Schedule Update for July 4th: Due to inclement weather, the Madeline Island Fireworks Show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 5th. We will not be running extra trips tonight (7/4). The last trip to the Island is 8pm and the last trip to Bayfield is 8:30pm. We will be running later trips on Tuesday, July 5th as follows – To Island: 9pm &10pm and To Bayfield: 9:30pm and 10:30pm. Thank you.
The Fourth of July is one Madeline Island’s favorite holidays and the traditional kick-off to the summer season. Celebrated with a parade and a bang, it has been described as one of the TOP 10 small town celebrations for the 4th in the entire country!
The Madeline Island 4th of July celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. with a parade that includes entries from firetrucks and ambulances to family reunion marching units.
Following the parade, there is a program on the village green in front of the Madeline Island Museum which includes music and speeches appropriate to the occasion. This is a not-to-be-missed program and also includes the awarding of all the parade trophies.
Fourth of July Picnic /Barbecue at the Harry Nelson Recreation Center. This year MIHPA is joining with the Island Association to sponsor a 4th of July barbecue. This event is a fundraiser for both organizations. It begins following the Fourth of July ceremony on the green space in front of the museum.
Our spectacular fireworks show will light up the La Pointe skies at 9:45pm. Due to inclement weather the fireworks show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 5.