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July 4 Parade in Downtown Waukesha
The City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (WPRF) announces the City of Waukesha Independence Day parade will take place on July 4, 2012. The parade, “America the Beautiful,” will step off at 11 a.m. from Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Ave.
“To our knowledge the tradition of the Fourth of July Parade in Waukesha dates back to at least 1871,” said Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director Ron Grall. “The pride, history and sense of community exhibited by the citizens of Waukesha and our visitors are apparent in their participation of Fourth of July activities and I’m sure this year will be no exception. We invite the entire community to enjoy all the Waukesha parks have to offer and join in the festivities.”
The parade will begin at the corner of Maple and Wisconsin Ave., travel west on Wisconsin Ave., turn right at West Ave., follow Main St. east, turn left on Buckley, then right on Baxter, finishing at the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St. in Frame Park.
Parade line-up for children taking part in the parade will be at 10 a.m. in Cutler Park. Judging will take place at 10:30 a.m. and ribbons will be awarded for participation as well as for decorated units, first, second, and third place in the following individual categories:
Marching and float units must be pre-registered and can obtain an application from WPRF website. Deadline for application is June 8.
Children taking part in the parade will receive a free ice cream treat, sponsored by the Waukesha Kiwanis Early Risers, at the end of the parade.
More About Cutler Park
Cutler Park is home to concerts during the summer at its pavilion that honors the "Wizard of Waukesha," Les Paul.
The park is adjecent to Waukesha Public Library.
Other events here
- Memorial Day 2013: Cutler Park Ceremony Mon, May 27, 11:00 am