4th of July

4th of July Festival - Schedule of Events (2021)

Thursday, July 1

  • 5:30 p.m. - Community Recognition Picnic with introduction of Parade Marshal
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Milton Mile Swim at Lieder Family Pool at Milton High School

Friday, July 2

  • 3 p.m. - Milton Mile Swim at Lieder Family Pool at Milton High School
  • 4 p.m. - Carnival & Food Trucks Open
  • 5 p.m. - Carnival Unlimited Wrist Band Begins (5-9pm)
  • 5 p.m. - Beer Tent Opens
  • 6 p.m. - Lil' Lions Kid Bike Parade
  • 6 p.m. - Sunset Strip 80s Tribute Band
  • 9 p.m. - Versatile DJ / Photobooth / Mirror Booth

Saturday, July 3

  • 8 a.m. - Milton Mile Swim at Lieder Family Pool at Milton High School
  • 11 a.m. - Carnival & Food Trucks Open
  • 5 p.m. - Beer Tent Opens
  • 6 p.m. - The Britin's Beatles Tribute Band
  • 9 p.m. - Versatile DJ / Photobooth / Mirror Booth

Sunday, July 4

  • 8 a.m. - Optimist Run
  • 11 a.m. - Carnival Open
  • 1 p.m. - 4th of July Parade on Madison Ave
  • 4 p.m. - Food Trucks Open
  • 5 p.m. - Beer Tent Opens
  • 6 p.m. - Rainbow Bridge
  • 8 p.m. (Dark) - Fireworks
  • 9 p.m. - Versatile DJ / Photobooth / Mirror Booth

4th of July Parade

The 4th of July Parade is held every year on July 4.  The parade starts on Madison Avenue at the intersection with Crescent Drive and proceeds east down Madison Avenue to Hilltop Drive where the parade route then heads south to Municipal Drive.

The parade is coordinated by Derek Henze.

Parade Marshal Nomination

The Milton 4th of July Parade Committee is pleased to announce they are accepting nominations for the 2021 4th of July Parade Marshal. Nominations can be submitted through the City’s website or directly to Derek Henze at Edward Jones, 691 S Janesville Street, Milton, WI. A printable pdf of the nomination form is available on the website.  Nominations are due Friday, April 16.  If there are any questions, please contact Derek Henze at (608) 868-1704 or by email at derek.henze@edwardjones.com.

Parade Entrant Information

The parade entrant form is available as an electronic form on the City's website, and it's also available as a pdf.   

All forms must be submitted by Noon on Monday, June 28, through the electronic form on the website or to Derek Henze at Edward Jones, 691 S. Janesville Street, Milton, WI 53563 (Next to Piggly Wiggly/Anytime Fitness) or submitted by email to derek.henze@edwardjones.com.

Derek Henze
4th of July Parade Coordinator
(262) 473-9585
derek.henze@edwardjones.com


Scott Marquardt
Police Chief
(608) 868-6910 ext. 221
smarquardt@milton-wi.gov


Al Hulick
City Administrator
(608) 868-6900 ext. 6
ahulick@milton-wi.gov