LVW will be kicking off the celebration for our Nation's Birthday with the Menomonee Falls Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 3. The parade start time is 7:00 PM. LVW is #11 in this parade. Following the parade, LVW will be presenting its 2014 field show in an exhibition performance at the Menomonee Falls HS football field prior to the Fireworks show!
Menomonee Falls Line Up
Menomonee Falls Parade Participant Information
Menomonee Falls Parade Route Map
Google Map to Menomonee Falls HS
Friday, July 4
We begin the birthday celebration in Cedarburg with a 10:00 AM start to the Cedarburg Hometown Parade! If you have not been to Cedarburg before, you are in for a real treat! Cedarburg is a beautiful town with lots of specialty shops, dining, and several winery tours. You might even want to consider visiting Cedarburg on July 3 before the Menomonee Falls Parade, as there won't be time to take it all in on July 4 if you want to catch LVW in the other parades.
Cedarburg’s annual 4th of July Hometown Celebration is ready to rock ‘n roll on Friday, 4th of July. Ranked as the largest celebration of its kind in southeastern Wisconsin, and coordinated by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce, this celebration draws an estimated 10,000 spectators to the downtown Cedarburg Historic District.
The roughly two-hour parade, noted for showcasing award-winning drum & bugle corps and bands, will roll out from Firemen’s Park at 10 a.m. and move south along Washington Avenue, ending at the Spring Street intersection. This year, the Madison Scouts and Pioneer will delight the crowds with their musical prowess during the parade, and Madison Scouts will delight everyone with a concert in the park after the parade, starting around 1pm.
Come hungry and take advantage of the daylong picnic in Cedar Creek Park provided by the Cedarburg Lions. Service begins at noon, and an abundance of grilled foods and summertime beverages will be served up with a smile. While parents relax with friends and family, kids are invited to seek out clowns under the trees and get their faces painted red, white and blue. As in years past, the annual patriotic performance by the Cedarburg Civic Band will take place at 8 p.m., followed by a spectacular firework display at dusk. At this time, LVW is planning on returning to Cedarburg for the evening fireworks.
Cedarburg Hometown Parade and Events, Dining, Etc. (Website with LOTS of additional information about Cedarburg)
Cedarburg Parade Participant Information
Cedarburg Parade Staging Map
We then perform in the New Berlin Fourth of July Parade, starting at 1:00 PM. The parade starts at the corner of Coffee Road and National Avenue and ends at Malone Park (approximately 1 mile west of Moorland Road). New Berlin also has a community July 4 Festival, which takes place at Malone Park near the end of the parade route.
New Berlin 4th of July Festival (Website with more information from the City of New Berlin)
New Berlin 4th of July Festival Schedule of Events
New Berlin Parade Participants (Not necessarily in this order)
Finally, we head to the Hales Corners Fourth of July Parade, which begins at 4:00 PM. LVW is #23 in this parade. The parade route begins at the corner of Forest Home Avenue and W Grange Avenue and proceeds southwest along Forest Home to Kelm Road, which is just a bit west of Hwy 100 (AKA HWY 45 or 108th Street). Not to be outdone by Cedarburg and New Berlin, Hales Corners also has a community celebration for the Fourth of July, and you can see what is happening there by clicking on the link below.
Hales Corners July 4 Schedule of Events
Hales Corners Parade Participant Information
Hales Corners Parade Route Map