The Madeline Island 4th of July celebration kicks off every year at 10:30 a.m. with a parade that defies description. Fireworks begin at dark and are synched to music with boats anchored all over the harbor as the backdrop. The Madeline Island 4th of July is full of events, ending with the fireworks in the harbor, and has been described as one of the TOP 10 small town celebrations for the 4th in the entire country!
A Full Day of Events
The Madeline Island 4th of July celebration starts at10:30 a.m. with a parade that includes entries from firetrucks and ambulances to family reunion marching units.
Following the parade, there is a program on the village green in front of the Madeline Island Museum which includes the band, a choir, group singing of patriotic songs and speeches appropriate to the occasion. This is a not-to-be-missed program and also includes the awarding of all the parade trophies.
Our spectacular fireworks begin at dark, which this far north is almost 10:00 p.m. The light show is synched to music, boats are out floating at anchor in the harbor, and the magic takes over. The fireworks truly are a community effort with fundraising to cover their cost taking place all year long. If you want to be a part of this event, make plans now. Fireworks this year have been postponed until July 5th due to weather
For more information about Madeline Island, please see our website at madelineisland.com, or call the office at 888-475-3386 or 715 -747-2801.