Franklin Civic Celebration

4-DAY EVENT: 2016

Friday, July 1st - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 2nd - 12 Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 3rd - 12 Noon to 11 p.m.
Monday, July 4th - 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lions Legend Park

Complete Event Schedule 

July 4th Parade: Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m.; Main Parade at 11 a.m. If interested in entering a group to participate in the Main parade, please request a registration packet now by calling Jeanine Olson at 414-425-7789 or via email at All local area scout troops, churches, youth groups, booster clubs, and civic organizations are encouraged to participate. Deadline for entry is June 15th. No registration is required for the 10:30 a.m. Children’s parade. 

Fireworks:  There will be 2 days of spectacular fireworks displays that will begin promptly at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd, to celebrate Franklin's 60th Anniversary, and 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4th!

Entertainment: Bands/Entertainers to perform will include The Toys, Pat McCurdy, Bella Cain Band, Doo-Wop Daddies, The Whiskey Belles, Alter-Ego Band, Eddie Butts Band, Wisconsin Marching Band 5th Quarter, and Brew City Wrestling

Local Artists:  The Franklin Civic Celebration is also an opportunity for local artists to display and sell their creations.  To learn more, contact Ann Adamski at 414-690-7340 or via email at

Volunteers: If interested in volunteering at the Civic Celebration, please fill out the attached Volunteer Sign-Up Form and mail it to the address on the form or scan and email it to, or contact Pete Kosovich at 414-761-7664 after April 1st. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Sign up early to get your time slots reserved.

Donations: Any business or individual interested in giving a donation or sponsoring a specific event or entertainer related to the festival, please contact Mike Reichl at 414-425-9653 or via email at or David Miller at 414-758-5814 or via email at  

See complete Event Schedule here!


Civic Celebration 2009 - 4th of July Parade
 Contact Information

Parade Entry

Jeanine Olson


Mike Reichl
David Miller

To Volunteer

Pete Kosovich
Volunteer Sign-Up Form 


Related Links

Civic Celebration Commission