Independence Day Activities
All Independence Day Activities will be held on TUESDAY JULY 4, 2023
PARADE STEPS OFF AT 10:00 AMCalhoun Road will close at approximately 9:30 AM
The parade will continue until all units have completed the route. In a typical year this ends at 11:30 AM-12:00 Noon.
Bike DecoratingJuly 3rd
Library East Parking Lot
Join the Brookfield Public Library July 3rd 11:00 AM in the Library’s East parking lot to decorate your bike for the Children's Parade on July 4th.
Coloring ContestAll entries are due on Friday, June 16th, 2023
4 & 5 Year Olds and 6 & 7 Year Olds - color picture below
Kids Salute Picture
8 & 9 Year Olds - color picture below
Soldier Salute Picture
Parking Information for the Parade
Parade Spectator Guidelines
In the interest of public safety and fairness, the Independence Day Activities Committee is requesting that parade spectators refrain from obstructing or attempting to reserve any public right of way area (e.g. sidewalks, curb areas, medians) by placing chairs, blankets, tape, rope, tents, or any other item along the parade route before 7:00 PM the night before the parade. NO items may be placed on median strips until 7:00 AM on the morning of the parade. In addition, the placement of large and over-sized items that could potentially obstruct the view of other parade spectators is strongly discouraged. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Please check the Parade Route for information on where to see the parade.
Guidelines for Parade Entries
Participants in the parade are asked to abide by the Guidelines for Parade Entries.
2023 applications now closed - check back for 2024 later this year!
Parade Line Up
Parade participants can check with the person(s) that signed the Parade Application for directions/instructions on where to meet on the day of the Parade.
Independence Day Activities Committee
The Independence Day Activities Committee meets throughout the year to advise and make recommendations regarding Independence Day events. This committee operates under the established Committee Guidelines.
Flag Raising CeremonyThe Flag Raising Ceremony will take place on the Civic Plaza immediately following the parade.
Family Fest is in full swing at Mitchell Park from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This annual pre-fireworks event features family-oriented activities and a variety of food, and entertainment. Come on out to the park earlier and find parking, have a picnic, enjoy the activities and entertainment, and stay for the fireworks extravaganza. THERE IS NO RAIN DATE FOR FAMILY FEST.
Fireworks will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - Rain date is Wednesday, July 5th.
The fireworks begin at approximately 9:17 PM.