Tomah’s Independence Day celebrations will occur on Wednesday, July 4th, starting with the Annual 4th of July parade and ending with one of the largest Independence Day fireworks celebrations Tomah has seen.
The parade starts at 10 AM and runs south down Superior Avenue from Nott Street to Holton Street, just past Gillett Park. The parade will line up on McClean Avenue, which will be closed to through traffic that morning and will be posted with “no parking” a day or two prior to the event. Spectators will have a better opportunity if they park over on the Kilbourn Avenue side. The theme for the parade is “Amazing Heroes”. It will feature antique cars and tractors, floats, horses, military, emergency vehicles, bikes and walkers of all sizes. A record number of parade entries have registered, totaling more than 100.
Immediately prior to the parade, the Tomah Young Professionals will hold grocery cart races on Superior Avenue to collect food for the Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry. The participants will race down Superior Avenue, between intersections. Parade spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the racers to collect. The races will start at 9:30 a.m. starting at the Monroe Street and Superior Avenue intersection.
Later that evening, Tomah residents are encouraged to come out and see the largest fireworks show the community has possibly ever seen. Starting promptly at 10 p.m., the Tomah Lions Club Pryotechnics Crew will put on an incredible display at Tomah’s Recreation Park. Magnum Broadcasting will play patriotic music during the fireworks for all who tune in. Specific station details will come out soon. The rain date for the fireworks is Saturday, July 7th.
For more information on the fireworks, contact Chris Hanson at 372-2166.