West Allis Independence Day activities

independence day parade

Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m.

Join the City of West Allis, West Allis Events Committee, and the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Department for this year’s Independence Day celebrations on July 1 and July 4! Start your holiday weekend by bringing the whole family to the festive parade in downtown West Allis on Saturday morning and end with a boom on Tuesday evening! Enjoy the amazing sounds of Failure to Launch, followed by an incredible fireworks show hosted by Festival Foods. The West Allis Independence Parade is an annual holiday tradition and brings in about 6,000 attendees each year.  Enjoy floats, marching bands vehicles, other exciting features, and, of course, Bucky Badger and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band!

2019 Independence Day

participant information 

The parade marshaling area is at the intersection of 77th Street and Greenfield Avenue. All groups should report no later than 9:30 a.m. Parade Line-Up will be emailed approximately one week prior to the parade and will be posted at www.westalliswi.gov/independenceday. We recommend when you arrive to please see one of the parade marshals to confirm your parade lineup number. Please Note: For safety purposes, no motor vehicles will be allowed on 77th Street. ALL motorized vehicles will be marshaled on Greenfield Avenue at 77th Street going west and can begin to report to this area at 9:00 a.m. ALL marching/walking units/participants will be marshaled on 77th St. north of Greenfield Ave. All marching/walking units/participants can report to this area beginning at 9:15 a.m.  Do not line up with your unit's vehicle/float.  All vehicles/floats and their unit's marchers/walkers will be joined together at the parade start area.  This is for the safety of ALL participants. 

Parade registration is now open for the 2023 Independence Day Parade.  

For questions, please email the Tourism and Event Coordinator at events@westalliswi.gov.

Parade Route

  • Parade route starts at 77th and Greenfield, continues east on Greenfield towards 70th St, and then south onto 70th St. to Orchard Ave.
  • View the parade route map (PDF)

independence day festival foods fireworks 

Tuesday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m.

The City of West Allis Festival Foods Fireworks will take place at State Fair Park on Tuesday, July 4. Enjoy the amazing sounds of Failure to Launch at 8:30 p.m., followed by an incredible fireworks show hosted by Festival Foods. at 9:30 p.m. with concessions available and parking open as early as 7 p.m. at $10. 

For updates, please check the City website home page under "City News" or the City’s Facebook page.


Sponsorships are also available for the parade. Learn more about sponsoring City of West Allis events here.

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