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Patriotic spirit on display across area 4th of July parades

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 19:36:43-04

Glendale's Fourth of July Celebration is an all-day event, and families love it!

It started in the morning with a children’s parade. Kids decorated their bikes and met at Parkway Elementary to parade down Milwaukee River Parkway to Kletzsch Park. Treats and a gift bag were handed out at the end.

The Main Parade Extravaganza followed, featuring floats, celebrities, bands, clowns, animals, classic cars, and more. Spectators lined up along Milwaukee River Parkway between City Hall and Kletzsch Park.

Following the parade, a festival began at 11:30 am at Kletzsch Park. Festivities included bounce houses, a rock wall, the North Shore Fire Departments’ super soak, dunk tank, boy scout corn roast, food trucks, baseball game, hair coloring, henna artist, and classic cars.

Live music helped the party transition from day to night, before fireworks filled the sky at dusk.

There were parades and parties in parks throughout Milwaukee this Fourth of July.

Mayor Tom Barrett stopped to join-in on the festivities in Humbodt Park, Wilson Park, and Lake Park.

We also stopped by Lake Park where families and friends gathered for picnics, games, a bicycle parade and talent contest.

There will be music at the park begining at 8 p.m. and a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m.