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There will now be a new route in effect for ALL parades in Waukesha

The city of Waukesha announced Thursday, March 16, there will be a new parade route in effect for all parades. 

In addition, the city announced the Independence Day Fireworks will move to July 3. 

“I appreciate the continued efforts of our entire Waukesha team as we work to make improvements to our events in 2023,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly. “I look forward to seeing our community come together throughout the year.”

All parades taking place in the city will follow a new parade route. The new parade route is being put into place for several reasons including:

  • Strategic placement of the City’s Mobile Vehicle Barriers (MVBs)
  • Direct access for emergency services
  • Additional and closer parking options for attendees including access to the City’s South Street parking ramp and downtown municipal lots.
  • Improved traffic flow around the event which will help to reduce traffic congestion before, during, and after the event. 

According to a news release, the city will establish a secure perimeter along the route with parking restrictions in place along the route. 

The Independence Day Fireworks show will move to Monday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m. at Lowell Park, 2201 Michigan Ave.

People at Christmas parade in Johnson City, Tennessee

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Image

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