Brookfield 4th of July Fireworks Still a Go, Plus Parades and More
Despite dry conditions and fire danger levels, the city plans to conducts its annual fireworks display Wednesday evening. But a ban remains on use of all fireworks including sparklers and caps. See Patch's guide to all Independence Day events.
The city's Fourth of July fireworks will be set off as planned Wednesday evening, with officials closely monitoring potential fire dangers amid dry conditions.
Elm Grove's fireworks, however, have been canceled. Brookfield Fire Chief Charlie Myers explains why Mitchell Park's fireworks remain a go.
The City and Town of Brookfield — and Village of Elm Grove — all have imposed bans on fireworks, outdoor burning and burn pits other than commercial grills for cooking food. Details on the ban
Fourth of July Activities
But the City and Town have lineups of family-friendly fun activities to celebrate the nation's Independence Day.
- Or you could attend Old World Wisconsin's 1870s Independence Parade
- Or visit other Fourth of July activities around southeastern Wisconsin
Finally, a tip: how to take fabulous fireworks photos — a brief tutorial on how to change your camera settings to get great night time fireworks images. (Photos of Brookfield fireworks displays, courtesy of Ald. Scott Berg)
Town of Brookfield
The National Anthem will be sung at 9:45 a.m. to kick off a picnic at the park that runs until noon.
There will be food for sale and free ice cream and juice boxes handed out to children. Games will include sack races, a baby crawl, fire hose squirt, egg toss, pie-eating contest and "hockey haven slapshot." The fire department will have a "hose down" at 11:30 a.m. and there will be inflatables and awards for best-decorated bikes.
City of Brookfield
The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Wednesday on Gebhardt Road near Brookfield Central High School (see parade route map), turns north on Calhoun Road, west on North Avenue, south on Norhardt Drive, ending at Civic Drive.
The city is asking residents not to put out any lawn chairs or other items before 7 p.m. Tuesday.
An ice cream social will be held immediately after the parade at Civic Plaza, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Family Fest will be held at Mitchell Park, with the band Our House, Heads Up Juggling and magician Glen Gerard. Also on tap: games, food and fireworks at about 9:15 p.m.