WISCONSIN — With the Fourth of July only a week away, it’s time to plan where you’ll settle in to watch some fireworks.

Here’s a list of all the fireworks and celebrations happening in major Wisconsin cities.


Milwaukee’s Lakefront Fireworks, the biggest show in the area, will take place on Monday. The 30-minute display usually attracts around 10,000 people. Parking will begin at 6 a.m. July 3 and only cash will be accepted; it’s $25 a car. Beer stands will be placed throughout the park for people to enjoy.

When: Monday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Veterans Park, 1010 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Afternoon programming begins at 1 p.m. in the park, following a parade in the morning. From the judging of decorated bikes, coaster wagons, doll buggies, and battery-operated children’s vehicles to face painting, it’s sure to be a festive day. Live music will also be hosted on The Rotary Stage.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

Location: Hart Park, 7300 W Chestnut St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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The 4th of July festivities begin with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by a daylong picnic in Cedar Creek Park complete with food and beverages. The Madison Scouts will also put on a special performance. Activities will take place throughout Cedarburg Historic District.

When: Tuesday, July 4, at dusk

Location: Adlai Horn Park, N62W5865 Columbia Ct, Cedarburg, WI 53012


Starting at 6 p.m., people can come to have fun at the Neighborhood Beer Garden. There will also be food trucks and a performance by The Cheap Shots. The first 3,000 attendees will also get free glow bracelets.

When: Monday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Lowell Park, 2201 Michigan Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188


Family Fest on July 4 will be in full swing at Mitchell Park starting at 6 p.m. There will be family-oriented activities and a variety of food and entertainment prior to fireworks.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at about 9:17 p.m.

Location: Mitchell Park, 19900 River Road, Brookfield WI, 53005



Lights The Isthmus returns for a third year to historic Breese Stevens Field this weekend. It’s a ticketed event feature local bands, food and drink and a grand finale 20-minute firework show launched from inside the stadium. Gates for the event open at 6 p.m. General admission cost is $12, but for kids under age 12, the event is free.

When: Saturday, July 1 at 9:40 p.m.

Location: Breese Stevens Field, 917 E Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703


Enjoy the Monona Community Festival from July 2-4, complete with food, an art and craft fair, live music, a hole-in-one challenge, keg toss and more. You can see the full lineup of events here.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at around 9:20 p.m.

Location: Winnequah Park, 1055 Nichols Road, Monona, WI 53716

Sun Prairie

The Sun Prairie Fireworks Celebration with Badger Midgets and Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints will take place on Sunday, with pit gates opening at 1:30 p.m., front gates opening at 4 p.m. and ppening ceremonies starting at 6 p.m.

When: Sunday, July 2 at dusk

Location: Angell Park Speedway, 315 Park Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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Food trucks open at 4 p.m. with live music entertainment from Boogie & The Yo Yoz and Dr. Dobbe.

When: Monday, July 3 at 9:15 p.m.

Location: Appleton Memorial Park, 1620 E Witzke Blvd, Appleton, WI 54911

Eau Claire

The Fireworks Extravaganza can be watched from various areas around High Bridge or on TV on WEAU TV-13.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at 10 p.m.

Location: High Bridge, Chippewa River Dr., Eau Claire, WI 54703

Green Bay

The Fire over the Fox festivities kick off at 3 p.m. with live music across six stages, food and beverages, family-friendly activities, bounce houses, henna and more.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at 9:45 p.m.

Location: Leicht Memorial Park, 128 Dousman St., Green Bay, WI 54303


Starting at 3 p.m., over 14 food trucks are expected to grace the park. There will also be food at Reetz Ball Diamonds Concession and LakeFly Cafe Concessions. Families can also rent fun activities from the Train and Water Rentals stand.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at 9:45 p.m.

Location: Menominee Park, Oshkosh, WI 54901


Fond du Lac

An evening of fun with Festival Foods Fireworks closing out the night.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Lakeside Park, 555 N Park Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935


After cancellations the last few years, fireworks will once again light the sky over the Wausau Airport looking toward the river. The airport won’t be open to the public, but spectators can view the show from areas like Airport Park, Alexander Park, Bluegill Bay County Park or areas along the water.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at around 9:30 p.m.

Location: Various areas of Wausau

La Crosse

Riverfest is the ultimate 4th of July celebration in this region. Running from June 30 to July 4, the festival comes with entertainment, arts and crafts, food, fireworks and more. The Kwik Trip and Chad Erickson Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza is on July 4.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at around 10 p.m.

Location: Riverside Park, 100 State St, La Crosse WI 54601

Stevens Point

The three-day Riverfront Rendezvous celebration starts June 30 with live entertainment, a lumberjack show, various tournaments like cornhole and pickleball, kid zone activities like inflatable games, a run/walk and more. Fireworks close out the celebration on Sunday night.

When: Sunday, June 2 at 9:45 p.m.

Location: Pfiffner Pioneer Park, 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54481

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Festivities start early on July 1 with the Red, White and Hodag Celebration in Hodag Park. There will be live music, food trucks and beer from Rhinelander Brewery from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. On July 4, a parade will start at 11 a.m. from Police Station on Frederick Street followed by fireworks in the evening. 

When: Tuesday, July 4 at dusk

Location: Hodag Park, 509 Hodag Park Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501


Fireworks will be set off just eastward from the Bayfield City Dock/Apostle Islands Marina area. If there is bad weather, fireworks are rescheduled to July 5.

When: Tuesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Bayfield Civic League - Memorial Park, 2 Rittenhouse AvenueBayfield, WI 54814