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!
Belgium The celebration begins in Belgium with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24th at Heritage Park.
Thiensville Thiensville's Family Fun Before the 4th is a nearly all-day event, and a great day for the whole family! On Saturday, July 25th, the parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Follow it to the Village Park, where free ice-cream, live music, and a variety of events await, followed by fireworks at dusk.
Rotary Music Festival in Cedarburg The Drum Corps International Tour will return to Cedarburg on Sunday, July 3, for the 17th Annual Rotary Music Festival. Cedarburg High School Stadium is set to play host to a lineup of 9 World and Open Class corps during this event that will take place on the eve of Independence Day.
Friestadt It doesn't get any more Americana than Trinity Friestadt'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), a noon tour of the Historical Grounds (with a new display of telephones through the ages), and a 1 p.m. parade, followed by children's games, a flag raising, and the very German music of the Alte Kameraden Band and dancing by the Pommersche Tanzdeel Dancers.
Grafton Grafton's 4th of July coincides with Grillin' in Grafton. The parade begins at Grafton High School at 11 a.m., and makes its way to Centennial Park, where more fun can be found, including an 11:30 performance by the UW Marching Band, and fireworks at dusk.
Port Washington Port's parade begins at 11 a.m. on the 4th; follow it to Veteran's Park on the lakefront for an old fashioned ice cream social, bicycle judging, a watermelon seed spitting contest, and music throughout 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., going through downtown and ending at Grady Park for a picnic and activities. Fireworks are at dusk over Peninsula Park.
Cedarburg Cedarburg's 4th of July 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 and activities can be found. The Civic Band performs in the band shell at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30.
Happy Independence Day, Ozaukee!