July 4th Schedule (2019)

10:00-11:00 AM The finest bakers in all the land will submit their award winning pies for the Pie Contest! Pssst! There's a way to taste success, the winning pies and rest of the field will be up for auction later in the afternoon! Click here for more details...


11:30 AM The streets along the parade route will be closing for through traffic. Same pattern as last year. Pssst! There's still ways to access parking, but you have to know the directions to travel to get there safely before 12:15. Click here for more details...

1:00 PM Honoring America and All Who've Served with the Raising of Colors. Pssst! There'll be speakers setup along the 76th Street parade route for those who didn't line up (camp out!) in prime viewing position.

1:10 PM (Estimated) Children's Parade will begin where they'll immediately follow the Color Guard so they can rejoin their family for the main parade. Pssst! All children are encouraged to participate. Click here for more details...

1:45 PM (Estimated) After allowing time for the children to parade and reunite with their families, the Main Parade will begin. Pssst! Did you know there are prizes awarded to winning participants of various categories? There's also many individually wrapped sweet prizes tossed to the children during the parade. Click here for more details...

After Main Parade (I lost track of the time amidst all this fun) Don't dart off, this was just the kickoff to even more fun! Pssst! The Raymond Fire Dept. is sponsoring a Cow Pie Bingo, we have Kid's Tractor Pulls, there'll be plenty of food venders and adults (21+) can purchase ice cold, American made, beer. Click here for more details...

3:00-5:00 PM Kid's Games! Pssst! We've brought back all the favorites plus a few you may not have seen.

3:00-4:00 PM The King is back for one more round! Pssst! I'm talking Elvis. Rumor has it he'll be on the grounds during this time.

4:00-6:00 PM Auction Time. Don't go home empty handed! Pssst! Remember we're a non-profit group of volunteers that do not use tax money to fund this festival -- we need to raise funds to put on future events. Auctions and beer sales are our two leading ways you can help ensure our Raymond traditions live on!

7:00 PM Silent Auction Ends. Pssst! Remember to stick around; you must be present to win!

7:00-11:00 PM Musical entertainment from the band, JB Kickin'!

Pssst! the Band members are local musicians who live in IL and WI. JB Kickin' offers a fine mixture of traditional country music and 50's-90's Rock. Known for their incredible harmonies and mesmerizing stage presence, it is a show you won't forget.

9:30 PM Fireworks! John Adams wrote [paraphrasing] that there should be illuminations from one end of the continent to the other - we'll do our part! Pssst! Did you know that at auction you can win a special roped off VIP viewing area for you and your immediate family?! Tip! buy your Milwaukee brews (Lakefront, Leinenkugel, Miller) and American adult alternative drinks (Mike's, Palm Breeze, White Claw) prior to this time as beer service is paused during fireworks!

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