The Burlington area will celebrate Independence Day with two traditional local events – Venetian Fest on Saturday at Fischer Park on Brown’s Lake and the City of Burlington Firefighters Dance at Echo Park on Monday.

Fischer Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. for Venetian Fest, which features the Brown’s Lake Aquaducks water ski show at 4:30 p.m.

The festival opens with the Kayak-Canoe-Paddleboard excursion on Brown’s Lake again this year. The free event begins at 9 a.m. from Fischer Park, proceeds through Halls Point channel, continues around the island and finish back at Fischer Park. This is not a race but a prime opportunity to enjoy the lake with family, friends and future friends, according to organizers.

No registration is required. Call Mark at 414-406-7801 for more information.

The 1970s-themed decorated boat parade will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the Aquaducks water ski show at 5:30 p.m.

Live music from Almighty Vinyl is slated from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks display over Browns Lake. Food and beer will also be available for purchase with all proceeds supporting the fireworks fund.

For more information, Browns Lake Venetian Fest 2022 on Facebook.

The annual City of Burlington Fourth of July Firefighters Dance at Echo Park will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 4, and run until the fireworks at dusk.

The event includes food, beer and live music.