Biggest Little 4th of July Parade

The Biggest Little 4th of July Parade!

Mikana, WI


If you enjoy our Cedar Lake Fireworks show and make it a annual family event, We need your help. If we are going to continue the Cedar Lake Fireworks we will be depending  on individual donations.  Please consider making an annual pledge to not only continue this patriotic display but make it even better in the future.

Send donations made out to “Cedar Lake Fireworks Fund”  and send to:

Town Clerk

2696 26-26 3/4 ave

Mikana, Wi. 54857


Better yet, click donation button below to make an instant donation.


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Since 1980, Mikana has celebrated our PATRIOTIC PRIDE by hosting The Biggest Little Parade. This fun event is a highlight for residents and visitors alike. As the event has grown, so has the Mikana Parade Raffle, with proceeds supporting the Cedar Lake area. Raffle money has been contributed to Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District, Birchwood Area Food Pantry, Pink Ribbon Advocacy, Educational Foundation of Birchwood, “Angel Fund” at Birchwood School, Birchwood Backpack Program, Timber Bay, Rice Lake Library Building Fund, as well as improvements to Mikana Town Hall and Joel Wosepka Park.

Parade History

"THE BIGGEST LITTLE PARADE IN THE WORLD" was started on July 4th, 1980. In April of 1980, The United States Hockey team defeated the Russian team in the Olympics and a small group of people, fired with patriotic pride, got together and marched through town waving flags....

Parade Events

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Please congratulate Tom and JoAnn Nanstad on being named Grand Marshals of the “Biggest Little 4th of July Parade”.

Tom and JoAnn will be celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary this coming August. They have 3 married children…Mallory, Tyler & JD, 8 grandchildren and a black lab Muzzy. The have lived on Red Cedar Lake for 25 years. Tom has been involved with the parade committee for 20 years and is currently the setup Chairman. He also served on the Red Cedar Town Board for 8 years. Tom was involved in community projects such as the Joel Wosepka Park Pavillion and building of the parade garage behind the Town Hall.

JoAnn retired a couple years ago from the Rice Lake School District after 25 years of service. Tom and JoAnn have a motorhome and enjoy traveling the countryside. They have been to the Southwest and to the Northeast so far and have plans to enjoy many more trips to see this beautiful country.

One of their favorite times of the year is the week of July 4th when all their children and their family plus many relatives come and spend the week together boating, fishing and campfires.