We are getting ready to celebrate America’s birthday, here, there & everywhere across America. So, you want to know where to take in the fireworks & enjoy the festivities? We have all the details and lucky for you there are plenty of options around Washburn County. 

Saturday, July 2nd

Start your day at the Shell Lake Fine Arts Festival held in the beautiful green space near Shell Lake Beach. It's free admission and runs from 10 AM to 4 PM, showcasing local and regional artists. 

For a live music lineup you won't want to miss, head into Spooner for the Spooner Block Party at the Washburn County Fairgrounds. Top performing artists will take the stage on Saturday evening. For their full line-up, click here. 

There are a few great options for fireworks on Saturday. If you’re in the Birchwood area, Spider Lake Saloon is hosting their annual 4th of July Celebration with live music, a cookout and of course, a firework show. The celebration starts at 8 PM and fireworks will be shot off at dusk. Just northwest of Long Lake, you'll find the annual fireworks celebration at Rummel's Tap. The food and fun begin at 6 PM with the fireworks display at dark. 

Sunday, July 3rd

Take part in the Gull Lake Boat Parade or grab a seat at Wolf Point Bar & Grill to watch the parade and cheer on all of the decorated floats. If you're looking for fireworks, the Birchwood Chamber fireworks will be held at dusk at Birch Lakes Resort. 

Celebrate a little more in Shell Lake... once dusk rolls around, get ready for a great firework show! The Shell Lake fireworks will be shot off from a barge on the lake, so pick a spot along the shore and get ready for the show. Following the fireworks will be a good ole fashioned street dance with live music.  

Monday, July 4th

Get out your decorations & head to lake for the boat parade on Shell Lake; the parade begins at noon and starts at Rolphs Point, continuing around the lake. 

For a traditional Independence Day Celebration, head to Stone Lake where you can enjoy a barbecue and fireworks display. The barbecue will begin at 1 PM and fireworks will be at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket to set up in the grassy area of Stone Lake Lions Park to view the show.

Long Lake will host their annual fireworks show just after dusk. You can take in the fireworks from the water or on shore at one of the great waterfront restaurants on that end of the lake.  Spooner's firework show is also on the 4th and the best spot to view is at the Spooner High School football field or at the softball/baseball fields between the Spooner High School and Elementary School.  


There may be other firework shows or events happening throughout the area, this is just a start. Visit our Washburn County Calendar of Events to check out more information and additions on the fun happenings! (Or to submit your event in Washburn County.)

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