West Allis Independence Day activities

independence day parade and celebration

Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 7 p.m.

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!

participant information

The parade marshaling area is at the intersection of 77th Street and Greenfield Avenue. All groups should report no later than 6:30 p.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 should report to this area beginning at 6:15 p.m. ALL marching/walking units will be marshaled on 77th St. north of Greenfield Ave. All groups must be ready to begin/perform at 6:45 p.m.

Sign up to participate in the 2020 Independence Day Parade.

Parade Route

The parade will proceed from 77th St. down Greenfield Avenue to 70th Street. The parade then will proceed south on 70th St. and end at 70th & Orchard (Vet’s Park). In order to keep the flow of the parade and avoid gaps, we ask that you do not stop to perform but instead continually perform throughout the parade route. The parade will be recorded by the City of West Allis. 

Post Parade celebration

All parade participants and attendees are invited to our Post Parade event. The Post Parade Celebration will follow the parade and will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park on 70th Street, just south of Greenfield Avenue. These events, which shall include food, free ice cream, entertainment, music, children’s activities, etc., will occur immediately following the parade until 9:30 pm. We hope you join us! There is no rain date for the post parade celebration.

independence day grandstand show and fireworks display

Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 8:30 p.m.

The annual grandstand show and fireworks display will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. at the State Fair Park Grandstands located at 640 S. 84th St. Enjoy a free, family-friendly concert followed by a spectacular fireworks show.  Parking at State Fair Park is $6. In case of weather issues, please check the City website home page under "City News" or the City’s Facebook page.

parade and fireworks SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Information coming soon.