Milwaukee Fireworks, Parades & Celebrations

Celebrate with community fun, food, fireworks and more at one of these Milwaukee-area locations.

Festivities by County:


Milwaukee County 

City of Milwaukee Various Milwaukee parks will host fireworks displays. For a complete listing of participating locations go to:

Cudahy Parade at noon, followed by festivities at Library Square. 9pm fireworks at Sheridan Park.

Franklin The children’s parade starts at 10:30am and the main parade is at 11am. Light the Night! Fantastic Fireworks at 9:30pm on July 4, and a drone light show at 9:30pm on July 5.

Glendale Children’s parade starts at 10am followed by main parade. Food truck festival 4:30-9 pm, live music 6-9 pm, fireworks at dusk

Greendale Greendale Lions Family 4th Fest runs from July 3-July 6 on Broad Street in downtown Greendale.

Greenfield Parade begins at 12:15pm. Ceremonies and activities are held at Konkel Park.

Shorewood 3pm parade followed by festivities and fireworks at Atwater Park. 

St. Francis Parade at 2pm with festivities at Milton Vretenar Park from 3-9pm; fireworks at 9pm.

Wauwatosa Parade begins at 9am, with an afternoon program from 1-3pm in the City Hall parking lot. 

West Allis Parade at 7pm, followed by live music and fireworks.

Whitefish Bay Parade begins at 11:30am, followed by food, kids games, live music, beverages and a fireworks finale at Klode Park at 9:30pm.

Ozaukee County   

Cedarburg 10am parade followed by all-day picnic in Cedar Creek Park. Live music and beautiful fireworks at dusk, set from Adlai Horn Park.

Grafton Holidaze Grafton’s Independence Day celebration parade starts at 4pm on June 29, followed by a celebration with food, beverages, live music, games and fireworks at Paramount Plaza and Lime Kiln Park. 

Port Washington A Hometown Fourth of July celebration is held at the Port Washington Marina with fireworks at dusk. 

Washington County

Germantown Parade starts at 4pm, followed by a celebration at Firemen’s Park from 5-9pm.

West Bend Parade begins at 9:30am, followed by all-day festivities at Regner Park.

Waukesha County

Menomonee Falls The parade is held on July 3 at 7pm, followed by fireworks near Menomonee Falls High School. 

Pewaukee The parade begins at 3pm, with fun activities at Kiwanis Park from 4pm to dusk, followed by fireworks.

Waukesha The Independence Day fireworks celebration is held at 6-9:30pm July 3 at Lowell Park. The “Through The Decades” parade begins at 11am July 4.