The population of Minocqua and the surrounding area is more than 10,000 people. During the July 4th holiday though, many expect that number to double or even triple. Many visitors come to the northwoods to experience the food and shopping that the area has to offer.
Still others just want to be near the water during the 4th, but all want to have fun and be a part of the celebration that happens in Minocqua. Whatever the interests are, the area is getting ready for the busiest part of the year.
Kim Baltus, Executive Director of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce says, "When we think of the 4th of July in Minocqua, we have to gear up for this. Our retailers, restaurants, and lodging areas look forward to this time of year. We know that this is our biggest two weeks during the summer.
While many visitors come from Norther Illinois or Southern Wisconsin, the Chamber of Commerce has found international tourists also come in. They say that it is because there are many things for people to do during the 4th of July celebration.
The Minocqua Bats are the longest running amateur ski show in the country and have shows almost every day next week. People can even enjoy nature by taking a pontoon ride or ride a bike in the wilderness on some of the prettiest trails around.
The chamber encourages people to relax when they to the northwoods and do whatever is fun for them.