The countdown is on for fireworks fans, and as always, the region will deliver more oohs and ahhs in the course of a week than many experience through the rest of the year.
Some prefer to fire off their own, though here at Valley Review, we’re fond of having all of our fingers. Sit back, look up and leave it to the professionals –there’s more than enough planned for the biggest fans to get their fill.
The traditional means of celebrating Independence Day is far too cool to confine to July 4.
So break out your planners, set forth a schedule and get ready for a stiff neck.
Dale will kick off the festivities in our region, presenting its fireworks display tomorrow — Saturday night’s alright for lighting …
Those who want to pack in the sparks can head over to Fremont on June 30 for another early exhibition. Their fireworks will be shot over the Fox River at dusk.
The local shows start in earnest a day before the holiday.
July 3 will bring fireworks celebrations in Appleton at Memorial Park and in Kimberly at Sunset Park.
On Independence Day, displays will light the sky in Neenah, Menasha, Hilbert, New London and Green Bay among other locales.
For those looking for a more memorable means to take in the light shows, Fox River Tours is offering cruises that include the Kimberly fireworks on July 3 and the Neenah and Menasha fireworks on July 4. The cruises are each $40. Learn more at www.foxrivertours.com.
Once Independence Day passes, the booms and crackles will continue.
On July 5, the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will host Brats, Beer and Beethoven at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. The free concert will be followed by a fireworks show.
On Saturday, July 6, Fox Cities Stadium will host fireworks for a consecutive night — this time following the game between the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Beloit Snappers.