Independence Day Parade

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

Event details

  • July 3, 2018
  • 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. I want to thank each and every volunteer who helped at any level. It is always hard to get so many volunteers to give of their free time on a holiday. But once again, club members stepped up and brought their spouses, friends, family members and others with them to volunteer. Thanks to all!

If anyone has suggestions for improving the parade, the committee would love to hear them. Please send me an email and I will bring them up for discussion at the parade wrap up meeting.

I think another big thank you should go to Mother Nature. We could not have asked for better weather that night.


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