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Local 4th of July Event Guide

Many are wondering where to find fireworks in SE Wisconsin in 2023

Looking for all the local 4th of July parades, activities, and fireworks? Many communities are excited to bring back their favorite 4th of July activities in 2023. Lake Country Family Fun has been following these communities closely in the Waukesha County and surrounding area for all the fun with our Local 4th of July Event Guide, so you know what’s going on and what’s not.  If you have a parade or firework display that is not listed please send an email to lakecountryfamilyfun@gmail(dot)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! 

We are all Americans, whether we arrived by boat, plane, foot, or our ancestors are native to the land. America has sorted history, but don’t we all? We are all messy and have messed up at various point in our life, America as a country of the people it is made up of, is no different. 

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Below is the listing of all the events, parades, and fireworks for Independence Day 2023.  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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List of 4th of July Events in 2023

Tap on the event for more details on each event. 

  • Palmyra Memorial Day Parade

    The Palmyra Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 27, 2024. Palmyra Memorial Day Parade Details 9:…

    May 27 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
  • Merton Memorial Day Parade

    Merton Fire Department Open House Merton Memorial Day Parade Merton Community Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Lake Country Family Fun Harland Wisconsin Waukesha County

    A Memorial Day parade and ceremony is sponsored by the Merton Fire Department and village of Merton …

    May 27 @ 9:30 am11:00 am
  • Falls Memorial Day Parade in Menomonee Falls

    There will be a Memorial Day Parade in Menomonee Falls in 2024! 2024 Falls Memorial Day Parade The M…

    May 27 @ 10:00 am10:30 am
  • Oconomowoc Memorial Day Celebration

    9-11 Remembrance Concert © Lake Country Family Fun American Legion Band

    Join the City of Oconomowoc’s annual Memorial Day services which begin at the Rhodee Memorial …

    May 27 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
  • East Troy Memorial Day Parade

    Memorial Day Parade First Fridays East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Logo Lake Country Family Fun Corn and Brat Roast East Troy Farmers Market

    American Legion Loomis-Martin Post 188 and East Troy VFW Post 7501 will present a Memorial Day Obser…

    May 27 @ 10:30 am11:00 am
  • Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade

    The 2024 Elm Grove Memorial Day parade will be on in 2024! The Elm Grove Junior Guild is thrilled to…

    May 27 @ 10:30 am
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 13 @ 6:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 14 @ 6:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 15 @ 9:00 am11:30 pm
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 16 @ 11:00 am6:30 pm
  • Kettle Moraine Days

    Kettle Moraine Days Eagle Wisconsin Lake Country Family Fun

    The Kettle Moraine Days Committee is excited to bring the popular event back in 2024! The Eagle Fire…

    June 21 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm
  • Kettle Moraine Days

    Kettle Moraine Days Eagle Wisconsin Lake Country Family Fun

    The Kettle Moraine Days Committee is excited to bring the popular event back in 2024! The Eagle Fire…

    June 22 @ 7:30 am11:00 pm
  • Kettle Moraine Days

    Kettle Moraine Days Eagle Wisconsin Lake Country Family Fun

    The Kettle Moraine Days Committee is excited to bring the popular event back in 2024! The Eagle Fire…

    June 23 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm
  • Hartland Hometown Celebration

    Hartland Hometown Celebration

    Bring your family to the Hartland Hometown Celebration. We (Lake Country Family Fun) love this festi…

    June 28 @ 4:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Hartland Hometown Celebration

    Hartland Hometown Celebration

    Bring your family to the Hartland Hometown Celebration. We (Lake Country Family Fun) love this festi…

    June 30 @ 1:30 pm4:30 pm
  • Waukesha 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 City of Waukesha is having the Waukesha 4th of July parade in 2024! The City of Waukesha Indepen…

    July 4 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm
  • New Berlin 4th of July Parade

    The New Berlin 4th of July Commission is excited to host the 56th annual Fourth of July celebration …

    July 4 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm
  • Butler, WI 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

    The Butler, WI 4th of July Parade & Fireworks are scheduled for 2024! The July 4th Parade is hel…

    July 4 @ 2:00 pm9:30 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 25 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 26 @ 5:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 27 @ 12:00 pmJuly 28 @ 11:30 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 28 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm
  • DandiLion Daze (Muskego Fest)

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    DandiLion Daze is the largest FREE admission festival in southeastern Wisconsin! DandiLion Daze, for…

    August 23 @ 5:00 pm11:59 pm
  • DandiLion Daze (Muskego Fest)

