Festival Events

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  • Jul 3
  • Jul 4
  • Jul 3
  • Jul 4

Jul 3 Overview

We’ll have a cookout from 3:30 – 10:00PM in Curtis Reed Square in Menasha featuring live music performers. At dusk there will be a Pajama Jam in Shattuck Park in Neenah. Come down and secure your spot for the Parade of Lights, then join us to dance the night away.

Parade of Lights Route & Schedule

  • 9:15pm – Parade starts at Riverside Park in Neenah going west on Wisconsin Avenue
  • 9:25pm – Parade turns north on Commercial Street
  • 9:40pm – Parade reaches the intersection of Nicolet Boulevard & Commercial Street
  • 9:50pm – Parade arrives in downtown Menasha

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Jul 4 Overview

There will be events all afternoon and evening at Riverside Park in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Menasha culminating with the Neenah & Menasha Fireworks.

Festival Foods Fireworks at dusk

 

Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast
Same great pancake breakfast, new location! Join us at Peace Lutheran Church, 1228 S. Park Street. We look forward to serving you from 8:30am – 12:30pm.
Breakfast will be served outside on the front lawn, however in case of inclement weather we will move inside.
Cost: 12 & Up $7.00; 5-11 $5.00; and 4 & under $2.00
All proceeds benefit youth activities and scholarships for Lutheran School Education

Event Location Time
Curtis Reed Square: Panic Station [+-] Curtis Reed Square 06:00 PM – 09:30 PM

Panic Station playing rock, funk and pop from the 70’s through today will provide the entertainment from 6:00 – 9:30pm leading up to the Parade of Lights. Beverage and food trucks starting at 3pm benefiting the Menasha High School Wrestling Club.

Shattuck Park:  Pajama Jams [+-] Shattuck Park 07:45 PM – 08:45 PM

Bring the family, wear your pajamas and dance the night away with Rhex Arboleda from 7:45-8:45pm. This event is sponsored by the YMCA and Community Fest.

Parade of Lights [+-] Jefferson Park, Riverside Park 09:15 PM – 09:50 AM

Leaves Riverside Park (Neenah) at 9:15pm proceeding west on Wisconsin Ave, turning north on Commercial Street, crossing into Menasha where the parade will turn east on Main Street and ends on Milwaukee Ave at 1st Street.

Food Vendors & Inflatables Riverside Park 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Rotary LRWB Parade (Park Drive North to South) [+-] Riverside Park, Riverside Park Dr 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Kids decorate your bikes, scooters wagons and join us for a kids only parade down the park drive to kick-off Neenah’s July 4th Celebration!

Randy Peterson Kids Music [+-] Riverside Park, Main Stage 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

A family friendly fast moving mix of music, humor and storytelling geared for kids, but which all ages will enjoy.

Kids Face painting [+-] Riverside Park, Riverside Park Dr 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Kids of all ages welcomed to get your face painted with your July 4th favorites.

Kids balloons [+-] Riverside Park, Riverside Park Dr 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Animals, swords and hats of all kinds to entertain the kiddos.

FMX Motorcycle Show [+-] Riverside Park, East Lawn 12:15 PM – 12:35 PM

Thrill seeking jumps and tricks all performed on a motorcycle will entertain young and old!

Reading of the Declaration of Independence [+-] Riverside Park, Main Stage 12:45 PM – 12:55 PM

Join us for the reading of our Declaration of Independence, the reason for our 4th of July Celebration.

Neenah Idol-National Anthem [+-] Riverside Park, Main Stage 12:55 PM – 01:00 PM

Neenah Idol winner will perform the National Anthem

WI Singers [+-] Riverside Park, Main Stage 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Featuring the top talents from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Singers entertains with stellar vocals, stunning choreography and spectacular big band sound from the past forty years.

Food Vendors & Inflatables Jefferson Park 01:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Webfooters [+-] Jefferson Park 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM

The Webfooters Water Ski Show performers every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the summer on the Wolf River in Fremont.   We also participate in the annual Wisconsin State and National Water Ski Show Tournaments.

