The Village of Sussex is devoting morning, noon and night to Independence Day, with annual attractions like the fireworks show and new events like a live band at Village Park.
The Sussex Fire Department has yet to lift their burning ban, meaning residents are strictly prohibited from lighting off their own fireworks. However, the fire chief hasn’t called off the annual fireworks show. Firefighters are planning to be at Village Park in case things get dangerous.
Here’s what you can do in the village Wednesday:
- 9:15 a.m. – Line up behind the Sussex Village Hall in parking lot.
- 9:30 a.m. - Parade participants march west on Main Street to the Village Park. Upon arrival, children will enjoy ice cream.
- 10 a.m. - Carnival style games and relays at the park.
- 6 to 9 p.m. - Live entertainment by the Rabid Aardvarks at the Lion's Open Air Shelter.
- This is the first time Sussex has hired a band for the celebration, and they chose a highly acclaimed group. The Rabid Aardvarks were recently voted Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s 2012 Cover Band of the Year, and they will even play on Sunday at Summerfest.
- 9:20 p.m. – The best seating is on the Village Park’s sledding hill. If the fireworks are canceled because of the dry weather, Patch will let you know.
Events in the Area
You don’t feel like staying in Sussex on the Fourth of July? That’s no problem, because Patch has you covered.
We compiled a list of literally every community event we could find in Waukesha, Milwaukee and Racine counties. If you want to celebrate the holiday twice, or if you’re unable to head out to the Sussex events on Wednesday, check out Menomonee Falls’ parade and fireworks show on Tuesday night.
Patch also mapped out every major fireworks show in the tri-county area surrounding Milwaukee so you know exactly where to go. Nothing says Independence Day like laying out a blanket and staring up at the sky, waiting for the grand finale. Why not do it where you want to?
With so many choices, tell us in the comments: What are you doing on the Fourth of July?