Local 4th of July Event Guide

Currently updating with 2019 4th of July information.

Looking for all the 4th of July parades, activities, and fireworks? Lake Country Family Fun has you covered for Waukesha County and the surrounding area for all the fun with our Local 4th of July Event Guide, so you won’t miss out on one bit!  If you have a parade or firework display that is not listed please send an email to lakecountryfamilyfun@gmail.com, and it will be added to the list!  The fun isn’t only on the 4th of July, it actually starts in June!  This is by far one of my favorite times of year, the small town USA spirit is truly alive in the Lake Country area to celebrate Independence Day!

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Below is the listing of all the events, parades, and fireworks for Independence Day 2019.  They are organized first by parades and then by fireworks, lastly by the day of the event. Plus, be sure to check out Lake Country Family Fun’s parade survival tips to maximize your 4th of July fun! For the details of a particular event, click the description and it will lead you to the particular calendar event for all the details. Please remember times are sometimes approximate, such as fireworks at dusk. Lake Country Family Fun is not responsible for changes to scheduled events, fireworks, parades etc…and some of these outdoor events may be weather dependent.

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  • Sussex 4th of July Kiddie Parade

    Bring your kiddos to the annual Sussex 4th of July Kiddie Parade!  As always, there will be a Kiddi…

    July 4 @ 9:15 am10:00 am
  • East Troy 4th of July Parade

    Menomonee Falls Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Lake Keesus July Parade Stone Bank Pewaukee 4th of July Parade Decorating contest Brookfield 4th of July Parade and Ice Cream Social Waukesha 4th of July Parade Watertown 4th of July Parade New Berlin 4th of July Parade New Berlin Kiddie Parade 4th of July Parades Lake Country Family Fun Delafield Community Parade

    The East Troy Lions Club Fourth of July parade will start at 12:00 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019. The p…

    July 7 @ 12:00 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb…

    July 26 @ 6:00 pm11:55 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb…

    July 27 @ 8:00 am11:55 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb…

    July 28 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Village of Lac La Belle Fireworks

    The Village of Lac La Belle will be shooting off their fireworks from Camp Olin Sang Ruby at dusk. *…

    July 3 @ 9:00 pm
  • Elm Grove Family Fun Fest (4th of July)

    Bring your family to the Elm Grove Family Fun Fest! The Family Fun Fest is run by the Elm Grove Juni…

    July 4 @ 8:30 am9:30 pm
  • Okauchee Lake 4th of July Fireworks

    Bring your family to the Okauchee Lake 4th of July Fireworks! Join the Okauchee Lake community in ce…

    July 4 @ 8:30 pm
  • Sussex WI Fireworks

    Come out to watch the Sussex Fireworks with your family this 4th of July 2019! 9:20 p.m. – Sus…

    July 4 @ 9:20 pm
  • Pewaukee Lake Fireworks

    The Pewaukee Lake fireworks will be at dusk, view them from Lakefront Park or the beach! Your family…

    July 4 @ 9:30 pm
  • East Troy 4th of July Fireworks

    The East Troy 4th of July Fireworks, organized by the East Troy Lions, will start at dark/dusk on Sa…

    July 6 @ 9:00 pm
  • Rumble by the River

    Join in for the 9th Annual Rumble by the River event! The Tractor Pull event is presented by the Vil…

    July 12 @ 4:00 pm11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • Rumble by the River

    Join in for the 9th Annual Rumble by the River event! The Tractor Pull event is presented by the Vil…

    July 13 @ 2:00 pm11:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb…

    July 26 @ 6:00 pm11:55 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb…

    July 27 @ 8:00 am11:55 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb…

    July 28 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Parades, Fireworks & Festivals by Day

(These are 2018 dates. We will update with 2019 dates ASAP.)

June 22 –

·         St. Mary’s Fun Festival fireworks as part of St. Mary’s Family Fun Festival June 22-24

