If there’s one area that knows how to celebrate Independence Day with a bang, it’s Milwaukee County! Our great city on the Great Lake is brimming with activities for the whole family, and our team at Krause Funeral Homes is excited to share a few of our favorites. Whether you’re in Brookfield or New Berlin, or Milwaukee near Brown Deer Road or Capitol Drive, you won’t have to travel far for festivities that will make your heart swell with patriotism. Here are just a few:
With a holiday theme of “We Stand United,” New Berlin offers everything you want in an all-American festival experience: A pie bake-off, carnival games, a parade (and a mini-parade for children ages 11 and younger featuring decorated bikes and wagons), live music, and fireworks in Malone Park.
This town tradition kicks off with a parade at 10:00 a.m., followed by an annual, city-wide ice cream social on the Civic Plaza. Mitchell Park is host to games and activities, inflatables, free face painting, stilt walkers, a variety of food, and entertainment.
What’s summertime in Milwaukee without a visit to the world’s largest music festival? This is the perfect go-to for live music, shopping, beautiful lakefront scenery, and food, food, and more food! Not to mention one jaw-dropping fireworks display on July 3rd and a double-dose of 80s rock on the 4th, with Def Leppard and Journey co-headlining the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.
If you grew up in Milwaukee, it’s likely you took a field trip to Old World Wisconsin in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. As an adult, this is a perfect opportunity to travel back in time and experience rural Wisconsin a century ago! Make ice cream, play games, enter (or watch) the famous greased pole contest, and enjoy a 4th of July parade at 4:30 pm and live music.
Along with a parade, flag raising, and ice cream social, this celebration is known for is its doll buggy, stroller, bike and trike, and coaster wagon contest!