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Milwaukee 4th of July Fireworks, Parade & Events 2024

Pyrotechnic shows, parades, and festivities throughout Milwaukee parks

Dates: July 2–6, 2024

Milwaukee 4th of July Fireworks, Parade & Events
Milwaukee 4th of July Fireworks, Parade & Events

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is a great destination to celebrate America's Independence. Since 1911, when the city hosted July 4th festivities for the first time, Milwaukee has been offering fireworks displays and an array of fun events around the city, such as 5K runs, parades, picnics, games, barbecues, and music concerts in the Greater Milwaukee area to celebrate all the best things about America. Most festivities take place in beautiful parks throughout Milwaukee.

Menomonee Falls 4th of July Parade and Fireworks (July 3, 2024)

The Independence Day Parade takes place on the evening of July 3 at 7 pm. The parade route begins on Appleton Avenue at Elm Lane and proceeds southeast to Woosencraft Drive, ending on Titan Drive. This parade is the largest of the three Menomonee Falls parades, starts at 9:30 pm, and precedes the fireworks show at Menomonee Falls High School. Menomonee Falls is 20 miles (32 km) from Milwaukee or 29 min by car.

Oak Creek 4th of July Fireworks and Parade (July 4, 2024)

In Oak Creek, located 12 miles (19 km) from Milwaukee, the Independence Day celebration starts with the traditional parade and ends with fireworks at Lake Vista Park. The annual 4th of July parade begins at 9:00 a.m. near Edgewood Elementary School and ends at American Legion Post 434. Traditionally, ice cream is given out after the parade. Families can also enjoy a variety of festive activities throughout the day.

The 4th of July Fireworks will kick off at dusk at Lake Vista Park. Organizers provide a free shuttle to Lake Vista Park from Oak Creek East Middle School from 4 pm. Return shuttle service from Lake Vista back to East Middle School will be available until 11 pm. Limited parking in Lake Vista Park is available for visitors.

West Allis 4th of July Fireworks and Parade (July 2 and 4, 2024)

The City of West Allis, located 6,5 miles from Milwaukee, celebrates the 4th of July with a festive parade downtown on July 2. The West Allis Independence Parade, a yearly festive custom, draws approximately 6,000 spectators annually. The current parade showcases decorated floats, marching bands, vintage vehicles, and live performances. The parade route begins at 77th Street and Greenfield Avene continues east on Greenfield towards 70th Street, and ends at Orchard Ave.

The West Allis Independence Day Concert and Festival Foods Fireworks will take place July 4 at the West Allis Athletic Complex at Nathan Hale High School. Food trucks will begin serving at 6:30 pm, so guests can try various delicious foods before the live concert from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at 7:30 p.m. The concert will continue until the beginning of the radiant fireworks display presented by Festival Foods at 9:30 p.m.

Greendale Fireworks | Family 4th Fest (July 3-6, 2024)

You can plan another trip to Greendale, which is located 11 miles (17 km) from Milwaukee, to attend a festival for the whole family and to witness the spectacular fireworks on Independence Day. The Family 4th Fest is four days of amusement rides, food and beverage tents, and live music, beginning at 3 pm. On July 4, visitors can enjoy a fireworks show at dusk.

Milwaukee 4th of July Fireworks

Humboldt Park

Known for its Craft Beer Garden, Humboldt Park also features a large stage for live entertainment, ball fields & courts, and a lagoon for fishing. The 4th of July celebration in the park begins with the parade at 9 am. The procession starts at S. Kinnickinnic Ave. & E. Lincoln Ave. At noon, kids can take part in a decorated vehicle contest, and Donut & Donut Hole Eating Contest, a talent show, and fun activities. The evening entertainment program starts at 7 pm with the singing of the National Anthem. It ends with a fireworks show at 9: 15 pm.

Lake Park

Founded in 1889, Lake Park is one of the oldest in the area. The celebration at Lake Park starts at 9 am with the Parade from Hartford Avenue School and Maryland Avenue School. From 10 am, children can enjoy ice cream, games, a bike decorating contest, and a water balloon toss. Fireworks are planned for 9:15 pm.

Jackson Park

Jackson Park is a large 117-acre oasis. It hosts the 4th of July Parade, which starts in the St. Gregory parking lot, at 60th Street & Oklahoma Ave. After the parade at 8:30 am, there is a flag-raising ceremony, children’s and family games, and demonstrations. The day ends with a fireworks show at 9:15 pm.

Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park, known for its conservatory (the Domes), hosts a parade at 9 am, followed by flag raising, costume, bike & trike decorating contest for kids, the pie-eating contest, and other fun competitions. Evening entertainment starts at 6 pm with DJ Music and live bands. At 9:15 pm, a fireworks display illuminates the skies.

Wilson Park

Wilson Park hosts a 4th of July Parade at 8:15 am. It begins at S. 20th St. & W. Howard Ave. The parade is followed by ice cream, flag ceremony, National Anthem singing, bounce Houses and games, Bike decorating contest, and a special performance by The Milwaukee Flyers. Fireworks over the park will be launched at 9:15 pm.

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