Independence Day Parade

4th of July Parade #139, photo credit Bob Bosch

Event details

  • Tuesday | July 3, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Appleton Avenue at Elm Lane Menomonee Falls WI 53051

It is parade volunteer sign up time. Be the first to register to get the area you enjoy the most. The parade is the evening of July 3. If you have volunteered in the past and want the same job in the same area, please let me know. Invite friends and family to join you. This is always a fun event for all. Here are the parade volunteer opportunities:

  • Making cotton candy
  • parade line up
  • parade marshal
  • selling cotton candy and popcorn
  • Bucket Brigade.

Many members have already volunteered to help this year and I really appreciate that. It takes over 100 people to make this parade the great event that it is.

Please contact me via email, or phone 414-881-6804.


The Independence Day Parade is the largest of the three parades held in Menomonee Falls. This parade is very well attended and precedes the annual fireworks display held at Menomonee Falls High School. Reserving a parade viewing space is allowed during a pre-scheduled time slot. Watch for more details on the rules regarding reserving spaces on the Village of Menomonee Falls website here.

The Optimist Club runs the Independence Day Parade which is always held on the evening of July 3 at 7:00 pm. The parade route starts on Appleton Avenue at Elm Lane and proceeds southeast to Woosencraft Drive, finishing on Titan Drive. Click on the map below to be redirected to a Google Map of the area. The Menomonee Falls Police Department will close Appleton Ave in both directions from Lilly Road to Pilgrim Road at 5:30 PM on July 3. This is earlier than previous years.

Independence Day Parade participants should submit their entry form at least 45 days prior to the date of the parade.

For more information about participating in the Independence Day Parade, contact Steve Fleming 262.385.6499 or Charlie Keller 262.241.5489

Please complete the online Parade Entry Form AND the Independence Day Filming Form

Mail any applicable fees due to Menomonee Falls Optimist Club, Attn: Steve Fleming, PO Box 627, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052.

Menomonee Falls Parades

Independence Day Parade Co-chairs: Charlie Keller & Steve Fleming