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Independence Day / "Fourth of July"
Celebrations & Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks at Kletzsch Park

From parades and flag-raising ceremonies to bike-decorating and patriotic pet-costume contests, local municipalities are planning family-friendly activities at various sites during the day, and many plan fireworks in the evening. Be sure to check the event organizer's website / facebook page for details about the offerings at the location you'd like to visit!

City of Cudahy

Sheridan Park, 4800 S. Lake Drive
Decorate the kids' bikes and start your celebration with the parade at noon. Then, from 1-6 p.m., visit Library Square for music by 5 Card Studs, games, and food. Finally, find a spot to set down your blanket at Sheridan Park for the fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Learn More About the Sheridan Park Event 


Fourth of July Parade Unit along Milwaukee River Parkway

City of Glendale

Kletzsch Park, 6650 N. Milwaukee River Parkway
Everyone is invited to come to the Parade Extravaganza along the Milwaukee River Parkway at 10 a.m., and to return to Kletzsch Park at 4:30 p.m. for the Food Truck Festival, bouncy houses, dunk tank, face painting, henna tattoos, and the famed Summer Soak. The Mayor's Welcome kicks off the evening of live music by Failure to Launch, from 6-9 p.m., and the Grand Fireworks Display, at 9:15 p.m.  Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets!

Get Details on the Kletzsch Park Event

City of Milwaukee Events

# after a park name indicates daytime activities
* after a park name indicates a fireworks display

  • Alcott Park: # * - 3751 S. 97th St.
  • Gordon Park: # * - 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd.
  • Humboldt Park: # * - 3000 S. Howell Ave.
  • Jackson Park: * - 3500 W. Forest Home Ave.
  • King Community Center: # - in King Park, 
    1531 W. Vliet St.
  • Lake Park: # * - 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd.
  • Lincoln Park: * - 1301 W. Hampton Ave.
  • Mitchell Park: # * - 524 S. Layton Blvd.
  • Noyes Park: * - 8235 W. Good Hope Road
  • Washington Park: * - 1859 N. 40th St.
  • Wilson Park: # * - 1601 W. Howard Ave.

Get details on each City of Milwaukee celebration


City of South Milwaukee

Grant Park, Areas #5, #5A & #6,
100 Hawthorne Ave.
The Call to Colors kicks of the day, at 10 a.m., followed by the kiddie parade. Then it's off to the park for races and games . . .AND. . . ice cream! Other activities entertain the kiddos during the day. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. RAIN DATE: July 5

Learn More About the Grant Park Event


City of Wauwatosa

Hoyt Park, Pool, 1800 Swan Blvd. 

Gather the family for the holiday parade! The parade steps off from the Hoyt Pool Parking lot at 9 a.m. After the parade, from 1-3 p.m., enjoy the program at the Library / City Hall parking lot. (Fireworks are postponed to Aug. 7.)

Get Details on Wauwatosa's Event


Hales Corners Fourth of July - Bed Races

Village of Hales Corners

Celebrate the Fourth! Activities at Hales Corners park and surrounding areas begin with the Firecracker Four four-mile run. Spend the day and enjoy TWO PARADES: at 9:30 a.m., the children's parade, AND, at 4 p.m., the Community Parade. Fun includes bed races (nearby), the patriotic pet-costume contest, children's field games, a hot-dog-eating contest, and more! To participate in a parade or contest, SIGN UP at the Village website!

Get Updates on the Hales Corners Event


9480 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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