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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, doll buggy parades and talent contests. At night the sky is filled with fireworks bursting all over town.

Watch for 2015 Park Programs

Coming Soon!


Celebrations are held at:


Alcott Park
Enderis Playfield
Gordon Park
Humboldt Park      Contest Winners
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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2014 Poster Contest winners 

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

Visit the Fireworks Safety Taskforce for more information and a free coloring book.


Milwaukee County Parks  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.


4th of July Commissioners



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Rocky Marcoux


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

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809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3617