Whitewater's Fourth of July Festival is all about celebrating our Freedom and Independence for our families, friends and community. We have a strong and generous community that makes this celebration possible. Thank you to everyone for your support!

Bring your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers for an exciting and enjoyable day by the lake. We have many scheduled events for your entertainment and plenty of great food and music.


An impressive Fireworks show will be launched rain or shine over the glassy surface of Cravath Lake. Thank you Coburn Company, Inc and City of Whitewater for your continued support of the 2018 Fireworks! Thank you Coburn Company, Inc., DLK Enterprises, and City of Whitewater for making the 2018 fireworks show possible!

  • Saturday, June 30th - 10:00 PM

    Sponsors: Become a Friend of the 4th to sponsor this year's fireworks!

  • Wednesday, July 4th - 10:00 PM

    Sponsors: Become a Friend of the 4th to sponsor this year's fireworks!

Festival Schedule

June 29th
June 30th
July 1st
July 2nd
July 3rd
July 4th
June 29th

5:00 pm Carnival Opens
5:00pm Festival Opens
5:00 pm US Trivia
5:00-9:00pm Carnival Wrist Band Special $20
7:00pm Live Music Titan Fun Key
12:00 am Festival Closes

June 30th

12:00 pm Festival opens, Carnival Opens
12:00-4:00 pm Carnival Wrist Band Special $20
1:00 pm BMX Demonstration
2:00 pm Live Music The Chris Kohn Band
5:30 pm Live Music Ol' Style Skratch
8:30 pm Live Music 33RPM
10:00 pm Fireworks
12:00 am Festival Closes, Carnival Closes

July 1st

Family Day 
12:00 pm Festival Opens, Carnival opens
12:00-4:00 pm Carnival Wrist Band Special $20
12:00 pm Minneiska Ski Show
12:00-4:00 pm Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
2:00 pm Pedal Tractor Races
4:00 pm Miss Whitewater Pageant
5:00-9:00 pm Carnival Wrist Band Special
6:00 pm Festival Closes
9:30 pm Carnival Closes

July 2nd

4:00 Carnival Opens 
5:00-9:00pm Carnival Wrist Band Special

No Service Club Food Vendors or Live Music

July 3rd

4:00 pm Carnival Opens
5:00pm Festival opens
5:00-9:00pm Carnival Wrist Band Special
7:00pm Live Music Dixie Crush
12:00 am Festival Closes

July 4th

8:00 am Car Show Begins
9:50 am Whippet City Mile
10:00 am 4th of July Parade
11:00 am Festival Opens
12:00pm Carnival opens
12:30pm Minneiska Ski Show
2:00pm Live Music The Steve Meisner Band
5:30pm Live Music Unkommon Wealth
8:30pm Live Music Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns
10:00pm Fireworks
11:30 Festival Closes


Our Mission

Our mission is to remember, respect and celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence for our families, friends, community and nation. We volunteer, organize and work together with other organizations and individuals to create an exciting celebration for the Whitewater Community and surrounding areas. Our vision is to create a strong and prosperous festival that benefits our patrons, service groups and businesses.