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Happy 4th of July!

Milwaukee is one of the best places in the country to celebrate the Fourth of July, according to WalletHub. Ranked 7th in the country, you are guaranteed to have a great time no matter how you’re celebrating!

Get your Red, White & Blue on because celebrations will be happening all over the city! From parades & fireworks, to boating and family festivals, there is something for everyone to celebrate Independence Day!

If you’re planning to head down to Summerfest, you’re in for one of the biggest celebrations in the city! Not only is Summerfest the World’s Largest Music Festival, but they put on quite the impressive firework show! Head down to the Henry Maier Festival Park along the Lakefront for front-row seats to the July 3rd fireworks show! The Milwaukee Lakefront Fireworks will take place at 9:25 p.m. July 3 at Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. The show will last 60 minutes.

Don’t feel like dodging the crowds at the Lakefront? You’re in luck! There are parades & fireworks all around Milwaukee and its surrounding suburbs. Grab some snacks & blankets and take the family to one of these locations for a more relaxed night of celebrations!


Things kick off in Bayside with a parade at 9 a.m. starting from Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane.


The main parade starts at West Loomis Road and Forest Hill Avenue at 11 a.m.

There will be carnival and helicopter rides, food, free kids face painting, a performance from the Wisconsin Marching Band and other shows.

A fireworks display is at 9:30 p.m.


Traditional Fourth of July parade at 3pm.

The parade starts from Oakland Avenue and Kensington Boulevard and proceeds south to Oakland and Edgewood Avenue.

The fun continues at 5:30 p.m. at Atwater Park at Capitol Drive and Lake Drive with entertainment and food.

Fireworks are set to follow at 9:15 p.m.

South Milwaukee

Grant Park Picnic Area 5 for festivities starting at 10 a.m. at Grant Park Picnic Area 5 on July 4.

For the kiddos, there will be a bike and costume parade with judging, races and a bouncy house. For adults, there's the Milwaukee County Traveling Beer Garden. And there's food for all.

Delta V and the Pop Rockets will be performing at 1 p.m. and MIAW outdoor wrestling is at 2 p.m.

Fireworks shoot off at 9:30 p.m.


Get ready for "A Very Tosa Fourth," because that's the theme of Wauwatosa's parade this year.

It begins at 9 a.m. at 80th Street and North Avenue and proceeds west to 104th Street.

Fireworks will start at dusk at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwatosa.

West Allis

Fireworks are at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at the Milwaukee Mile at State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. A grand stand show is beforehand at 8:30 p.m. with a flag presentation and Elvis impersonator.

Whitefish Bay

Get ready for a full day of fun and patriotism in Whitefish Bay.

Festivities get started at 11:30 a.m. with the Fourth of July parade getting under way from Kent Avenue and Silver Spring Drive.

Most of the day's fun takes place at Klode Park, 5900 N. Lake Drive, including food, games and music.

Fireworks start at about 9:30 p.m.

For a detailed list of all parades and events happening in surrounding suburbs, check out this helpful article:



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