HUGE Firework Display, HUGE Fun in Phelps!
The annual Phelps 4th of July celebration will be taking place on Sunday, July 2nd, starting at 3:00.
The best small-town 4th of July Celebration will finish off the day with a bang as fireworks kick off at dusk over beautiful North Twin Lake. This year, Phelps is proud to feature the largest legal firework in Wisconsin as part of our show, with only three of these giants sold in the state! It’s always a great display, but this year promises to be extra special! Watch from the shore, watch from your boat, watch from your dock – you don’t want to miss this!
4th of July Grand Parade – Downtown Phelps
But before the fireworks comes all sorts of fun. The festivities will kick off with a grand parade at 3 pm, led by Parade Marshal Nancy Buell of Phelps. Nancy was born and raised in Phelps, and attended school here. She was born to Mildred and Ike Buell, who did some work with the Chamber in his day. Nancy has 4 sons, 16 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She likes the quietness of Phelps and the people.
Nancy was nominated this year for her kind heart and generosity with seniors. She enjoys buying and making gifts for the local seniors because “They’ve worked hard to take care of their families, now it’s their turn to have someone look out for them.” We are honored to have Nancy leading our parade this year.
The parade is just the beginning. The concessions tent will be serving burgers, brats and hot dogs, as well as popcorn and beverages, from 3 pm to dusk. The Phelps Volunteer Fire Department will be serving beer and wine, as well as selling raffle tickets for the upcoming Fireman’s Picnic & Pig Roast.
Tons of Entertainment on July 2nd!
There will be a wonderful variety of live music throughout the day, kicking off with Kyle Mertz at 3:30 pm. He will be followed by Mark Wayne at 5:30 and the Night Screamer Band at 8:00, who is sure to put on a great show.
At 4:30 pm, the kids Pie Eating Contest will be held, with the adult contest beginning at 7:30. Those interested in reserving a spot in these limited contests should call or email the Chamber office in advance. There are only 7 pies for each category, so don’t hesitate! The much-awaited Chicken Drop Raffle will take place at 6:30 pm, with winners going home with $1000, $500 and $250 in cash prizes. There will also be 50-50 raffles throughout the day.
At 5:30 pm, kids races will begin, including old-fashioned fun like sack races, egg and spoon races, and more, as well as water balloon tosses and clothespin tag. The kids will have a blast all day in the two bouncy houses and the jousting arena. There will be a Creative Kids Corner, patriotic temporary tattoos, balloon fun, the goldfish game and other children’s activities available throughout the day.
Get Ready, Aim, Dunk!
And you don’t want to miss the chance to dunk Phelps celebrities at the dunk tank! This year’s dunk tank will feature Damian Seals of Maple Ridge Construction, Donny Crass of Crazy Joe’s Sugar Bush, and Rob Mesun from the band Sliver, as well as several more local ‘celebrity’ business owners and employees from Dublin Sports Bar and North Twin Lodge. The local students will love the opportunity to dunk Mr. Hill, and fellow students Madi and Brady. Check out the full schedule to plan your dunking excitement!
Come for all the fun and come for the firework display – you are going to want to spend the whole day in Phelps!
We hope to see you in Phelps on July 2nd!