How to Help With Our 4th of July Parade Entry!

Here's how you can help with and/or participate in our 4th of July Parade Entry.

Preserving For 30 Years!

Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve
2017 Parade Float

This year's theme is connected to preserving land, as MIWP has been doing for 30 years!

Happy Anniversary!  Happy 4th of July!!

Pre-parade help needed:

Much of the initial assembly has been completed so do not fear, you will not be recruited for the heavy lifting. However, we hope you will join us at Pixie Martin’s and Jay Erstling's cabin for some camaraderie and just a little manual labor to complete the assembly.  We have tasks for all levels and interests.  If you can wield a stapler, a roll of tape, a safety pin or a zip-tie, your skills will be much appreciated.

To help us, we also need a number of puns relating MIWP or the island to berries, fruit, jam, or preserves/preserving.   If you have those ahead of time, mail them to or bring your creative thinking cap....

We plan to start with the final touches on Monday, July 3rd at 9:00 am so we can end early and have plenty of the day left for more traditional Island fun.  It shouldn't take too long—many hands make light work!

Address and directions:
Fire # 258
Big Oak Blvd.

From Four Corners, turn onto South Shore Road. Take the first drive on the Right (unmarked road but there is a yellow realtor sign at the turn). If you reach the 40 mph sign, you have gone too far. There are three homes; we will meet at the house with the red roof. Call Pixie for directions if needed: 715-747-2522.

Parade participation:

As for the parade day itself, we would love to have you march with us. We have 27 costumes and a few extra roles if you don't want a full costume (banner carrier or candy distribution).  If you are coming, please wear all white or khaki/brown on the bottom half (top half won't be seen). If you aren't able to wear those colors, that's OK, too. We'll take all who would like to parade with us!  Please arrive down by the Marina by about 9:45 am (we'll be there 20 minutes before that) to dress the part and the parade starts at 10:30 am.

Thanks and Happy 4th of July!!

Eric and Jennifer Engstrom are hosting this year, so give a call if you have questions: 651-485-0377 (mobile, so might not answer, but leave a message).