Sophie Bolich

July 4th Festivities, Fireworks Return

Full Independence Day celebrations at parks throughout Milwaukee after two years limited by pandemic.

By - Jul 1st, 2022 04:00 pm
Fireworks. (Pixabay).

Fireworks. (Pixabay).

UPDATE: The City of Milwaukee postponed the July 4 fireworks shows. The shows are expected to be rescheduled for July 5.

City of Milwaukee Fourth of July festivities are set to resume this year, following two years of pandemic-related cancelations. Activities including parades, picnics, games, talent contests and fireworks are scheduled to take place in parks throughout the city on Monday, July 4.

“Independence Day is special in Milwaukee. We look forward to recognizing the Fourth of July and providing a safe, friendly celebration of America’s independence in parks throughout the city,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson in a statement. “I’m excited to continue the history of July 4th celebrations in Milwaukee with a focus on families, friends, and neighbors.”

Milwaukee celebrations will be held at: Alcott Park, Enderis Playfield, Gordon Park, Humboldt Park, Jackson Park, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Lake Park, Lincoln Park (fireworks only), Mitchell Park, Noyes Park, Washington Park (fireworks only), and Wilson Park. Follow the link to each park for a full schedule.

The county’s downtown fireworks display will take place July 3 at 9:30 p.m. in Veterans Park. The show is expected to last 45 minutes and draw large crowds.

More information on the Independence Day Celebrations in Milwaukee is available on a special city webpage.

The Fourth of July celebrations are a community effort, including a city-wide Fourth of July Commission and neighborhood committees. The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County are partners in the planning and hosting efforts.

The celebrations, many running for several decades, were canceled in 2020 and many that did return in 2021 only returned in a scaled-back fashion.

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