Check Out Our 2022 Celebrate America Schedule!

Check Out Our 2022 Celebrate America Schedule!

Celebrate America Entertainment: July 2-4

Music and entertainment on multiple stages kicks off on July 2, as the City of Kenosha prepares to celebrate Independence Day. A full line-up of entertainment continues through July 4 along the lakefront, highlighted by the Festival Foods Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 4. Pyrotechnics expert The Mad Bomber promises another spectacular show to light up the skies over the lakefront.

Happenings Magazine, Festival Foods, Kenosha County and many community partners join the City of Kenosha to support Celebrate America activities along the harbor from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 2-3 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4. Look for live music, the Dock Dogs Diving contest and vendors north of 54th Street between Sixth Avenue and Second Avenue; and also music and vendors at Veterans Memorial Park, 5220 Sixth Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Live Music Lineup:

July 2

Shoreline Stage (along the harbor near 54th Street and Fourth Ave.):

3 p.m. Isabella Maria (top country hits)

5:45 p.m. The Collective (rock and pop hits)

8:30 p.m. The First Wave (80s New Wave/Alternative)

Fireworks Stage (at Veterans Memorial Park, 5220 Sixth Ave.):

3:30 p.m. Saturday June Band (straight ahead rock and roll)

6:15 p.m. Project Nostalgia (pop and classic rock – Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Queen, etc)

9 p.m. Beyond the Blonde (tribute to ladies in rock – Pink, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, etc)


July 3

Shoreline Stage:

3:00 p.m. Simply Sound (pop rock, 80s to today)

5:45 p.m. Kung Fu & Whiskey (60s/70s rock)

8:30 p.m. Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute)


Fireworks Stage:

3:30 p.m. Eco Limes (The 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond)

6:15 p.m. Andrew Scott Dendinger (rock, Bob Seger, Eagles, Chris Stapleton, etc.)

9:00 p.m. Poison’d Crue (classic hair band favorites)

July 4

Shoreline Stage:

12:00 p.m. Smolen & Friends (classic rock, country, pop)

2:45 p.m. Whiskey & Harmony (country and pop rock)

5:00 p.m. AM/FM (the hits from the 80s to today)

7:45-9:00 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 p.m. Boys & Toys (Kenosha rock band)


Fireworks Stage:

12:30 p.m. Flat Creek Hwy (bluegrass/Americana)

3:15 p.m. Would You Kindly? (female-fronted Kenosha rock band)

5:00 p.m. Seal Party (Psychedelic soul from this west coast duo)

7:45-9:00 p.m. & 9:30-10:30 p.m. The Hat Guys (dance rock, disco, 80s to current)


Dock Dogs Diving Contest (East of Sixth Avenue at 54th Street): July 2-4
Dogs will entertain and refresh the crowds at the Dock Dogs Diving contest July 2-4, with a large pool set up for the contest. Dogs are encouraged by their owners and the crowd to jump off the dock to retrieve their favorite toy.

On-site registration and practice begins at 4 p.m. July 2, 3 p.m. July 3 and 11 a.m. July 4, with performances beginning an hour later each day.

Carnival: July 1-4
Rainbow Valley Carnival, featuring an assortment of rides and fun, is open from 5 to 10 p.m. July 1 and 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 2-4 between 54th Street and 55th Street, west of Sixth Avenue. Fees apply.

Celebrate America takes place near the Kenosha Public Museum (5500 1st Avenue) and The Civil War Museum (5400 1st Avenue). On July 1-3, both museums are open their normal hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 12 to 5 p.m. On July 4, both museums will be open 1 to 4 p.m.

Electric Streetcar
People are encouraged to park downtown – including the parking ramp on Eighth Avenue and 56th Street – and ride the Electric Streetcar to points of interest. On July 4, streetcar service will be free and operating from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Lost and Found
On July 4, the Kenosha Police Department will have a public information tent set up on 1st Avenue between 54th Street and 55th Street by the museums. The tent will be clearly marked with police banners and there will be a yellow and white strobe on top of the tent making it visible to the public. This location will serve as a lost and found, a child reunification site should one become separated from their parents, and a general source of information for the public.

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Special thanks to the lovely Meridith Jumisko the Public Relations Director at Visit Kenosha