Libertyfest returns to Twin Lakes Saturday

Members of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department showcase the flags during a Libertyfest parade in the Village of Twin Lakes (File Photo/The Report).

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association, which had to cancel last year’s Libertyfest event because of COVID-19, announced the return of the long-time tradition set for July 3.

Libertyfest, according to the Chamber, will bring back the parade with an 11 a.m. step off from St. John’s Church parking lot and travel south on North Lake Avenue, turn right on East Main Street and end at Lance Park.

“New this year, by popular request, is an opportunity for kids to be in a bike parade within the Libertyfest parade,” the Chamber stated in a news release. “They will travel the route from St. John’s to the Chamber parking lot where they will exit the parade.”

The Chamber states bike parade participants will receive a goodie bag and be able to experience part of the Libertyfest parade, which includes catching candy tossed from other parade participants.

“There are lots of new entries this year to bring a new look to the parade,” the Chamber said in a news release.

The parade, however, isn’t the only Libertyfest feature with the event resuming at 4 p.m. at Lance Park.

At Lance Park, according to organizers, visitors will have food options, a beer tent and listen to music presented by D.J. Keith Nowicki.

The Aquanuts, meanwhile, will perform along Lake Mary at 7 p.m.

“After the Aquanut show, DJ Keith will resume entertaining the crowd until the fireworks at dusk,” the Chamber said. “Keith will play music created by Melrose Pyrotechnic that is synchronized to the fireworks display.”

Ace Hardware, 470 N. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes will host a car show in its parking lot after the parade from noon until 4 p.m.

No registration is required to enter the car show, according to the Chamber, which encouraged owners to bring their vehicles and have some fun.

On July 4, local citizens are planning a boat parade around lakes Mary and Elizabeth, the Chamber said.