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July 3 Lakefront Fireworks Return!

Sponsored by American Family Insurance, T&M Partners and Milwaukee Parks Foundation

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Fireworks light up the sky over downtown Milwaukee

Fireworks Display

July 3, Milwaukee Lakefront

Head to the lakefront for a 30-minute display. The show will start around 9:30 p.m., with fireworks launched from a designated area in Veterans Park. 

Kites over 100 feet long fly over Veterans Park, with downtown buildings in the background

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 during a free lesson! 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. Lincoln Memorial Drive will close when lots are full and will reopen after the conclusion of the fireworks. 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 on the 2nd or the 3rd.

2023 Rates - CASH ONLY!

Car, $25

Car with trailer, $50

RV, $75

RV with trailer, $100


Save Energy! Ride the Bus!

Parks Beer Stands

July 3, Veterans Park, 11 a.m. until the fireworks start

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!

To help keep the park clean, take your trash home for disposal. Everyone parking in Veterans Park will receive a trash bag for this purpose.  

Cleanup Volunteers Needed!

July 4, 6 –10 a.m.

Location: Veterans Park

July 5, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.*

*Times vary by park, within the range above


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Veterans Park Map

Veterans Park map for July 3


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

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