Milwaukee County Parks

Lakefront Fireworks

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July 3 Lakefront Fireworks Return!

Sponsored by American Family Insurance, Kelben Foundation, Wintrust/Town Bank, and Milwaukee Parks Foundation

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Fireworks Display

July 3, Milwaukee Lakefront

Head to the lakefront for a 45-minute display. The show will start around 9:30 p.m., with fireworks launched from barges on Lake Michigan. 

Fireworks Kite Festival

July 3, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Veterans Park, area near Gift of Wings

Presented by Gift of Wings

See giant kites flying above the park and give kite-flying a try at free lessons! It all takes place in the designated kite-flying area in Veterans Park. Bring your own kite or buy one at the Gift of Wings kite store. 


Parking Details

July 3, Veterans Park, 6 a.m. - Conclusion of Fireworks

Parking operations at the lakefront will begin at 6 a.m. on July 3. All lots can be accessed from Lincoln Memorial Drive and are first-come, first-served. There are no in-out privileges once a vehicle enters the grounds. All vehicles are asked to leave the grounds after the fireworks display has concluded. Absolutely NO overnight parking is allowed--the 2nd or the 3rd.

2022 Rates

Car $25
Car with trailer $50
RV $75
RV with trailer $100


Parks Beer Stands

July 3, Veterans Park, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Parks staff will be pouring beers from local breweries all day. Stands will be located throughout the grounds. Proceeds from beer sales help support future park projects. 

And a Good Time Was Had by All:
Cleanup Volunteers Needed!

July 4, midnight - 4 a.m.


  • Bradford Beach
  • Lake Park
  • McKinley Park
  • Veterans Park

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July 5, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.


  • Bender Park
  • Dineen Park
  • Gordon Park
  • Grant Park
  • Humboldt Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Lake Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Mitchell Park
  • Noyes Park
  • Warnimont Park
  • Washington Park
  • Wilson Park

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Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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