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Boulder Junction adapts Independence Day celebrations

Parade canceled, fireworks a go

June 09, 2020

Boulder Junction’s Independence Day celebrations will look a little different this year, but they will still be celebrating the Fourth of July in the Musky Capital of the World. 

With the safety of the community and visitors at top of mind and following the recommendations of the state and local health officials that large gatherings are not advisable due to the sustained close contact of attendees, the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce has canceled the Fourth of July parade historically taking place along Main Street. However, a small ceremony by the American Legion Post 451 will be held at noon at the Veterans Memorial Triangle on Saturday, July 4.

As a way of showing community spirit leading up to and during the Fourth of July weekend, Boulder Junction businesses will be participating in a Patriotic Decorating Contest in which the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite display. Images of the participating businesses will be posted on boulderjct.org from July 2 through July 5, at which time those near and far can cast their vote. Awards will be presented to the top three businesses on July 6. 

Boulder Junction’s fireworks, sponsored by the Town of Boulder Junction, will be displayed at 10 p.m. on July 4 at the Boulder Junction Airport. Boulder Junction’s fireworks are easily accessible, and views are unsurpassable both at the airport and by boat on Boulder Lake. The gates to the airport will open at 8 p.m. and cars will be parked with generous spacing to allow families to enjoy the display while safely socially distancing while staying by their vehicle. 

Private fireworks and grilling out is not permissible, restrooms will not be available and there will be no play area up front for children — families must stay by their vehicle. 

For more information, contact that Boulder Junction Chamber office at 715-385-2400 or visit boulderjct.org.

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