A wide variety of events, held by many different organizations comprise what everyone knows as "Liberty Fest."
A few events have canceled or changed this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Below is the current schedule with community events, along with a list of canceled events at the end. Individual events, such as live music at local bars, are not listed.
Friday, July 3
9 a.m.—Sunset View Golf Tournament at Sunset View Golf Course, 1015 25 25-1/4 St., rural Chetek.
6–8 p.m.—Vintage Base Ball Game at Denny Overby Field, behind Kwik Trip
8 p.m.—#FlyHigh 56 Owen Knutson Memorial Wooden Bat Softball Tournament at Denny Overby Field behind Kwik Trip
Saturday, July 4
No time set—Fishy Four virtual race
7–11 a.m.—Masonic Pancake Breakfast at the Chetek Masonic Lodge, 216 Morrison St.
9 a.m.—#FlyHigh 56 Owen Knutson Memorial Wooden Bat Softball Tournament continues at Denny Overby Field behind Kwik Trip
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.—Craft & Vendor Event at The Mill, 646 Banks St.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—Wisconsin Indian Head Country Art & Craft Fair at Airport Park on Lakeview Drive
12 p.m.—Vintage warplane flyover, anthem and flag raising on the Long Bridge. Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from approximately 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be open to pedestrians.
10 p.m.—Fireworks over Lake Chetek at dark. Fireworks will be launched from a floating platform anchored at the sand bar. Boaters must remain outside of the 450-foot safety zone.
Sunday, July 5
10 a.m.—Church on the Beach non-denominational service at Chetek City Beach on Lakeview Drive. Bring a chair to sit on.
9 a.m.— #FlyHigh 56 Owen Knutson Memorial Wooden Bat Softball Tournament continues at Denny Overby Field behind Kwik Trip
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Wisconsin Indian Head Country Art & Craft Fair at Airport Park on Lakeview Drive
12 p.m.—Chuck Shaaf Memorial Horse Pull at R-Bar, 1190 @5th St., rural Cameron.
Not happening this year are the Chetek Chanber’s Liberty Fest parade, beach party, block party, kids’ activities at Phillips Park, Gary Haugen Softball Tournament and shuttle service; Vintage Voyagers’ Blast from the Past car show; Chetek Lane’s volleyball tournament; WorldWise Pupils with Passports’ World’s Fare music and food truck event at Phillips Park; and Stitching Sisters’ Liberty Fest Quilt Show at The Center.
Any cancellations were decided individually by the event’s parent organization. For example, public health recommendations, economic factors and the ability to find volunteers and sponsors were some of the reasons the Chamber canceled its larger events.
The Chetek Alert will not be publishing a Liberty Fest brochure this year.