Posted on Thursday July 1, 2021 by Vanessa Lenz

Your East Troy Fourth of July Guide

We've almost reached the July 4 holiday, and this year, East Troy is open to celebrate! 

East Troy Lions Bring Back
4th of July Festivities

The East Troy Lions Club will ring in the nation's birthday with its annual Fourth of July Celebration. This year's event, called the East Troy Music Festival, will run Thursday, July 1 through Saturday, July 3 at Rossmiller Sports Complex and Skate Park (fka Amusement Park), 3072 Graydon Ave., East Troy.

The festival features the famous East Troy Beer Tent (ETBT), East Troy Music Festival, carnival, games, fair food and live entertainment.

The East Troy Lions Club's fireworks display will be on Saturday, July 3 at dusk at the Amusement Park, 3072 Graydon Ave. (Rain date is Oct. 2, 2021.)

There will be no parade this year due to Village of East Troy Road Construction.

Festival admission is $5 entry at the gate. Children 11 year old and younger are free. No additional cover charge at music tents.

Thursday, July 1 Schedule:

• Carnival: 5 to 11 p.m., Wristbands: 5 to 10 p.m.

• Walworth Wranglers at Caremore Transportation Beer Garden: 7 p.m.

• Hoi Polloi at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: 7 p.m.

• Bella Cain at ETBT, sponsored by Rhode's Towing-Repair-Sales: 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 2 Schedule:

• Carnival: 5 to 11 p.m., Wristbands: 5 to 10 p.m.

• Remington Ride at Caremore Transportation Beer Garden: 7 p.m.

• O'Dog at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: 7 p.m.

• Luke Schmidt & the Cold Ones at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: 8:15 p.m.

• Mount Olive at ETBT, sponsored by Rhode's Towing-Repair-Sales: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 3 Schedule:

• Carnival: noon to 11 p.m., Wristbands: noon to 11 p.m.

• Guilty (Guitars for Vets) at Caremore Transportation Beer Garden: noon

• Michael Woeffel at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: noon

• Luck of the Draw Dart Tournament: 1 p.m., sign up at

• Live Bait at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: 2 p.m.

• Lug Nuts at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: 4 p.m.

• Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pulls at Amusement Park Grandstand: Registration at 1 p.m., Starts at 4 p.m. (free to all participants ages 4-11)

• Wrist Wrestling at ETBT: Registration at 4:30 p.m., Starts at 5 p.m.

• Spare Change at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: 6 p.m.

• Andy Carroll & The People He Owes $ To at James R. Taylor & Sons Live Music Stage: 8 p.m.

• Dirty Boogie at ETBT, sponsored by Rhode's Towing-Repair-Sales: 3 p.m.

• Love Monkeys at ETBT, sponsored by Rhode's Towing-Repair-Sales: 7:30 p.m.

• Fireworks at dusk


    For more information, visit


ETBT schedule:

• Thursday, July 1: Open 5 p.m. to midnight
 7:30 p.m.: Bella Cain

• Friday, July 2: Open 5 p.m. to midnight
7:30 p.m.: Mount Olive

• Saturday, July 3: Open noon to 12:30 a.m.
 3 to 7 p.m.: Dirty Boogie Band
7:30 p.m.: Love Monkeys



James R. Taylor & Sons
Live Music Stage:

• Thursday, July 1
 7 p.m.: Hoi Polloi

• Friday, July 2
7 p.m.: O'Dog
8:15 p.m.: Luke Schmidt & The Cold Ones

• Saturday, July 3
noon: Michael Woeffel
2 p.m.: Live Bait
4 p.m.: Lug Nuts
6 p.m.: Spare Change
8 p.m.: Andy Carroll & The People He Owes $ To

Caremore Transportation
Beer Garden Schedule:

• Thursday, July 1
7 p.m.: Walworth Wranglers

• Friday, July 2
7 p.m.: Remington Ride

• Saturday, July 3
noon: Guilty (Guitars for Vets)

Specialty Food Vendors

VFW and American Legion Corn Roast
Three Carnival Food Wagons
Pop's Kettlecorn
Ben's Pretzels
Lions Club Food Stand


Where to See Fireworks

East Troy Lions Fireworks Display


The East Troy Lions Club's fireworks display will be back this year in full force. View on Saturday, July 3 at dusk at the Amusement Park, 3072 Graydon Ave., East Troy.

Lake Beulah Fireworks Display

Lake Beulah Fireworks are on Saturday, July 3 at 9 p.m. Fireworks are visible on land at Lindey's on Beulah, W1340 Beach Road. The Clove will perform live after the fireworks. Click here for more information.


