MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Thousands will flock to Milwaukee’s Lakefront on Wednesday, July 3rd for the annual U.S. Bank Fireworks Display in honor of Independence Day! The extravaganza begins at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Some set up camp in Veterans Park on Tuesday — hoping to secure the best view possible for the big show Wednesday night.
For the first time in years, Daniel Johnson and his family will use their grill to heat food and themselves! With low dewpoints and temperatures in the 60s — it didn’t quite feel like July along the city’s Lakefront on Tuesday.
“We ain’t gotta worry about the ice melting this year!” Johnson said. “We’re probably going to use (the grill) later on to stay warm.”
Though it was unseasonably chilly, those at the Lakefront on Tuesday night said they weren’t going to let the weather dictate their fun!
“We’re gonna deal with it. We’re gonna be there. It’s Wisconsin — what do you expect, you know?” Johnson said.
The fireworks show will be launched from two barges on Lake Michigan, off the lakefront of Veterans Park. The fireworks will not be rescheduled if there is severe weather.
The U.S. Bank July Fireworks show will feature more than 10,000 pounds of fireworks, with 5,000 igniters lighting more than 20,000 shells. A state-of-the-art electronic system will ensure proper timing of the colorful and noisy display. It will be connected by more than eight miles of wire.
Those who can’t make it to the Lakefront on Wednesday can watch the entire fireworks show from the comfort of their homes ONLY on FOX6!
We will also be providing LIVE STREAMING of the fireworks show on FOX6Now.com.