If you’ve never experienced 4th of July in Riverwest, then be sure to join us for this long-time tradition. It can’t be beat for old-fashioned fun. Be sure to wear red, white, and blue! 8:30 AM – Parade assembles at either St. Casimir’s (Bremen St.) or St. Mary’s (Fratney St.). Get a FREE FLAG. 9:00 AM – Parade groups start off to the sound of marching bands and drummers from Milwaukee Public Theatre, and join up at Locust St., where they march to Gordon Park and wave their flags at all the passersby. 9:30 AM – FREE ICE CREAM & LAKEFRONT BREWERY ROOT BEER. Talk to your neighbors (old & new) while oom-pah music plays. Shake hands with the politicians. 9:30 AM – Workshop and arts & crafts activities by Milwaukee Public Theatre. 10:30 AM – MPT presents the Ajula Tricksters Traveling Circus. 11:30 AM – Decoration Contest (bikes, trikes, wagons, buggies, etc). Theme: “Celebrate America” 1:30 PM – Talent Contest Stay for a picnic (and a nap afterwards to get ready for…) 9:15 PM – FIREWORKS!!!!!!! HAVE A SANE 4TH OF JULY!