The New Berlin 4th of July Commission is excited to begin sharing details for our 2023 Celebration. The theme for this 55th year will be “Celebrating Community”. Please continue to check the website as the summer draws near for updated information regarding scheduled musical performances, food options, registration details for Pie Contest, Corn Hole Tournament and new this year Trivia Contest! Scroll down to find sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. Finally, please note the parade route WILL LOOK DIFFERENT this year. Please watch for updates here or on our Facebook page for complete and accurate information.
"Celebrate Your Independence"
The New Berlin 4th of July Commission is now accepting applications for food vendors and charities allowed on grounds during festival. Please return completed application directly to Polly Oldenburg, New Berlin 4th of July Coordinator at 3805 S Casper Drive, New Berlin WI 53151-0921
If you do not have a brick & mortar presence in Waukesha County you will also need a Direct Seller’s Permit that will be obtained through the city clerk’s office.
Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. on July 4
Due to road construction on Moorland Road and National Avenue parade route and staging will be different in 2023. Parade route will begin at 159th Street and travel west to Rose Court. Staging will take place on National Avenue, west of Moorland to 159th and carry into the subdivision north. Residents affected will receive direct notification. Official parade route will begin at 159th street heading west and end at Observatory Road. Between the hours of noon and 3:30 - 159th Street will NOT be accessible to general traffic.
Road closures will begin at 11 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.
In deference to the condensed space, spectators will refrain from placing personal items or roping off areas along the parade route to noon on July 3rd. ALL ITEMS PLACED ALONG NATIONAL AVENUE PRIOR TO JULY 3rd WILL BE CONSIDERED ABANDONDED PROPERTY AND WILL BE REMOVED. Thank you for cooperation.
July 4 at 10:00 p.m. in Malone Park
Please note: It is against city ordinance to have sparklers, punks, fireworks, and open fires on the festival grounds.
Shuttle Buses/Parking/Ride Share
Generously donated by Durham Bus Services, shuttle buses will run from 4:30 pm through 11:30 pm. Route includes stops at New Berlin Activity & Recreation Center, Ronald Reagan Grade School (outer parking lot) and Festival Grounds. The Festival Grounds pick-up/drop-off point will be located at the crosswalk on the north side of National Avenue, just west of Casper Drive. Signage indicating point will be posted.
- Littles BBQ
- Quality Concessions
- AV Concessions
- Hoffman's Roasted Nuts
- Not Joe Average Bakehouse
- Sweet Caroline Corn
- QT Treats
- Natty Oaks
- New Berlin Boy Scouts - Cedar Crest Ice Cream
- Pudgy's - Pork Grinds
- Pop's Kettle Corn
- NEW BERLIN FIRE DEPARTMENT PANCAKE BREAKFAST SUNDAY, JULY 2ND - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The theme for 2023 will be “Celebrating Community”! Our goal will be to incorporate and highlight as many business, youth groups and non-profits as possible. Please reach out to Polly Oldenburg at email@example.com or at 262-754-1805 with your ideas on how you can help make that happen.
Since 1968 the City of New Berlin has been known for a community-based, family-friendly 4th of July celebration that includes a spectacular fireworks display. The success and growth of our festival can be directly tied to the generous support of local businesses and community members. Please consider supporting this longstanding event, while elevating your business profile and demonstrating your community-based ethic! See the attached form for opportunities!
July 4th at 9:30 a.m. (lineup starts at 9 a.m.)
For children 11 years old and younger with decorated bikes, tricycles, and wagons. Parade will take place in the lower/south parking lot of City Hall. Parking and unloading of bikes will take place in the upper/north parking lot of City Hall. Please walk down the sidewalk to enter lower parking lot. Registration is not required. Bring your camera and a donation of toothbrushes and toothpaste to benefit the New Berlin Food Pantry.
Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, July 2nd at 9:00am to 12:00pm
20th Annual Pie Contest Winners
Other - Mark Geske
Apple - Ava Doornek
Cream - Beth Flemming
Fruit - Laurie Demoss
7th Annual Cornhole Tournament Results
1st - 2 Guys Off
2nd - Tool Time
3rd - DS & RL
1st Annual Trivia Tournament Results
1st - Oh My Liver
2nd - Wolves Champs
3rd - The Manatees
4th - A Team
5th - Hootenany's
A list of possible rides to choose from:
- Gee Wizz
- Ferris Wheel
- Tip Top
- Spin the Dragon
- Pirate Ship
- Super Slide
- Bounce House
- Wacky Shack
- Bumper Cars
- Force 10
- Go Gator Coaster
- Drop Tower
- Jalopy Junction
- Loop O Plane
- Glass House