Pet Show [+-] Riverside Park, Harbor Stage 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Local veterinarian Pat Mahoney shares his love of animals with you through family friendly show.

Dairy Queen Cupcakes Riverside Park, Main Stage 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM
FMX Motorcycle Show [+-] Riverside Park, East Lawn 02:10 PM – 02:30 PM

Thrill seeking jumps and tricks all performed on a motorcycle will entertain young and old!

Face Painting [+-] Jefferson Park 02:30 PM – 06:30 PM

Whimbubble Studio excellent face painter get a brand new face and unicorn horns too.

Fox Cities Swing Band [+-] Jefferson Park 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM

Musicians who love to play jazz, swing and BIG BAND music and love to share it with others

Karate [+-] Riverside Park, Harbor Stage 03:00 PM – 03:45 PM

Karate America – Neenah goes through the moves

Studio Y Dance [+-] Riverside Park, Main Stage 03:15 PM – 03:45 PM

The Studio Y program offers quality instruction focusing on technical progression of dancers and provides consistent and knowledgeable instruction at each level of development.

FMX Motorcycle Show [+-] Riverside Park, East Lawn 03:30 PM – 03:50 PM

Thrill seeking jumps and tricks all performed on a motorcycle will entertain young and old!

Polka Band Jefferson Park 03:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Rhex Arboleda [+-] Riverside Park 03:45 PM – 04:30 PM

Move to the Groove is an award-winning dance fitness program that makes exercise less like gym class and more like a playground.

Roving Kids Entertainment [+-] Riverside Park, Roving Kids Entertainment 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Roving Magician floating throughout the park will entertain all.

Juggler with the Yellow Shoes [+-] Jefferson Park 04:15 PM – 04:45 PM

Dan Kirk’s performances include exciting family friendly comedy routines, a wide variety of juggling and Dad jokes. Dan appeared on the TV show America’s Got Talent in 2008!

Webfooters Water Ski Show [+-] Riverside Park, Waterfront 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM

The Webfooters Water Ski Show performers every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the summeron the Wolf River in Fremont.   We also participate in the annual Wisconsin State and National Water Ski Show Tournaments.

Tribute to Elvis [+-] Jefferson Park 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Personable and always family friendly the Elvis tribute show is packed with energy and audience interaction

Murphys Law [+-] Riverside Park, Main Stage 05:15 PM – 07:15 PM

Homegrown family band that loves play rock music.

Doc Ron Weird Science Show [+-] Jefferson Park, Entertainment 06:00 PM – 06:30 PM

The show contains side splitting humor, but also designed to teach the audience while they laugh.

Juggler with the Yellow Shoes [+-] Jefferson Park, Large Pavilion 06:30 PM – 07:00 PM

Dan Kirk’s performances include exciting family friendly comedy routines, a wide variety of juggling and Dad jokes. Dan appeared on the TV show America’s Got Talent in 2008!

Band [+-] Jefferson Park, Main Stage 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Playing all your favorites with a blues twist

Rondini Magic Show [+-] Jefferson Park, Entertainment 07:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Wacky comedy magic oriented toward playful entertainment for kids and adults.

Neenah Community Band [+-] Main Stage, Riverside Park, Main Stage 07:45 PM – 09:00 PM

The Neenah Community Band provides adult volunteer musicians the opportunity to perform a variety of music that is shared with the community throughout the summer. Patriotic mus will be the theme for the evening.

Band [+-] Jefferson Park, Entertainment 08:00 PM – 10:45 PM

Playing all your favorites with a blues twist

Venetian Boat Parade [+-] Riverside Park, Waterfront 08:30 PM – 09:15 PM

View the boats of the harbor all lit up.

Festival Foods Fireworks [+-] Jefferson Park, Water Front 09:45 PM – 10:10 PM

View the fireworks from the shores of Jefferson Park.

Festival Foods Fireworks [+-] Riverside Park, Waterfront 09:45 PM – 10:10 PM

View the fireworks from the shores of Riverside Park.

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