America celebrates July 4 as Independence Day because on July 4, 1776 the members of the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. Now it is a national holiday that celebrates our country’s freedom from Great Britain. Festivities vary by state and culture, but here is how to do it big in Wisconsin!1. The simplest and most patriotic way would be to hang an American flag from your home or decorate your lawn with flags. This is an easy way to show your loyalty and patriotism!
2. Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence aside from when you were in school? Why not get a copy and read up for a refresher! Share with family and friends to remember why we fought and why it’s still worth fighting for.
3. Get creative and patriotic with your wardrobe! Wear red, white, blue or even the American flag on your clothing. Use finger paint to draw the flag on your cheek, wear a flag pin on your clothes or go Pinterest crazy with the U.S. flag on your nails!
4. Support your community by attending a parade! Get into the spirit by waving at participants, clapping as U.S. veterans pass and scooping up the candy that gets tossed at you!
5. Enjoy family time at a barbeque or picnic. Spend the afternoon eating traditional 4th of July food like hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon and American-flag-themed desserts. Delicious!
6. Wrap up a wonderful day by attending a fireworks show! Most cities and town provide a fireworks display of some kind, make sure to check the website of your city or municipality for details.
Hartland | Nixon Park at 9:30
Oconomowoc | Fowler Park at Dusk
Burlington | Browns Lake Venetian Night | Fisher park at Dusk
Tichigan | Tichigan Lake at Dusk
Delafield | over Nagawicka Lake at Dusk
Lake Geneva | Grand Geneva Resort at Dusk
Milwaukee | Veterans Park, Lakefront at 9:00
Menomonee Falls | High School football field at Dusk
Muskego | Idle Isle Park at 9:30PM
Sturtevant | Fireman’s Park at 9pm
Brookfield | Mitchell Park at 9:15PM
Burlington | Chocolate Fest grounds at Dusk
Franklin | Lions Legend Park at 9:30PM
Glendale | Kletzsch Park at 9:30PM
Greendale | Across from High School at Dusk
Greenfield | Konkel Park at Dusk
Hales Corners | Hales Corners Park at Dusk
Janesville | Traxler Park at Dusk
Kenosha | East End Harbor Park at 9:30PM
Milwaukee | Lake Park at 9:15PM
New Berlin | Malone Park at 10PM
Oak Creek | East Middle School at Dusk
Racine | North Beach at 9:20PM
Raymond | 76th street at 9:30PM
Shorewood | Atwater Park at 9:30pm
South Milwaukee | Grant Park at 9:30PM
Sussex | Village Park at 9:20PM
Waukesha | Waukesha County Expo at 9:30PM
Wauwatosa | Hart Park at 9:15PM
West Allis | State Fair Park at 9:30PM
Whitefish Bay | Klode Park at 9:30PM
Wisconsin knows how to celebrate our nation’s birthday in style, make sure to check your community for parades and fireworks. Invite friends and family over for a delicious afternoon barbeque and above all, remember why we celebrate this grand day! #ShorewestRealtors #ShorewestFamily #4thOfJuly
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