Local 4th of July Event Guide

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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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  • New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival

    Bring your family to the New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival this year! It’s the 51st annua…

    July 2 @ 5:00 pm11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until July 3, 2019

    One event on June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

  • New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival

    Bring your family to the New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival this year! It’s the 51st annua…

    July 3 @ 5:00 pm11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until July 3, 2019

    One event on June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

  • Menomonee Falls Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

    Menomonee Falls Independence Day Parade The Independence Day Parade is the largest of the three para…

    July 3 @ 7:00 pm
  • Hales Corners 4th of July

    Celebrate with your family at the Hales Corners 4th of July celebration! A day-long celebration feat…

    July 4 @ 8:00 am
  • New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival

    Bring your family to the New Berlin 4th of July Family Festival this year! It’s the 51st annual ev…

    July 4 @ 9:00 am11:00 pm
  • Town Of Brookfield Fourth of July Picnic and Parade

    The Annual 4th of July Celebration is a Town of Brookfield tradition. They guarantee that every memb…

    July 4 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
  • Wauwatosa Independence Day Parade

    Bring your family to the Wauwatosa Independence Day Parade for the 4th of July in 2019! Parade &#821…

    July 4 @ 9:00 am
  • Wauwatosa Independence Day Celebration

    Bring your family to the Wauwatosa Independence Day Celebration at Hart Park (7300 W. Chestnut Stree…

    July 4 @ 9:00 am9:00 pm
  • 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
  • New Berlin Kiddie Parade

    The New Berlin Kiddie Parade or Mini Parade will be held again on July 4th at 9:30 am (lineup star…

    July 4 @ 9:30 am
  • 4th of July Bicycle and Doll Buggy Decorating Contest, Pewaukee

    Bring your kiddos and family to the Annual 4th of July bicycle and doll buggy decorating contest in …

    July 4 @ 9:45 am9:45 pm
  • Delafield American Legion’s 4th of July Community Parade

    Sponsored and produced by the Delafield American Legion for many years, bring your family to the Del…

    July 4 @ 10:00 am
  • Watertown 4th of July Parade and Celebration

    The Watertown, WI parade begins at 10:00 am for the 2019 Watertown 4th of July Parade and Celebratio…

    July 4 @ 10:00 am
  • Independence Day Celebration at Old World Wisconsin

    Come to the Independence Day Celebration at Old World Wisconsin. Celebrate the spirit of Independenc…

    July 4 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
  • Brookfield 4th of July Parade and Ice Cream Social

    Brookfield 4th of July Parade Join in the fun of the Brookfield 4th of July Parade and Ice Cream Soc…

    July 4 @ 10:00 am
  • Waukesha 4th of July Parade

    Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department presents the 2019 Independence Day Activities. Th…

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

    The New Berlin 4th of July Parade (the main parade) will begin at 1:00 pm on July 4th. The parade r…

    July 4 @ 1:00 pm
  • Pewaukee 4th of July Parade

    The Pewaukee 4th of July parade begins at 3:00 pm at the Pewaukee Schools and ends at Village Park, …

    July 4 @ 3:00 pm
  • 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
  • Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic

    Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic Bring your family to the Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic this Ju…

    July 12 @ 6:00 pm11:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 13, 2019

    One event on July 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

  • Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic

    Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic Bring your family to the Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic this Ju…

    July 13 @ 8:00 am11:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 13, 2019

    One event on July 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

  • Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic

    Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic Bring your family to the Ashippun Firefighter’s Picnic this Ju…

    July 14 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 13, 2019

    One event on July 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

  • Dousman Derby Days

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

    July 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

  • 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

  • Johnson Creek Fireman’s Festival

    The Johnson Creek Fireman’s Festival is a fun-filled day! The annual family-friendly festival offe…

    August 10 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm
  • Light Up the Lake Boat Parade & Fireworks-Oconomowoc

    Light up the Lake Boat Parade Lac La Belle Oconomowoc Kids Day Oconomowoc Festival Week Lake Country Family Fun Beach Kids Fest Summer August

    Head out to City Beach to enjoy a concert by the Oconomowoc American Legion Band, the Light up the L…

    August 17 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm
  • Midnight Magic Mukwonago

    Midnight Magic Mukwonago 2019 Check out Midnight Magic in Mukwonago on Saturday, December 7, 2019. T…

    December 7 @ 10:00 am11:55 pm

Parades, Fireworks & Festivals by Day

June 21 –

·         St. Mary’s Fun Festival fireworks as part of St. Mary’s Family Fun Festival June 21-23

June 22 –

·         Kettle Moraine Fireworks as part of Kettle Moraine Days June 21-23

June 23 –

·         The Great Parade at noon as part of Kettle Moraine Days June 21-23

June 28 –

·         Hartland Hometown Celebration fireworks

June 29–

·         Hartland Hometown Celebration

·         Lake Mills Parade at 10:30am as part of Town & Country Days 

·         Oconomowoc Parade at 5pm

·         Oconomowoc Fireworks

June 30 –

·         Hartland Hometown Parade at 1:30pm (Cancelled due to weather)

July 2 –

·         New Berlin Family Festival runs July 2 – July 4

·         West Allis Parade at 7pm

July 3 –  

·         New Berlin Family Festival

·         Menomonee Falls Parade at 7:00 pm

·         Menomonee Falls Fireworks

·         Watertown Celebration and Fireworks

·         Lac La Belle Fireworks

·         Watertown Fireworks

·         Muskego Waterbug Ski Show at 6pm and Fireworks after at dusk

·         Milwaukee Downtown Fireworks

July 4 –

·         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 (including Free Admission Day at the Watertown Aquatic Center)

·         Waukesha Parade at 11am

·         Elm Grove Family Fun Fest Events start at 8:30 am 

·         Stone Bank 4th of July Festival

·         Stone Bank Parade at 11am

·         Germantown Parade at Noon

·         New Berlin Parade at 1pm

·         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

·         West Allis Fireworks

·         Germantown Fireworks

July 6 –

·         Delafield Fireworks

·         East Troy Fireworks

July 7 –

·         East Troy Parade at Noon

July 12 –

·         Big Bend Fireworks as part of the “Rumble by the River” July 12-13

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 2019!  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.