One has long list of activities over three days


The Fourth of July will again bring rides, bands, a parade and a ski show to the area.

Most of the activities are in New Berlin, given that Muskego saves its big summer celebration for its August community festival, but the lake community isn't exactly ignoring the holiday.

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In Muskego, the Water Bugs Ski Team will put on a celebration marking the holiday a day early, on Monday, July 3, at Idle Isle Park, W182 S6666 Hardtke Drive. There will be food, inflatables and interactive games all afternoon.

The ski shows start at 6 p.m. with the junior ski team show first. The main show will follow with the theme "Gold Rush." The national champion ski jumpers will again be the highlight of the show.

Muskego's fireworks will be about 9:30 p.m. Parking will be at Idle Isle with overflow parking in a lot across Martin Drive in Park Arthur. Although Idle Isle is within walking distance, a shuttle will take people from there to and from the event, starting in the afternoon.

New Berlin

New Berlin will salute Independence Day with a three-day celebration that includes carnival rides, live music and food, all at Malone Park, 16400 W. Al Stigler Parkway.

The first day, Sunday, July 2, will feature all of that plus more at the New Berlin West High School Performing Arts Center, where the band New Odyssey will entertain at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance from the New Berlin City Hall. 

Monday, July 3, will include family games and activities from 6 to 8 p.m. and the annual flashlight candy hunt at 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4, will bring the Fourth of July parade at 1 p.m. on National Avenue, starting at Coffee Road and proceeding West to Al Stigler Parkway. There will be activities until fireworks start at 10 p.m.

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How will you celebrate Fourth of July? From parades to activities for the kids to fireworks shows, there isn't a shortage of events in the Milwaukee-Waukesha area. Chris Kuhagen/Now Media Group

New Berlin schedule 

Sunday, July 2: Malone Park

  • 1 p.m. — Grounds and carnival open
  •  2 to 10 p.m. — Spectrum Carnival with wristband special  ($20 cash at City Hall cashiers office by end of June 30/ $25 at gate)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. — Wildlife in Need @ Schoeneck Container Family Tent
  • 2 to 6 p.m. — the band Home for the Weekend performs (west tent)
  • 2 to 6 p.m. — Whiskey Business (east tent)
  • 4 to 6 p.m. — Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals at Schoeneck Container Family Tent
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — 3M (west tent)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Cowboy Up (east tent)
  • 11 p.m. — Grounds and carnival close

Sunday, July 2: New Berlin West PAC

  •  6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — New Odyssey (ticket required) (tickets available at city hall starting June 16/limit 6)

Monday, July 3: Malone Park

  • 1 p.m. — Grounds and carnival open
  • 2 to 10 p.m. — Spectrum Carnival wristband special 
  • 2 to 6 p.m. — Doin’ It Live Karaoke (west tent)
  • 2 to 6 p.m. — Stripd (east tent)
  • 4 to 6 p.m.— Peter John Half Twisted – Half Knot balloons (center of grounds)
  • 5 p.m.— First Cornhole Tournament (preregistration required)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Pie Bake-Off Check-In at Schoeneck Containers Family Tent
  • 6 p.m. — Pie Bake-Off judging (entry form at
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Family games and activities for all ages (center of grounds)
  • 6:30 p.m. — New Berlin Lions free ice cream handout (11 years and younger) (north end of west tent)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Love Monkeys (west tent)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Chasin’ Mason (east tent)
  •  9:30 p.m. — New Berlin Fire Department Flashlight Candy Hunt (softball diamonds) (for sixth grade and younger/bring a flashlight and bag)
  • 11 p.m. — Grounds and carnival close

Tuesday, July 4

  • 9 a.m. — Mini-parade lineup (City Hall main parking lot)
  • 9:30 a.m. — Mini-parade sponsored by New Berlin Junior Woman’s Club
  • Noon — Grounds and carnival open
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Spectrum Carnival wristband special 
  • 1 p.m. — Main parade
  • 4 to 5 p.m. — World Martial Arts Academy demonstration (west tent)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. — Anita’s Dance Center (east tent)
  • 4:30 p.m. — German Shephard Dog Club demonstration (center of grounds)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Cheap Shots (west tent)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Cherry Pie (east tent)
  • 10 p.m. — Fireworks sponsored by Schoeneck Containers
  • 11 p.m. — Grounds and carnival close

Daily: carnival, concessions, games. No food or beverage carry-ins or picnicking allowed on festival grounds.

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