4th of July
Celebrate Independence Day
Sheboygan, WI is the perfect location to escape for a 4th of July getaway. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Blue Harbor Resort is only one hour from Milwaukee or Green Bay, two hours from Madison, and within three hours of Chicagoland.
Your family will discover a variety of 4th of July events at Freedom Fest here in Sheboygan for Independence Day from the Freedom Run and Independence Day parade to live music, fireworks over the lake, and even a Venetian Boat Parade on Sheboygan's riverfront.
4th of July Features
Lakeside Live Music
Join us on the lakeside patio outside On the Rocks Bar & Grill for our Lakeside Live Music Series over the 4th of July holiday! Enjoy a variety of live music while soaking in those stunning Lake Michigan views.
Summer Resort Features
Rocky Bottom Snack Bar
Located right in the waterpark, kids gobble up favorites from burgers to fresh fruit while grownups enjoy a selection of beers and frozen cocktails to help cool you down in our 84 degree waterpark.
Our seasonal outdoor heated pool is located outside Breaker Bay Waterpark and just steps from The Sandbar with Lake Michigan views.
Our poolside bar offers you the opportunity to sip on summer cocktails or grab a bite to eat without missing a minute of fun and sun. Order your favorite dish from The Sandbar and have it delivered right to your chair.
4th of July Local Events
Venetian Boat Parade
JULY 3RD | 4PM - 8PM
Join the festivities along our Sheboygan Riverfront for the annual Venetian Boat Parade.
Freedom Run / Walk
JULY 4TH | 7:30 AM
Sheboygan YMCA 2 Mile Walk, 2 Mile Run, 5 Mile Run, or Virtual 2 or 5 Mile Run/Walk options available.
Independence Day Parade
JULY 4TH | 9 AM
The Sheboygan 4th of July parade runs from North 8th Street & Center Avenue to Michigan Avenue to Broughton Drive.
JULY 4TH | NOON - 11PM
Join in the festivities with live music immediately following the parade in Fountain Park and continue the celebration with music, food, and fun in Deland Park until 11pm.
4th of July Fireworks
JULY 4TH | 9:30 PM
Over the lakefront, near South Pier and visible from Blue Harbor Resort's lakeside.
Plan Your 4th of July Holiday
Bonfires & S'mores
Friday & Saturday
S'mores 6pm* | Bonfires 6-9pm
Settle in with the family around a bonfire with beach views for complimentary s'mores!
Saturdays 9am - 10am*
Greet the day with complimentary Lakeside Yoga on the lawn overlooking Lake Michigan!
Saturday & Sunday 9am-11am
Bring the kiddos for crafts like coloring draw string back packs, sand art, painting sun catchers or pumpkins.
DAILY 7AM - 7PM
Adventure awaits with an E-bike rental! Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or new to two-wheeled travel, the E-Bike is perfect for all riders.
Available Saturdays & Sundays
Gather the family together for a friendly game of giant jenga or bags or challenge the kids to a hula hoop stamina contest!
Local Sheboygan Attractions
EOS Surf Shop
Whether you want to perform cutbacks on the freshwater surf waves, slash the concrete of the Kiwanis Skatepark, or enjoy calmer flat water via a paddleboard or Kayak, EOS Surf Shop has you covered!
Der Sheboygan Biergarten
Der Sheboygan Biergarten is your destination to "Make friends the Sheboygan way...over a beer!" This authentic beer and wine garden is set in beautiful Kiwanis Park by the Sheboygan River.
4th of July FAQs
Here are the highlights for planning your perfect family 4th of July at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI. Check the hours and age restrictions and plan what waterpark features you want to enjoy and what to pack for your optimal enjoyment.
Waterpark: Daily 9am - 9pm
Outdoor Pool: Daily 9am - 7pm*
*Weather permitting. Hours subject to change.
- Children ages 2 and under are FREE.
- Children 2 and under must be accompanied in the water by an adult with a paid waterpark swim pass.
- Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 or over
- Hot Tub
- Surf Simulator
- Lazy River
- Lily Hopper
- Water Basketball
- Dueling Tube Sides
- 2 Waterslides
- Toddler Tides
- Private Cabanas
- Rocky Bottom Snack Shop
- Pier Fun Zone Arcade
- Lost Temples Mini Golf
- Outdoor Pool
- Plastic bag to carry wet suits home
- Swim goggles/Earplugs
- Flip flops/Aqua socks
- Waterproof watch
- Exercise clothing
- Reading materials
- If you'd like to enjoy the waterpark experience, but won't be in the water, remember to pack a cool t-shirt and shorts to wear while in the waterpark, which is consistently heated to 84 degrees.