Fourth of July Celebrations

Fees & Regulations | Event Site & Parking Map

July 3rd at the Lakefront 2016

Spend the entire day at the Lakefront!

  • Fireworks Kite Festival
    July 3, 2016, begining at 11 a.m. Learn more about it at
    Gift of Wings
  • United States Navy Band Great Lakes: Horizon 
    Enjoy the music of the seven-piece contemporarty ensemble
    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    At the stage near Gift of Wings kite store
     
    Playing Classic Rock hits, Motown, Country, Funk, and Jazz.
    For details, visit http://www.netc.navy.mil/nstc/navyband/horizon.html!
  • US Bank Fireworks at the Lakefront
    July 3, 2016, at dusk (about 9:25pm)

"Watch the skies light over the lakefront in Milwaukee for 60 minutes of 'oohs and aahs'." The popular hour-long July 3rd fireworks have been a tradition in our community and attract quite a crowd. Plan to arrive early.

There is no vehicular overnight parking in Veterans Park on July 2 or 3 -- See the Fees & Regulations and Event Site & Parking Map

To ensure pedestrian and vehicular safety, the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department will at some point close vehicular access to North Lincoln Memorial Drive, so plan ahead.

Pack it in, Pack it out!
So everyone can enjoy a clean, safe, and fun Fourth of July, the Milwaukee County Parks and the City of Milwaukee's Fourth of July Commission remind you to place trash in the proper containers or to take it with you.

 

Community Fourth of July Celebrations

Celebrate the Fourth in your Milwaukee County Parks. Programs such as parades and talent contests vary from park to park. All parks  listed in the City of Milwaukee have celebrations Monday, July 4, 2016. 

There are NO picnic permits or building-rental permits issued for the Fourth of July -- See the Fees & Regulations

Pack it in, Pack it out!
So everyone can enjoy a clean, safe, and fun Fourth of July, the Milwaukee County Parks and the City of Milwaukee's Fourth of July Commission remind you to place trash in the proper containers or to take it with you.

Celebration & Fireworks presented by the City of Milwaukee's Fourth of July Commission

  • Alcott, 3751 S. 97 St.  (ground-display fireworks)
  • Gordon, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd. 
  • Humboldt, 3000 S. Howell Ave. 
  • Jackson, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave. 
  • King, 1531 W. Vliet St. (no fireworks) 
  • Lake, 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd. 
  • Lincoln, 1301 W. Hampton Ave. 
  • Mitchell, 2200 W. Pierce St.  
  • Noyes, 8235 W. Good Hope Rd. 
  • Sherman, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd. (no fireworks)  
  • Washington, 1859 N. 40 St. 
  • Wilson, 1601 W. Howard Ave.   

For more information, visit the City of Milwaukee's Fourth of July Commission website  
For more information the day of the event – July 4, 2016 – call the City Hall operator at (414) 286-2150.

 

Additional Celebrations

  • City of South Milwaukee at Grant Park, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave. For details visit the South Milwaukee's website (external link)
    Be sure to catch a performance by the US Navy Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors (brass quintet) or the Fair Winds (woodwind quintet) - near the Traveling Beer Garden in Grant Park
  • Village of Hales Corners at Hales Corners Park, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd. For details visit the Hales Corners website and select "Events & Programs" (external link)
  • City of Glendale at Kletzsch Park, 6560 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy. For details visit the Glendale website (external link)
  • City of Cudahy at Sheridan Park, 4800 S. Lake Dr. For details visit the City of Cudahy's website (external link) 
  • City of St. Francis at the Oak Leaf Trail, north of Sheridan Park, 4800 S. Lake Dr. For details visit the City of St. Francis website (external link)



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