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Everything You Need to Know about 4th of July in Wauwatosa

We host the state's biggest parade in the morning and then celebrate the holiday with music and fireworks in Hart Park at night
Post Date:06/05/2019 3:56 PM

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Parade on North Avenue

Join us for the parade on North Avenue at 9 am on July 4. The 85th year celebration is one of the largest parades in the state and features over 95 units. The parade proceeds West on North Avenue between 80th and 104th Street. Please note that North Avenue will be closed from 76th St to Mayfair Rd. for the duration of the parade and clean up.

You can place your chairs out and stay at your parade viewing spot starting at 6 am.

Getting to Hart Park

There are over 628 public parking spots in the Village, but we recommend walking or biking to Hart Park because there will be many people in attendance. The best pedestrian access points to Hart Park are at 72nd, 70th and 68th and State St.

70th St. (between State St. and Honey Creek Parkway) will be closed to traffic starting at 4 pm.


Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:15 pm. Find a safe spot outside of the fireworks zone for seating. Public restrooms will be open throughout the event.

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

Collection is delayed by one day due to the holiday. If we normally pick up garbage, recycling, or yard waste at your home on Friday, it will be delayed to Saturday.

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