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The city and the Milwaukee County Parks team up each year to provide families and neighbors a safe and friendly Fourth of July celebration.
Here are some of the happenings in the neighborhoods we cover.
- Alcott Park, 3751 S. 97th St.
The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at 3575 S. 88th St. and will march to 3751 S. 97th St. Activities include a flag-raising ceremony, Bike & Trike and float contest and kids’ crafts. Come back to the park at 9:15 p.m. to watch the fireworks.
- Enderis Playfield, 2978 N. 72nd St.
The Enderis Park Parade departs from Mother of Good Counsel Church parking lot, while the Cooper Park Parade departs from 81st Street School. Both parades begin at 8:30 a.m. Spend the rest of your morning at the Enderis Playfield participating in contests, a sing-along, trivia and more.
- Gordon Park, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd.
Parades from St. Mary’s Casmir and St. Mary’s start at 11 a.m. Enjoy dancing and singing performances from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at Gordon Park begin at 9:15 p.m.
- Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave.
The parade starts at South Kinnickinnic Avenue and East Linus Street at 9 a.m., while the children’s decorated vehicle parade begins at 1 p.m. Enjoy activities and concerts all day long before the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
- Jackson Park, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave.
The parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. from the St. Gregory parking lot to the park and will be followed by contests and games. Come back for fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
- Lake Park, 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Both parades begin at 9 a.m., one from North Maryland and East Hartford avenues, and the other from North Prospect and East Bradford avenues. All ages are welcome to participate in a talent contest at noon. Music at the Lakefront begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks.
- Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave.
After a day of fun, come check out the fireworks at Lincoln Park, which begin at 9:15 p.m.
- Mitchell Park, 2600 W. Pierce St.
Parades begin at 9 a.m., followed by a flag- raising in front of the Domes. Check out the Mitchell Park Fourth of July Association for parade location information. Dance and join the pie-eating contest at 11:45 a.m., before returning for the 9:15 p.m. fireworks display.
- Sherman Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd.
The parade departs St. Catherine’s Church at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by free ice cream and refreshments at 3000 N. Sherman Blvd. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a decorated bike contest and games.
- Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
The park will host games and a flag raising starting at 11 a.m. The fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service wishes you and your family a fun and safe Fourth of July!
See the City of Milwaukee’s Fourth of July Commission website for more parks and details for each celebration.