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Posted on: June 5, 2019

July 3rd Independence Day Parade

Parade and Fireworks

The annual Independence Day parade organized by the Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls will take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 3.  The parade will begin on Appleton Ave. at Elm Ln.  It will then proceed southeast on Appleton Ave. to Woosencraft Dr. where it will turn north towards the high school.  The parade continues north and then easton Titan Dr around MFHS where it will end at TitanDr. and Eastwood  Dr.  The parade lasts approximately 2 hours. Following the parade, Appleton Ave. will reopen requiring parade viewers to move from the medians and curbs. The annual fireworks display sponsored by the Village of Menomonee Falls will begin at dusk, on the practice field between the high school and BenFranklin School.

Suggestions/Helpful information:

July 2nd:

  • Spectators will be allowed to choose a spot on Tuesday July 2nd no earlier than 7:00 pm.
  • Appleton Ave and Woosencraft Dr will be shut down starting at 7:00 pm.  These streets will remain closed for a 30 minute period, until 7:30 pm, in which spectators may choose a spot by roping or taping off areas.
  • Tarps or blankets that cover the ground and furniture including lawn chairs are prohibited and will be removed by police as abandoned property.

July 3rd:

  • Arrive early because Appleton Ave. between Pilgrim Rd. and Lilly Rd., as well as the area surrounding Menomonee Falls High School, Ben Franklin School and the MFHS stadium, will be closed to vehicular traffic no later than 5:30 pm.  In addition, the “hot zone” surrounding the fireworks display prohibits pedestrian viewing on the athletic fields and grassy areas adjacent to Titan Dr. and Franklin Dr. The MFHS stadium will be open for viewing the fireworks.
  • Carpool to this event if possible. Parking is at a premium.
  • Handicap parking and viewing is available at the northeast corner of the stadium parking lot near the intersection of Woosencraft Dr. and Titan Dr.  This area can be accessed by entering off of Titan Dr.
  • All emergency/police/fire services will be located on the high school parking lot just south of the high school.
  • Please adhere to the temporary traffic control and no parking signs, as they assist with the flow of traffic and reduce the likelihood of an accident. After the fireworks many of the surrounding intersections are right turn only to assist with traffic flow.
  • Possession of open intoxicants in public is illegal in Menomonee Falls.
  • For the safety of all spectators, the discharge of fireworks such as firecrackers and sparklers is illegal and dangerous and will be strictly enforced.
  • The speed limit on Appleton Ave. between Lilly Rd. and Pilgrim Rd. will be reduced to 25 mph on July 2nd and all day July 3rd.  It will be strictly enforced to ensure the safety of the large number of spectators arriving throughout the day.
  • There will be several portable restrooms and trash receptacles throughout the parade route.  Please help with our housekeeping efforts.
  • The rain date for the fireworks is unknown at this time.  Please monitor the calendar of events on the village website.

Enjoy the celebration!

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