Greenfield Fourth of July Events Look to Sparkle

Planning is underway for Greenfield's 4th of July celebration, and residents and businesses are encouraged to participate.

Greenfield will be the site of the biggest and 'bestest' 4th of July Festival and Parade ever! We've been meeting since the end of the 2011 Festival.  

Our now -experienced organizing committee, having produced last year's successful event, is pulling out all stops.

Key to the master festival plan is participation by the Greenfield business community and local merchants. Toward this end, we hope that everyone will see the value and rewards of building "community awareness" by participating. The 4th of July parade last year had large crowds. Increased numbers of parade participants and parade gazers are highly anticipated. 

A mid-week event with Independence Day falling on a Wednesday plus gas prices being what they are, many folks will be staying close to home on the 4th. Local festivals and parades with huge crowds will be music to the eyes and ears of smart business folks looking to showcase themselves amidst all the many activities.  

"My phone has been ringing off the hook with companies and retailers calling to inquire about how to join the effort," states parade committee member Dennis Ervin. "The 2012 Greenfield Parade will be the finest parade in southeast Wisconsin," Ervin says.   

The 4th of July Parade (12:15 p.m. start) and Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. There will be something for everyone – featuring the return of the UW Madison Marching Band and their highly acclaimed 5th Quarter Performance; the Greenfield High School Marching Band; Audubon School Marching Band and Drumline, just to name a few!  Look for the KidZone, “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader” Contest, Salsabrosa Dance Company and Martial Arts America demonstrations and lessons, Bakers Square Restaurant Pie Eating Contest, music by DJ Bill Code and our headline band Speakeasy and so much more at Konkel Park following the parade. Of course, plenty of food, beverages and a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by the City of Greenfield!   

The Greenfield Parade and Festival are free of charge. 

The Partners of Greenfield Park and Recreation 4th of July Celebration is organized by members of Partners Celebration Committee, a sub-committee of Partners of Greenfield Park and Recreation, a non–profit organization formed to organize special events for the City of Greenfield.  Its members are represented by:  Bakers Square Restaurant and Pies, Bill Code the DJ, Classic Lanes, EmbroidMe, Community Bank and Trust, Greenfield Jaycees, Squire Fine Men’s Apparel, Wild Impact Marketing.   

For further Greenfield parade participant or Greenfield Festival information contact: Jeannette Lucero, Festival Chairperson at 414.282.0141 or Dennis Ervin, Parade Committee Member at 262.786.7196. Information packet on all activities and sign-up forms are available on request.

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Jeannette Lucero Alvarado May 05, 2012 at 06:16 PM
There is no other place that you would want to be for this year's 4th of July! Like the Greenfield 4th of July Fb page for news to come!
Jeannette Lucero Alvarado May 08, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Be sure to "Like" the Greenfield 4th of July Fb page to receive the latest information on our Celebration! www.facebook.com/Greenfield4thOfJuly


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