East Troy Carnival:
The Lowdown

The East Troy Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Celebration, called the East Troy Music Festival, will run Thursday, July 1 through Saturday, July 3 at Rossmiller Sports Complex and Skate Park (fka Amusement Park), 3072 Graydon Ave., East Troy.

The festival will feature a carnival all three days.


Thursday, July 1: 5 to 11 p.m.
Friday, July 2: 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 3: noon to 11 p.m.


Thursday, July 1: 5 to 10 p.m.
Friday, July 2: 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 3: noon to 11 p.m.

Wristband Daily price is $15 in Advance and $25 at Festival.
Megaband* price is $40 in Advance and $50 at Festival

Wristbands can be purchased in advance at: Gus’s Drive-In, Rhodes Towing- Repair- Sales; Citizens Bank (inside Piggly Wiggly); 3238 W. Main St., Citizens Bank - East Brook Office, 2541A E. Main St. and First Citizens State Bank- East Troy Office, 2456 Main St.

*Megabands are unlimited during all operating times. 


See a Patriotic Show

The East Troy Community Band will kick off its Thursday Nights summer concert series with a patriotic concert on Thursday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. outside of the East Troy High School Band Room, 3128 Graydon Ave. Be ready to tap your toes to all your patriotic band classics.

The concert is free and appropriate for families. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.

All "Thursday Nights on the Square" concerts in 2021 will temporarily be held at East Troy High School due to construction.

2021 performances by the East Troy Community Band are set for July 1 (East Troy Community Band Patriotic Concert), July 8 (“Take Four” Jazz Quartet), July 15 (East Troy Community Band) and July 22 (“Montage” Jazz).

 All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Raffle tickets will be available for $1 apiece or 6 for $5.

As a non-profit, the East Troy Community Band exists on donations of local businesses and individuals. 

Donations are accepted through the PayPal button on the band's Facebook page, or checks can be written to the East Troy Community Band, PO Box 792, East Troy, WI  53120.


Celebrate the Fourth with
Local Beer in Hand

East Troy Brewery, 2905 Main St., is keeping beer lovers happy this Fourth of July Weekend with several brand new brews on tap:

"That's So 2005" West Coast IPA

West Coast IPAs are traditionally known for their bold hop aroma and citrus/piney notes and flavors. West Coast IPAs were very popular in the early 2000's and East Troy Brewery liked them before they were cool. Floral notes of pine and spice, coupled with grapefruit make this perfect for your hop-heads and folks new to IPAs looking to try something new.

"Dazed and Infused": Guava/Pineapple- Tea - Infused Ale

A mouthwatering herbal blend that you won't be able to get enough of! Blended with pineapple, guava, strawberry, hibiscus, rosehips & apples, this juicy blend will be your new favorite.

"Legal Tender"- Amber Ale

United States coins and currency (and this beer) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes and dues. Caramel, cereal, brown sugar, vanilla, dried fruit and nutty aromas make this an exciting new addition that'll settle any debts or arguments.

Stop in all weekend for East Troy Brewery's summer menu. Enjoy East Troy Brewery's Friday Fish Fry (Voted BEST in Walworth Co.) on Friday, July 2.

The Fish Fry includes:  2, 5 oz of North Atlantic Cod, battered with East Troy Brewery's Electric Amber, served with beerfries, house-tartar sauce, and mild jalapeño coleslaw.

Check out the full menu at


Shop Local at the
East Troy Farmers Market


We're continuing the East Troy Farmers Market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 2 at our new location, The Hive TaproomW2463 County Road ES, featuring an expanded selection of vendors and exciting activity schedule.

The market features local vendors who make, raise or grow the products they sell. Vendors are local people with local items. At this market, expect to find cheese, local beef, veggies, baked goods, flowers, kombucha and more.

“We’re excited to debut the market at The Hive Taproom. Offering an environmentally sustainable and locally-focused beverage experience, The Hive is a natural fit as a market partner,” said Vanessa Lenz, East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. "This season will feature some new vendors, food trucks, as well as live music and a spotlight on some of our local nonprofit organizations."


Starting with its foundation of fresh cheese curds made with its family dairy’s milk with other high quality milk from other local farms, Hill Valley Dairy has developed a line of artisan cheese curds, cheddar and gouda that will tempt you back to the cut-ting board, again and again.

From the bottom-up, milk-to-market, owners Ron and Josie Henningfeld (who grew up in East Troy) are focused on connecting local people to local products.

Cheesemaker Ron always looks to develop cheese that makes people happy. Ron said he wants his cheese to be an everyday staple in people’s homes and not just that “once-in-awhile” cheese you buy for special occasions.  

