A Milwaukee Tradition: Top Places to View Fireworks


With June’s chilly, rainy weather, it’s hard to believe July 4th is right around the corner! Milwaukee is famous for its Independence Day celebrations, including fireworks shows, parades, and festivals, and our team at Krause Funeral Homes wants to give you a rundown of our favorites in the area. Whether you live in Brookfield or New Berlin, in Milwaukee near Brown Deer Road or Capitol Drive, or elsewhere in the city, you’re sure to have festivities nearby. All you have to do is decide what to attend!

July 3rd at Veteran’s Park

Thanks to some last-minute funding, Milwaukee’s most well-known fireworks show will go on! You know it’s going to knock your socks off when the audience numbers are in the hundreds of thousands every year. This year’s fireworks will be launched from two barges anchored in Lake Michigan. The 45-minute lakefront show starts at dusk, around 9:15 p.m.

New Berlin’s 51st annual Fourth of July Family Festival July 2nd4th in Malone Park

With a parade, cornhole tournament, pie bakeoff, and game night culminating in a fireworks show at 10:00 p.m. on the 4th, this event will be a hit with the whole family.

Fireworks over Pewaukee Lake

Children can start their day with a bicycle-decorating contest at Kiwanis Village Park on Capitol Drive, then the whole family will enjoy a parade at 3:00 p.m. beginning at Pewaukee High School. A water ski show and live music begin at 6:00 p.m. on Pewaukee Beach, followed by fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Family Fest in Brookfield

A 10:00 a.m. parade starting near Gebhardt and Oak Grove roads, a free ice cream social and flag-raising ceremony at the Civic Plaza, and a pre-fireworks event at Mitchell Park mean a day of fun for everyone! The annual fireworks display will begin at 9:17 p.m. at Mitchell Park.

Brown Deer’s Village Park picnic and fireworks

From noon to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a picnic at Village Park featuring a corn roast, live music, and more. The parade starts on Dean Road at 1:30 p.m., and fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m.

All of us at Krause Funeral Homes wish you and your family a very happy 4th of July enjoying everything Milwaukee County has to offer!

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