Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department presents the 2017 Independence Day Activities. The event takes place on Tuesday, July 4th, and this year’s theme is “Salute to Our Military & First Responders”.

Parade, starting at Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Avenue

  • 10:00 am Line-Up
  • 11:00 am Parade begins

Parade Route: Parade begins at the corner of Maple & Wisconsin Ave. at Cutler Park, traveling west on Wisconsin, to West Ave., north to Main St, east to Buckley, north to Baxter St, then northeast to Schuetze Recreation Center in Frame Park.

Children will have an opportunity to participate in the parade by decorating their bikes, trikes, buggies, wagons, and themselves! Children and their parents can line up in Cutler Park beginning at 10:00 am. Bike helmets are strongly recommended. Groups and families are encouraged to enter floats in the parade that reflect the theme “Salute to Our Military & First Responders” and meet the minimum standards. No application for the Children’s Unit is required.  PLEASE NOTE: NO MOTORIZED ENTIRES WILL BE ALLOWED.

Fireworks – 9:30 pm Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd.

Grounds will open at 6:00 p.m. with the show beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. Due to the extensive ground show, the fireworks are best viewed from the Expo grounds, so bring your blankets and chairs. Rain date: July 5. Please note: Pets, carry-in fireworks (including sparklers), candles, grills, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on Expo grounds.

For more information, please visit the City of Waukesha’s website.