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South Milwaukee's 4th of July fireworks may be a go

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Posted at 9:00 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 18:32:31-04

UPDATE: Milwaukee County Parks confirms to TMJ4 Wednesday they’ll be ending capacity limits and will share details of that publicly on Thursday. That same day, Mayor Brooks will be asking South Milwaukee’s Common Council to reverse its decision to cancel the 4th of July fireworks at Grant Park.

Original story:

South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks confirms that the city's 4th of July fireworks and festivities are canceled for 2021.

Brooks tells TMJ4 that the event held at Grant Park usually attracts several thousand people, and that they waited as long as they could to make a decision.

But because of the capacity limit of 1,000 people in Milwaukee County parks, which would be still in effect on 4th of July, Brooks said there was no way to hold the event. He expects 4th of July celebrations to return as normal next year.

The mayor adds the South Milwaukee Heritage Days parade will still happen at the end of July.

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