He develops his cheese to be flavorful and fun; from the ‘squeaky’ cheese curd, to the whiskey gouda, Ron’s hope is that you find enjoyment from the first bite to the last.

Hill Valley Dairy cheese is currently available for whole-sale and retail purchase. In addition to Friday's East Troy Farmers Market, Hill Valley Dairy cheeses can be found locally at 2894 on Main on the square and Frank's Piggly Wiggly in East Troy.

For more information, visit


After you shop, stop in to The Hive Taproom for an experience as unique as its rotating batches of session meads. The Hive’s cold, dry, and carbonated beverages are perfectly refreshing, and are available on tap and in cans-to-go. 

For more information, call (262) 642-3770 or email



      Vendors can secure their spot for the season in advance for an early bird rate of $75 per season or $15 per market. For more information, call (262) 642-3770 or email


2021 East Troy Farmers Market Dates

Friday, July 2- Try It; You'll Like It
Friday, July 9- Makers Market
Friday, July 16- Middle of the Season Day
Friday, July 23- Barnyard Fun
Friday, July 30- Sweet Treat Spotlight
Friday, Aug. 6- Dog Days
Friday, Aug. 13- Flower Day
Friday, Aug. 20- Kids Vendor Day
Friday, Aug. 27- Honey Bee Day
Friday, Sept. 3-  Business Day


Indigo Canyon Live at the Hive

Join The Hive Taproom, W2463 County Road ES, on Saturday, July 3 for an ideal 4th of July weekend experience, complete with outdoor live music and mead.

From 6-9 p.m., Indigo Canyon is back and ready to blow you away with another high-energy show. They play a wide variety of covers and originals, so there’s a little something for everyone. Patio seating is limited, so stash a lawn chair in your trunk just in case. 

The Hive will also have the Bucks game on the projector at 7:30 p.m., so you can enjoy some mead while you watch. 

The Hive Taproom will continue its Brewery Tours on Saturday, featuring a behind-the-scenes look into the mead brewing process. The tour tickets feature add-ons, so you can make a whole afternoon of it.

Whether you’re looking for a good spot to hang out, or looking for cans-to-go, The Hive has you covered on Sunday, July 4. Headed out on the water? Mead is the perfect refreshing beverage to accompany you. Grab a 4-pack and get $5 off.

For the full weekend schedule, visit


Eat Pizza on the Farm

Grassway Organics, W2716 Friemoth Road, will host Pizza on the Farm on Friday, July 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 3 from noon to 8 p.m. featuring live music:

Wood fired pizza service starts at noon featuring locally sourced food items. All the meat and cheese is produced from Grassway Organics Farm and the veggies are from a local CSA. Enjoy hand crafted crusts including gluten free options. Bring your own chair. 

Friday, July 2: Sarah Day

Saturday, July 3: Noah Hittner

There are no reservations needed but please pack a chair or blanket as picnic table seating is limited. 

For more information visit


Hit the Beach

Take a trip to Booth Lake Memorial Park, N8465 Townline Road from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The beach will remain open through Labor Day. For use exclusively by residents and property owners of the Village of East Troy, Town of East Troy and Town of Troy.

Wristbands are $15 per person. For more information, call (262) 642-5046 or click here  


Celebrate 'Shoulder Season'
Book Release

InkLink Books, 2890 Main St., will celebrate the launch of "Shoulder Season" by local author Christina Clancy on Tuesday, July 6. Clancy will be signing books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Clancy's second book is based on a young woman from East Troy who, after losing her parents, gets a job as a Bunny at the Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel.

Pre-order your copy of "Shoulder Season" at


Enjoy Fun Summer Flavors

J. Lauber's Ice Cream Parlor, 2010 Church St., a summertime staple in East Troy, is now open. Check out the menu here: 

Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Ride the Rails

The East Troy Electric Railroad continues it 2021 season with trains running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday trains depart on the hour from the East Troy Depot, 2002 Church St., at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Saturday trains run on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday trains are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

The East Troy Electric Railroad operates the last 7 miles of original track from The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company interurban system, which had 200 miles of track in and around Milwaukee.

Prices for the round-trip rides are $9.50 for kids, $15 for adults, and $12.50 for seniors. One round trip takes approximately 90-minutes. Trains stop at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago, which is a popular spot for farm-fresh produce, cheese, and the famous Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag. The trains are heated and there are restrooms inside the East Troy Depot.    

COVID Update: The East Troy Railroad Museum is subject to Federal regulations that still require facemasks to be worn in its depot, on its platforms and aboard its trains. The railroad asks that you bring your own masks but  will have masks available for a donation. Children 2 and under are not required to wear masks.

For more information, visit or call (262) 642-3263.

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