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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.

2019 Theme:

Honor the Stars and Stripes



Click on the parks below for celebration event schedules:

Alcott Park
Enderis Playfield
Gordon Park
Humboldt Park     
Jackson Park - 2019 not available
Dr. M L King, Jr. Park
Lake Park 
Lincoln Park
Mitchell Park
Mitchell Park-Spanish
Noyes Park
Sherman Park
Washington Park
Wilson Park

For current updates, follow these parks on Facebook!

Humboldt Park

Lake Park

Jackson Park

Mitchell Park


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




City of Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux  


Rocky Marcoux


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

The 4rt Milwaukee  

Contact Us

809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3617  


4th of July Commissioners

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

2019 Meeting Dates

  • 3/16/19 - 9 am - 841 N. Broadway
  • 4/20/19 - 9 am - 841 N. Broadway
  • 9/21/19 - 9 am - 841 N. Broadway
  • 11/9/19 - 9 am - 841 N. Broadway

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.