There's nothing quite as Americana as the 4th of July in the small town communities of Oz. Looking for a celebration near you? Look no further!
Thiensville Family Fun before the 4th is a nearly all-day event, and a great day for the whole family! On Saturday, July 1st, the massive parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Follow it to the Village Park, where free ice-cream and a variety of events await, followed by fireworks at dusk.
Grafton's Holidaze Grafton's Holidaze, billed as the biggest fireworks show north of Milwaukee, returns on Saturday, July 1st with the parade kicking off at 4 p.m. and leading to Lime Kiln Park, where the celebration continues with food, drinks, games, live music, and fireworks at dusk.
Rotary Music Festival in Cedarburg The 23rd Annual Rotary Music Festival Drum Corps International Tour will return to Cedarburg on Monday, July 3, at 7 p.m. The Cedarburg High School Stadium is set to play host to a lineup of 6 World and Open Class corps during this event that will take place on the eve of Independence Day.
Freistadt Fourth It doesn't get any more Americana than Trinity Freistadt's 4th of July Parade and Picnic! Spend your day enjoying one of Ozaukee County's best kept secrets, beginning with an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m. (weather permitting), an 11 a.m. picnic (complete with root beer floats), tours of the Trinity Historical Grounds, and a 1 p.m. parade, followed by a flag raising, and the very German music of the Alte Kameraden Band and dancing by the Pommersche Tanzdeel Dancers.
Port Washington Port Washington will not have a parade or community picnic, as it has in the past, but will offer a Pool Party at the Pirates Hollow Community Waterpark. The American Legion will fill in the fun with a cook out, Patriotic Pet contest, live music, and arts & crafts for kids in the afternoon. The only fireworks over the lakefront in Oz begin at dusk, and are best seen from Rotary Park or Coal Dock Park.
Saukville Saukville's parade begins at 1 p.m. on the 4th, going through downtown and ending at Grady Park for a picnic, music and activities from noon-5. The fun then moves to Penninsula Park, where there will be music, activities, and food from 5 p.m. until dusk, concluding with fireworks.
Cedarburg's annual 4th of July Parade & Hometown Celebration boasts the largest parade in Ozaukee (roughly 2 hours long!), which begins at Fireman's Park at 10 a.m., and heads south along Washington Ave., making its way to Cedar Creek Park, where a picnic, music, and activities can be found until 9:30 p.m., when the fireworks begin.
Happy Independence Day, Ozaukee!