U.S Flag with sparklers for 4th of July

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation and the freedoms we cherish. Every year, Milwaukee has numerous firework events that allow us to come together in patriotic spirit and enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Here’s a guide to some of the happenings in Milwaukee for the 4th of July 2024:

Milwaukee Lakefront Fireworks

Date: July 3

Time: 9:30 p.m.

One of the most popular 4th of July firework displays, which attracts over 100,000 people to Milwaukee’s lakefront, is an over 50-year tradition. On Sunday, July 3, the 45-minute fireworks display will begin around 9:30 pm. Community members are invited to return to Veterans Park, Bradford Beach, or Lake Park for the best viewing locations.

West Allis Fireworks

Date: July 4

Time: 9:30 p.m.

The City of West Allis Independence Day Concert and Festival Foods Fireworks will take place Tuesday, July 4 at the West Allis Athletic Complex at Nathan Hale High School. This event features live music from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starting at 7:30. Parking at the West Allis is $10 per car or $5 per motorcycle. All proceeds benefit the WAWM High School Booster Clubs.

Greenfield Fireworks

Date: July 4

Time: 9:45 p.m.

Greenfield’s celebration extends over four days from July 3-6 at Konkel Park. The highlight is the fireworks display on the 4th at 9:45 p.m. The festivities include a beauty pageant, bike decorating contest, free ice cream, and live music, ensuring fun for the whole family.

Wauwatosa Parade 

Date: July 4

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Although Wauwatosa has rescheduled its fireworks to August 7, they will still host a parade on July 4th with the theme “Honoring Our First Responders.” The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m., departing from the Hoyt Pool parking lot. The route runs north on Swan Boulevard or 92nd Street, turns right on North Avenue, and ends near 80th Street, as per the city website.

Tips for Enjoying the 4th of July in Milwaukee

Family enjoying the 4th of July fireworks
  • Arrive Early: To secure the best viewing spots, arrive well before the scheduled start times.
  • Bring Essentials: Pack blankets, chairs, snacks, and water to ensure a comfortable experience.
  • Parking: Be aware of parking restrictions and consider using public transportation or ride-sharing services.
  • Stay Informed: Check the event websites or local news for any updates or changes to schedules.
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