Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July Around Madison

Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July Around Madison

The Fourth of July is a special time of year! Whether you’re looking for a place to picnic, a place to watch fireworks, or just a place to spend the day with family and friends, Madison has plenty of options for celebrating the Fourth of July. Here’s a guide to some of the best places to celebrate the Fourth of July in Madison:

4th Fest at the Edgewater Hotel


Live Music:

  • 2pm: Gin, Chocolate and Bottle Rockets
  • 4pm: Craig Baumann and The Story 6pm: The People Brothers Band

Kid Fun:

  • 2–6pm: Funny Faces Entertainment Face Painting & Balloon Art

Water Ski Show:

  • Mad-City Water Ski Team 3:30–4 pm 5:30–6 pm
  • More Info: 4th Fest Website

4th of July Party at the Pool

If you’re looking for somewhere to cool off in between your Fourth of July celebrations, from 1 to 4 p.m., head on over to Walter R. Bauman Outdoor Aquatic Center in Middleton for some fun, family-friendly activities. There will be games, contests and concession specials that are sure to make a splash with the whole family. No registration is required, regular admission rates apply.


Celebrate Independence Day at WaunaBoom in the Village of Waunakee! Enjoy live music, food carts, free family activities, fireworks and more!
More InfoWaunaBoom Website


  • 2-5:30pm: Pink Houses
  • 3:30-9pm: Movies in the Park
  • 6:30-9:30pm: Boogie and the Yo-Yoz
  • 9:45pm: Fireworks Display


  • 2-3pm: Bags Tournament
  • 2-3pm: Kid’s Bike Parade
  • 2-4:30pm: Blackhawk Fly-In
  • 2-6pm: Pony Rides
  • 2-6:30pm: Firetruck Experience
  • 2-7pm: Balloon Artist & Glitter Tattoos
  • 2-8pm: Petting Farm
  • 5-8pm: Princess Party


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