Fourth of July Celebrations



Fees & Regulations | Event Site & Parking Map



July 3rd at the Lakefront 2015

Spend the entire day at the Lakefront!

  • Fireworks Kite Festival
    July 3, 2015, begining at 11 a.m. Learn more about it at
    Gift of Wings
  • US Bank Fireworks at the Lakefront
    July 3, 2015, 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.


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 Saturday, July 4, 2015. 

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, 2015 – call the City Hall operator at (414) 286-2150.


Additional Celebrations – 2015

  • City of South Milwaukee at Grant Park, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave. For details visit the South Milwaukee's website (external link)
  • 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) 

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