June 23 –

·         Kettle Moraine Fireworks as part of Kettle Moraine Days June 22-24

·         Lake Mills Parade

June 29 –

·         Hartland Hometown Celebration fireworks

June 30 –

·         Hartland Hometown Celebration

·         Oconomowoc Parade at 5pm

·         Oconomowoc Fireworks

·         Delafield Fireworks

July 1 –

·         Hartland Hometown Parade at 1:30pm

·         East Troy Parade and Fireworks

July 2 –

·         New Berlin Family Festival

July 3 –  

·         New Berlin Family Festival

·         Stone Bank 4th of July Festival

·         Menomonee Falls Parade at 7:00 pm

·         Menomonee Falls Fireworks

·         Watertown Celebration and Fireworks

·         Lac La Belle Fireworks

·         Watertown Fireworks

·         Muskego Celebration and Fireworks

·         Milwaukee Downtown Fireworks

July 4 –

·         Town of Brookfield Picnic and Parade at 9am

·         Wauwatosa Parade at 9am

·         Sussex Kiddie Parade at 9:15am

·         New Berlin Kiddie Parade at 9:30am

·         Pewaukee Bicycle and Doll Buggy Decorating contest at 10:00 am

·         Delafield Parade at 10am

·         Brookfield Parade at 10am and Ice Cream Social

·         Watertown Parade at 10am and Celebration to follow

·         Waukesha Parade at 10am

·         Elm Grove Family Fun Fest 

·         Stone Bank Parade at 11am

·         New Berlin Parade at 1pm

·         Butler Parade at 2pm

·         Pewaukee Parade at 3pm

·         Hales Corners Parade at 4pm

·         Brookfield Family Fest and Fireworks

·         New Berlin Fireworks

·         Pewaukee Lake Fireworks

·         Waukesha Fireworks

·         Sussex Fireworks

·         Okauchee Lake Fireworks

·         Butler Fireworks

·         New Berlin Fireworks

·         Elm Grove Fireworks

·         Wauwatosa Fireworks

·         Hales Corners Fireworks

July 13 –

·         Big Bend Fireworks as part of the “Rumble by the River” July 13-14

Here are Lake Country Family Fun’s summer parade survival tips!

  • Bring water, lots and lots, of water.
  • Get there early, if you can’t buddy up with another family that you love and whomever gets there first saves enough space for the whole group.
  • Strategically seat your family near a rest room if at all possible.
  • Strategically seat your family near a place they can run and kill time prior to the parade starting, many parades go by parks (that is usually where you will find us) {Pro tip from Lake Country Family Fun founder, Melissa Peterson}.
  • Bring freeze pops or frozen yogurt tubes.  The last thing you want is your 3 year old over heating and ending up in a walk-in freezer at a convenience store.  {Pro tip from Lake Country Family Fun founder, Melissa Peterson}
  • Bring a small pair of scissors for said freeze pops.  It will save time, frustration and your teeth.  
  • Bring wet wash cloths in a ziplock bag to cool down your little people or to clean off your sweaty face and sticky hands. Throw them in the freezer or fridge  and grab them just before you leave.  
  • Bring some band-aids, inevitably someone will fall and skin their knee.
  • Bring a blanket to place on the sidewalk or curb, once the parade begins your little people will be chasing candy and not relaxing in their chairs.  It helps give them parameters of what their ‘area’ is and how far they can go for candy.  
  • Snacks, snacks, snacks.  If you bring a large bag of pretzels bring some small bags/containers to give to each kid individually (bring a few more than you think you may need).
  • Please teach your children manners. {Don’t be the parent with your kid knocking over somebody else’s kid to get that piece of Laffy Taffy.}  Let them know their boundaries and expect them to abide by it.
  • See these parade etiquette tips for respecting the American flag.
  • Bring a few extra bags for the kids to round up their candy, bring at least one extra for use as a trash bag.
  • Bring mineral sunscreen, if you can apply prior before the parade.
  • Bring some extra baby wipes, they have so many purposes and can help in multiple ways. (Sticky candy anyone? kids playing in the dirty street?)
  • Bring a few extra hair rubber bands, things get lost easily and when they get hot the ladies will always want their hair pulled up.  
  • Possibly an extra change of clothes if you have a kid that likes to pour water on themselves,  or are a sweaty little mess, or maybe you have somewhere to go afterwards.  
  • Got an extra tip for families? Let us know!

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Lake Country Family Fun 4th of July Event Guide

Have a 4th of July Festivity that is not on this list?

If you have a public 4th of July event that needs to be included on this guide, please email us at erin@lakecountryfamilyfun(dot)com with your event information. You can also email us via the contact form.
2018 Parades

 

  • Sussex 4th of July Kiddie Parade

    Bring your kiddos to the annual Sussex 4th of July Kiddie Parade!  As always, there will be a Kiddi...

    July 4 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am
  • East Troy 4th of July Parade

    Menomonee Falls Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Lake Keesus July Parade Stone Bank Pewaukee 4th of July Parade Decorating contest Brookfield 4th of July Parade and Ice Cream Social Waukesha 4th of July Parade Watertown 4th of July Parade New Berlin 4th of July Parade New Berlin Kiddie Parade 4th of July Parades Lake Country Family Fun Delafield Community Parade

    The East Troy Lions Club Fourth of July parade will start at 12:00 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019. The p...

    July 7 @ 12:00 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb...

    July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb...

    July 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:55 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Dousman Derby Days

    Join in for the 64th Annual Dousman Derby Days on July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019. 2019 Dousman Derb...

    July 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 27, 2019

    One event on July 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Do you see a 4th of July event that is not on this guide?

If you have a public 4th of July event that needs to be included on this guide, please email us at erin@lakecountryfamilyfun(dot)com with your event information. You can also email us via the contact form.