By Tim Kowols
Thousands of residents and visitors from as far as New York and California visited Door County communities Tuesday to celebrate at Independence Day events. Festivities kicked off at 10 a.m. in Baileys Harbor with their annual Independence Day parade. Nick Georgiopoulos of Park Ridge, Ill. has attended the parade for at least the last 10 years with his family to visit his in-laws living part-time in Baileys Harbor. Georgiopoulos says the parade keeps him coming back year after year.
His mother-in-law, Ginny Siegel says her home away from home does a great job of putting on the parade.
Following the Egg Harbor parade in the afternoon featuring the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, other communities hosted their own Independence Day activities capped off with fireworks in Baileys Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, Gills Rock and Washington Island.
Click for a video of the parade below:
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