Thank you for celebrating Independence Day 2023 with us in Kenosha! We'll see you in 2024! Stay tuned for details!

The City of Kenosha gets in the festive spirit in a big way to celebrate Independence Day! Three events are on tap across multiple days: Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade, Celebrate America, and Let Freedom Sing. The fireworks will be on the Fourth of July. Everyone’s invited to the outdoor party along Lake Michigan!

Kenosha Civic Veterans ParadeKenosha Civic Veterans Parade: July 2, 2023

The 2023 Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade presented by Snap-on will step off at 1 p.m. on July 2 with the theme “From Sea to Shining Sea.”  Floats will compete for the honor of Best in Show, and also first, second, and third place ribbons in categories including Artistic Excellence, Patriotism, Hometown Pride, Spirit/Energy, and Best Use of Theme.

Downtown Kenosha
July 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM
FREE to Watch!

Celebrate America with FireworksCelebrate America: July 1-4, 2023

Enjoy live music, a carnival, concessions, and family fun!

The carnival starts July 1, the other activities start July 2.

FIREWORKS: 9:30 PM on the Fourth of July.

Many people arrive early and spend the day at the lakefront. 

Along Kenosha's Harbor
July 1-4, 2023
Admission is FREE! Food and beverages are available for purchase. Some activities have fees.

Sesquicentennial Bandshell at Pennoyer ParkLet Freedom Sing: July 4, 2023

In a setting that’s a bit quieter than the Celebrate America festival – but still with a view of the fireworks – check out this event. The Kenosha Pops will be performing patriotic and march favorites to help you celebrate the 4th of July.

Sesquicentennial Bandshell at Pennoyer Park
July 4, 2023 - Starting at 4:00 PM
Admission is FREE!

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