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Since 1911, the City of Milwaukee has provided its citizens, neighbors and visitors a safe and friendly celebration of America’s independence.

In parks throughout the city, families and friends gather for picnics, games, bicycle and doll buggy parades and talent contests. At night the sky is filled with fireworks bursting all over town.

2017 Theme:

Working Together for a Better U.S.A



Click on the parks below for celebration event schedules:
(2017 schedules coming soon!)


Alcott Park
Enderis Playfield
Gordon Park
Humboldt Park     
Jackson Park
Dr. M L King, Jr. Park
Lake Park 
Lincoln Park
Mitchell Park
Noyes Park
Sherman Park
Washington Park
Wilson Park

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Humboldt Park, Lake Park, Jackson Park

Celebrate the 4th of July safely!
Fireworks are illegal in the City of Milwaukee.




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Rocky Marcoux


Phone: (414) 286-5800
Fax: (414) 286-5467

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Contact Us

809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3617  


4th of July Commissioners

  • Cheryl Cieciwa, Chair
  • Judith Kohnlein
  • Dennis Loppnow
  • Naomi Miller
  • Tim Murphy


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    Milwaukee's 4th of July Celebration would not be possible without the support and cooperation of Milwaukee County Parks.
    Additional support provided by Milwaukee Public Schools recreation division.