    Okauchee days Free Summer Fun Carnival Lake Country Family Fun Orangetheory Fitness Things to do with Family Kids Children

    DandiLion Daze is the largest FREE admission festival in southeastern Wisconsin! DandiLion Daze, for…

    August 24 @ 9:00 am11:59 pm
  • DandiLion Daze (Muskego Fest)

    Okauchee days Free Summer Fun Carnival Lake Country Family Fun Orangetheory Fitness Things to do with Family Kids Children

    DandiLion Daze is the largest FREE admission festival in southeastern Wisconsin! DandiLion Daze, for…

    August 25 @ 11:00 am6:00 pm
  • North Lake Harvest Fest and Parade

    North Lake Harvest Fest & Parade

    The annual North Lake Harvest Fest is upon us! Come and join in all that North Lake has to offer at …

    September 21 @ 10:00 am9:00 pm

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Tap on the event for more details on each event. 

  • Palmyra Party in the Park

    The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Palmyra Party in the Park and Bartolott…

    May 25 @ 6:00 pm11:00 pm
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 13 @ 6:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 14 @ 6:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 15 @ 9:00 am11:30 pm
  • Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste

    Mukwonago Lion’s Club Summerfeste summer festival including rides, carnival, softball tournaments,…

    June 16 @ 11:00 am6:30 pm
  • Kettle Moraine Days

    Kettle Moraine Days Eagle Wisconsin Lake Country Family Fun

    The Kettle Moraine Days Committee is excited to bring the popular event back in 2024! The Eagle Fire…

    June 21 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm
  • Kettle Moraine Days

    Kettle Moraine Days Eagle Wisconsin Lake Country Family Fun

    The Kettle Moraine Days Committee is excited to bring the popular event back in 2024! The Eagle Fire…

    June 22 @ 7:30 am11:00 pm
  • Kettle Moraine Days

    Kettle Moraine Days Eagle Wisconsin Lake Country Family Fun

    The Kettle Moraine Days Committee is excited to bring the popular event back in 2024! The Eagle Fire…

    June 23 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm
  • Hartland Hometown Celebration Fireworks

    Hartland Hometown Celebration

    Bring your family to the Hartland Hometown Celebration. We (Lake Country Family Fun) love this festi…

    June 28 @ 4:00 pm9:00 pm
  • New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival

    Bring your family to the New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival this year. It’s the 56th annual ev…

    July 3 @ 3:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Muskego 4th of July Celebration

    Muskego 4th Waterbugs Ski Show - Muskego Lake Country Family Fun

    Come out and celebrate Independence Day with the Water Bugs. The Muskego Water Bugs will be hosting …

    July 3 @ 6:00 pm11:00 pm
  • Waukesha July 4th Fireworks

    4th of July Event Guide Lake Country family Fun fireworks parades celebrations

    The Waukesha July 4th Fireworks are planned for July 3, 2024.  The Independence Day celebration con…

    July 3 @ 9:30 pm
  • New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival

    Bring your family to the New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival this year. It’s the 56th annual ev…

    July 4 @ 9:00 am11:00 pm
  • Butler, WI 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

    The Butler, WI 4th of July Parade & Fireworks are scheduled for 2024! The July 4th Parade is hel…

    July 4 @ 2:00 pm9:30 pm
  • New Berlin 4th of July Fireworks

    The New Berlin 4th of July Fireworks will be held on July 4th at 10:00 pm at Malone Park.  The fire…

    July 4 @ 10:00 pm
  • New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival

    Bring your family to the New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival this year. It’s the 56th annual ev…

    July 5 @ 3:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 25 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 26 @ 5:00 pm11:30 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 27 @ 12:00 pmJuly 28 @ 11:30 pm
  • Dousman Derby Days

    Dousman Derby Days Wisconsin State Frog Jump

    This year marks the 69th annual Dousman Derby Days in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is a great community ev…

    July 28 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm

Parades, Fireworks & Festivals by Day

June 30 –

·        Hartland Hometown Celebration Fireworks

July 1 –

·         Hartland Hometown Celebration 

See more in calendar format HERE.

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!

We’ve put together 21 Must Do Events in July!  See the list of events here

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

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Local 4th of July Event Guide”

  1. Hi Erin… could u please clarify watertowns fireworks date/time. Your details show July 3 , 9-9:30pm and TUESDAY July 4th but of course the 4th is on Monday . So we are confused when. Ty kindly. Mrs H

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