Wisconsin Activities: Fireworks, 5ks and the Fourth

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

Posted in: Uncategorized,Wisconsin Activities

Firecracker 5K-Kaukauna, WI

July 4th

If you haven’t done a 5k on the morning of the fourth, you’re doing it wrong. There’s nothing better than putting on your favorite red, white and blue outfit and being active. You can even walk the 5k if you’re not much of a runner and the kids can participate in a fun run while you cruise through Kaukauna.  If getting in some extra mileage hasn’t sold you yet, the Firecracker has tons of hidden surprises including skydivers and much more. Register now, you won’t be sorry!

Egg Harbor Fireworks and Festival– Egg Harbor, WI

July 3rd-4th

Of all the places I’ve seen fireworks, Disney World included, there is no better place than in Egg Harbor. Taking place right on the lake, these fireworks are amazing and are a great end to a busy day at the Egg Harbor festival.  Make sure to get there early, though, or you’ll end up sitting behind all the tall folks for the big firework display.

Cardboard Boat Regatta– Sheboygan, WI

July 4th 12pm- Sheboygan Riverfront

This is by far one of my favorite July 4th traditions. Ever since I was a kid my parents always took me to see these entertaining boat races. For those of you who don’t know, the boats created for this event are made with just cardboard and duck tape. Every year the boat designs get crazier and crazier and it is always surprising how well they hold up in the water. This is a definitely a crowd favorite and is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. After the regatta is over, be sure to explore the beautiful boardwalk Sheboygan has to offer.


With fireworks and food, the Fourth is not always nice on our bodies. For this Fourth, I challenge you to change that. Do a 5k, go to a festival and fireworks and  explore everything the fourth has to offer while getting in those extra steps and avoiding foods that you know you’ll regret later. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July everyone!