Independence Day Parade

Event details

  • Wednesday | July 3, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Appleton Avenue at Elm Lane Menomonee Falls WI 53051

The July 3rd parade was a huge success once again. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time and energy to make this possible. Besides volunteers from our club, these other organizations also stepped forward: Optimists After Five, the new Sussex, Lisbon, Lannon, Butler Optimist Clubs, and family and friends of members

The first thank you goes to Mother Nature. The weather was perfect that night.

Thanks to our parade chairperson, Steve Fleming, and the parade committee which consists of Larry Hebbring, Tony Bawiec, Terry Fitzsimmons, Larry Podolske, and Ann Freudenthal.

This parade would not happen without the services of the Menomonee Falls Police Department. Sargeant Steven Sanders is the department’s liaison with the parade team for the Land Grab and the parade. Thanks to Steve and all the officers involved.


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