The parade will be held on Monday July 5th, 2021
This is a long standing tradition dating back to 1779, when July 4 fell on a Sunday, the Federal Government determined it would be held the following Monday. Since then, Monday is the “official” national and state holiday when the 4th falls on Sunday.
After meeting with the City, the Parade and Fireworks are a go for 2021!
Specific details of what the 2021 PARADE will look like are still forthcoming.
We can tell you now it will be much shorter than usual, about half the size that you've come to expect and love -about 50 floats total.
Unfortunately with such short notice and restrictions put in place because of Covid19 we cant get marching bands this year. (We know we know! we are bummed out too!!!)
As of now the Fireworks are a go for this year! But that could all change with Covid19, so please do your part and stay healthy and stay safe in the way that is best for you!
We are planning on Live Streaming the parade and fireworks this year to our YouTube channel for anyone hesitant to come on down. More details to come!
4th Fest Fireworks
After the parade, head down to North Beach and stake out your favorite spot to watch Racine's spectacular fireworks! Bring along a blanket and a picnic basket and kick back until dusk. There will be a Parade of Planes which begins about 6:00 pm. Members of the local EAA, Chapter 838 will be flying along the shoreline. The 40-minute fireworks exhibition begins at dusk on July 4th (approximately 9:20 p.m.) The annual fireworks show can be seen from anywhere up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline (and beyond). 4th Fest of Greater Racine is pleased to recognize its two sponsors of this year's lakefront fireworks: The City of Racine and Festival Foods. Without their support, we wouldn't have a show.