2023 Independence Day Celebrations


Milwaukee Lakefront Fireworks

Watch a stunning fireworks display beginning at 9:30pm, July 3 at Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. Paid parking along the lakefront opens at 6am. Lots can be accessed through Lincoln Memorial Dr.

City of Milwaukee 

Fireworks displays take place in various parks throughout the city.


The Independence Day parade begins at 10am, followed by an all-day picnic and festivities, including live music, in Cedar Creek Park. A fireworks show set from Adlai Horn Park begins at dusk. Cedarburg.org


The annual parade starts at noon, followed by family-friendly activities, a veterans’ reception, and live music by the WhiskeyBelles, until 6pm. Fireworks will be launched from Sheridan Park, east of the pond at 9:15pm. cudahy-wi.gov


The city hosts three days of community fun, including an Independence parade, children’s parade, carnival, cornhole tournament, and more, June 30-July 2 at Lions Legend Park. franklinwi.gov 


The parade begins at 2pm, followed by games, food, and music in Fireman’s Park. Fireworks begin at dusk. Germantownchamber.org


The annual parade begins at 9:30am (the children’s parade begins at 8:50am, with free ice cream to participants under 16). A reading of the Declaration of Independence takes place at 8:45am at Village Hall. A fireworks display is held at Greendale High School’s Brinkman Field at dusk. greendale.org/index.php

MIlwaukee Fireworks


The city’s festivities begin at 11am at Konkel Park, with a bike decorating contest at 11:30am, the annual parade starts at 68th and Layton Aves. at 12:15pm, a free ice cream giveaway, Mini, Little, and Miss Greenfield pageants, and live music from American Graffiti. Fireworks begin at 9:45pm.


The parade kicks off at 3pm, passing through the lakefront landing at Kiwanis Village Park. The Pewaukee Lake Waterski Club presents a show at 6pm, followed by live music at Lakefront Park at 8pm and fireworks over Pewaukee Lake at dusk. visitwaukesha.org/event/pewaukee-4th-of-july-festivities/ 

Port Washington

The city’s hometown parade starts at 10am, followed by a community picnic at Veterans Memorial Park, a bounce house, a bike judging contest and  live music from The Verdict from noon-2pm. Pirates’ Hollow Waterpark presents family-friendly activities. A fireworks display at Coal Dock Park begins at dusk. visitportwashington.com/events/ 


The parade begins at East Kensington and Oakland Ave. at 2pm. Enjoy live music at Atwater Park at 7pm, followed by fireworks at 9pm.

St. Francis

The city’s annual parade begins at 2pm, followed by Independence Day festivities, live music by The Now, and food trucks at Milton Vretenar Park. Fireworks begin at the park at 9pm.


The celebration, with the theme of “United We Rock!,” begins with the city’s annual downtown parade at 11am. From 6-9:30pm, Lowell Park will host music by the Cheap Shots, a beer garden, and food trucks, along with fireworks at 9:30pm. waukesha-wi.gov/ 

West Allis

The annual parade will be held at 10am July 1 in the city’s downtown area. On July 4, enjoy a performance by Failure to Launch at 8:30pm, followed by Festival Foods and Fireworks. westalliswi.gov/  

Whitefish Bay

The parade begins at 11:30am at the corner of Kent Ave. and Silver Spring Dr. Head to Klode Park for festivities, including live music, and food and drink vendors, beginning at 12:30pm. Fireworks start at 9:30pm at Klode Park Bluff.