10 Places To Watch Fireworks This Year in Milwaukee (2024)

The City of Milwaukee’s Fourth of July festivities will once again take place on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Milwaukee has a long-standing tradition of celebrating this great American holiday with community events, dating back to 1911.

This year’s theme, “Working Together for a Better U.S.A.,” emphasizes the importance of unity and collaboration.

Please note: The Lakefront Fireworks are canceled this year due to lack of sponsorship.

REMEMBER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Milwaukee.

Participating Parks and Activities

Below is a list of parks that will be hosting daytime activities and/or fireworks displays.

ParkDaytime ActivitiesFireworks
Alcott ParkYESYES
3751 S 97th St
Enderis PlayfieldYESNO
2978 N 72nd St
Gordon ParkYESYES
2828 N Humboldt Blvd
Humboldt ParkYESYES
3000 S Howell Ave
Jackson ParkNOYES
3500 W Forest Home Ave
King CenterYESNO
1531 W Vliet St
Lake ParkYESYES
3233 E Kenwood Blvd
Lincoln ParkNOYES
1301 W Hampton Ave
Mitchell ParkYESYES
524 S Layton Blvd
Noyes ParkNOYES
8235 Good Hope Rd
Washington ParkNOYES
1859 N 40th St
Wilson ParkYESYES
1601 W Howard Ave

For more information, visit the Milwaukee County Parks website.

Beyond Milwaukee

Take a short trip outside city limits to enjoy festive Independence Day activities in the Greater Milwaukee area. Here are some highlights:

Brown Deer

  • Location: Village Park, 4920 W. Green Brook Drive
  • Activities: Food trucks, beer tent, live music, games
  • Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.

Cudahy

  • Location: Less than 10 miles from Milwaukee
  • Activities: Bike parade, free ice cream and Cracker Jacks, live music
  • Fireworks: 9:15 p.m.

Franklin

  • Location: Next to the Franklin Public Library
  • Activities: 3-day event with live music, games, rides, contests, parade
  • Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2

Glendale

  • Location: Kletzsch Park
  • Activities: Parade, food truck festival, birthday cake giveaway, live music
  • Fireworks: At dusk

Greendale

  • Location: Historic downtown
  • Activities: 4-day event with amusement rides, carnival games, festival food, craft beer and wine tasting
  • Fireworks: At dusk on July 4

Greenfield

  • Location: Konkel Park, Layton Avenue
  • Activities: Beauty pageant, bike decorating contest, free ice cream, live music
  • Fireworks: Approximately 9:45 p.m.

Hales Corners

  • Activities: Firecracker Four Run/Walk, antique and classic car show, children’s parade with ice cream, patriotic pet costume contest, UW Marching Band performance
  • Fireworks: In the evening

Oak Creek

  • Location: Vista Park
  • Activities: Citywide celebration
  • Fireworks: At dusk

Shorewood

  • Location: Atwater Park
  • Activities: Live music, food, drinks
  • Fireworks: 9:00 p.m.

Wauwatosa

  • Activities: Parade at 9:00 a.m., followed by Family Fun Fest, live music, food
  • Fireworks: 9:15 p.m.

West Allis

  • Activities: Independence Day Parade on July 1 at 10:00 a.m., City of West Allis’s July Grandstand and Fireworks show at State Fair Park on July 4
  • Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. on July 4

Whitefish Bay

  • Activities: Parade at 11:30 a.m. on Silver Spring Drive, festivities at Klode Park including carnival games, fair food, rides
  • Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy the vibrant celebrations and have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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