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4th of July in Milwaukee

Special Event

Start digging through your closet for all your red, white and blue, because the Greater Milwaukee area has got a lot of exciting plans for you. Although the grand fireworks display over Milwaukee's lakefront has been cancelled this year, there are still plenty of other community celebrations taking place. 


4th of July Parade and Hometown Celebrations at Cedarburg

The morning of the fourth, make sure to head to Cedarburg to celebrate Independence Day with music, food and games. As the parade winds down, the excitement remains! Live music will be performed all day, along with entertainment for people of all ages. After a long day of food, music, and fun don’t miss a patriotic concert followed by the fireworsk show.

Mequon-Thiensville Fun Before the 4th 

The Mequon-Thiensville community celebrates Independence Day every year the weekend before the 4th. This year's celebration on Saturday, June 26th includes a parade, activities and entertainment for the entire family, and of course, lots of food. Stay for the fireworks at dusk in Theinsville Park. 

Whitefish Bay 4th of July Celebration 

Whitefish Bay's 4th festivities begin with a parade and end with fireworks over the lake. Don't miss this special celebration that includes kids games, live music and food all at Klode Park. Be sure to lay your blanket out early to reserve your spot for the fireworks.

New Berlin’s 4th of July Festival

New Berlin brings the party to Independence Day with a fully fledged festival experience, including a pie bake-off, carnival games, a parade (and mini parade for the kiddos), and live music and entertainment. 

Wauwatosa Independence Day Celebration

Grab your friends and family for a fireworks display at Hart Park in Tosa on the 4th. Then, on Monday, July 5th, rise and shine for the Independence Day Parade at 9 a.m. Starting on North Avenue, it  is one of the largest parades in the state featuring over 95 units. The parade proceeds west between 80th and 104th Street.

City of Milwaukee Celebrations

For free, family fun check out all the patriotic festivities happening at parks throughout the city. 

Looking for more to do in town?

In addition to local parades and festivals, many area attractions are open on July 4, including the Milwaukee County ZooMilwaukee Art Museum, the Mitchell Park Domes, and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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