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4th of July Parade and Fireworks

July 3

Thursday, July 4, 2024 – Join the Racine community for our Independence Day celebration! This year’s 4th of July parade theme is American Treasures – which means monuments, icons, and all the wonderful people, places, and things that make America unique and special.
We start with a pre-parade at 8:30am. The pre-parade features the noisy police cars, fire engines, military vehicles, classic cars, tractors, etc. The parade then steps off at 9:00am. Remember we want you to stay safe! Please no silly string, no poppers or firecrackers, and no crossing in front of the units.
The parade route is 2.6 miles along Main Street – starting officially at Goold St. and Main St. moving south around the turn up 14th Street.
The streets start to close on the north end at 7:00am moving south and will be fully closed around 8:00am. The earliest you can claim your spot on the parade route is 5:00am. If you can’t make it in person you can watch the parade live on Channel 24, and it is livestreamed from the My24 website if you are outside of the broadcast area.
Then finish out your celebration with the spectacular fireworks! Get your spot at North Beach – the fireworks can be seen up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline. They start after the sun sets and the skies are dark on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Typically, that is around 8:45pm but this can vary based on the weather and the decisions of the fireworks company.


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