In Wisconsin celebrating the United States’ independence takes more than a single day. Wisconsin likes to begin its festivities the last weekend in June just so it can give America the true respect and celebration that it deserves. In fact the biggest firework show in the Midwest, Rhythm and Booms takes place in Madison, Wisconsin and you don’t want to miss it.
Rhythm and Booms is a charitable event where people of all ages, sizes and colors come together to view one of the most extravagant fire work shows in all the land. The event first began in 1993 and upwards to 200,000 people regularly attend the event. It begins with a beautiful Wisconsin day, the sun is shining and the people begin gathering on the lawn. Everyone makes sure to get there spot dialed in so that they can watch the extravagant boom in the sky while listening to the elegant rhythm from the speakers.
Although the fire works are the main attraction at Rhythm and Booms there is also plenty of other things to see. Bands of all sorts begin rocking out on stage at 2pm and keep rocking until the sun goes down around 11pm. People all the while are dancing, drinking the finest craft beer and eating the finest foods that Madison has to offer.
In the years past the show was normally held at Warner Park but inn 2014 for the first time in Rhythm and Booms’ history, the show is being displayed over Lake Monona, offering spectacular viewing from many sites around Madison. However, to get the true experience, including professional sound production and daylong festivities you must travel to John Nolen Drive.
Although there will be plenty of venders offering food and snacks at this event if you’re feeling something a little more sustainable than a pulled pork sandwich it is recommended that you try some of the great restaurants that Wisconsin’s capital has to offer. The Pizza Oven, Kens Meats and Deli and Wilson’s Bar and Grill are all located right near Lake Monona and are the best restaurants in the area.