For more information, call the Elkhorn Chamber at (262) 723-5788 or e-mail elkchamber@elkhorn-wi.org.

Fontana

--- Fireworks at dusk.

--- The Abbey Resort invites the community and their guests to celebrate the nation's birthday with a 10-day lineup of special events open to the public from June 29-July 8, including the largest birthday cake in Fontana, free on July 4. Kick off the celebration with the Regal Boat Show and a '60s weekend, then on July 4 enjoy a chicken and rib cookout, finish the celebration with a beer and brat festival and much more.

--- From Friday, June 29-Sunday, July 1 The Abbey Resort will host the Regal Boat Show and a '60s Weekend. Travel back in time with live music by Class of '68 in the Waterfront Grill (9 p.m.-1 a. m.) on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30. The party continues Saturday, June 30 on the lawn between the adult and children's pools with a Beach Blanket Pool Party from 5-8 p.m. complete with a '60s drink menu and cookout, Twister tournament, Limbo contest and Frankie and Annette's classic films Beach Party and Beach Blanket Bingo.

--- Everyone is invited to enjoy a complimentary slice from the largest cake in Fontana from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 before the fireworks. There will also be live music by 3 D and lawn games.

--- In the spirit of celebrating our freedom, The Abbey Resort has adopted a United States Army Platoon stationed overseas. People are asked to bring fun items such as Frisbees, footballs, decks of cards, etc. to send to deployed troops to let them know we thank them for our freedom. Donations will be taken all week long.

--- There will be a beer and brat festival complete with live music by Mr. Myers on Friday, July 6 and 3 D on Saturday, July 7. Both shows will take place in the Waterfront Grill from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. There will be beer and brats with an outdoor barbecue on Saturday, July 7 from 1-7 p.m. on the Waterfront patio and lawn featuring five-beer flights and a free 30-minute grilling demonstration at 5 p.m. A farmers market will be held Sunday, July 8 from 8 a.m.-noon.

For more information, call (800) 772-1000 or visit www.theabbeyresort.com.

Sharon

--- Sharon's Fourth of July celebration, "American Spirit," will kicked off on Tuesday, July 3 at Goodland Park from 6-11 p.m. with carnival rides and games, karaoke DJ and a beer garden.

--- On Wednesday, July 4 judging for the parade will begin at 10 a.m. and the parade at 11 a.m. Goodland Park will host carnival rides and games, fire and rescue water competitions, vendors, bingo, raffles, DJ, food, beer garden, music by Sam Backer and the Madison Brass patriotic concert from 6-9 p.m.

--- Fireworks at dusk.

Whitewater

--- Whitewater's Summer School Playhouse will perform a special edition of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," Thursday and Friday, June 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., at the WHS Auditorium, to kick off this year's Whitewater Home-Coming and July Fourth festivities.

--- Whitewater's Fourth of July festival will kick off on Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m. with carnival rides, food vendors and music. Live music from 5-8 p.m. by Complize, and Pipe Circus will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

--- On Saturday the festival opens at noon with rides, food, a petting zoo from 1-4 p.m., the Minneiska water-ski show at 1 p.m., live music by Piper Road Spring Band from 2-5 p.m. and The Blue Olives from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

--- On Sunday beginning at noon will open with carnival rides, food and a waterski show at 1 p.m. Live music from 2-4 p.m. by Penny Mae Dixon Band, from 4-4:30 by Calgary Stetson Show Band and from 4:30-8 p.m by the David Marshall Band.

--- On Monday, July 2 the festival opens at 5 p.m. with carnival rides and Whitewater Homecoming activities.

--- On Tuesday, July 3 the festival will include carnival rides and Whitewater Homecoming activities. Live music from 5-8 p.m. by Complize and 8 p.m.-midnight with Wade Root Flashback. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

--- On Wednesday, July 4, the 23rd annual car show will take place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. At 10 a.m. will be the parade, followed by a water-ski show at 1 p.m. Live music by Steve Meisner from 2-5:30 p.m., Karen Johnson from 6-8 p.m. and The Britins (Beatles Tribute) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Twin Lakes

--- Libertyfest 2007 will be held in Twin Lakes Friday, June 29-Sunday, July 1 at Lance Park. This fun-filled family weekend will include a parade on Saturdy at 11 a.m., children's fun zone, bingo from 5-9 p.m. each day, live bands each night and local talent on stage. There will also be cardboard boat races, karate demonstrations, a water-ski show by the Aquanuts on Saturday and Sunday, fireworks on Saturday and Sunday at dusk, raffles and vendors.

For more information, call (262) 877-2220.

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