South Milwaukee Heritage Days Parade

Parade Information
11 am Saturday, July 27th, 2024

More than 100 units will take to the streets for the parade. Marching bands, local political leaders, clowns, scouts, veterans groups, local businesses – and everyone in between. South Milwaukee is known for hosting great parades, dating back to the early 40’s with the Spectacle of Music – we are proud to keep this local tradition alive!

Parade Route: It all kicks off at 8th & Milwaukee Avenues, heads west on Milwaukee to 16th Avenue, then turns north before ending at 16th & Manitoba Avenues.

It costs up to $60,000 per year to put on the parade. We host fundraising events and raise funds via our local community members & business donations.

We need YOUR help to keep this South Milwaukee Community Tradition alive for years to come. Consider making a donation today via our Paypal or Venmo.


We are a 501(c)3 tax-deferred foundation, please reach out if you would like documentation.


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Parade Registration
If you are interested in being in the parade, please fill out our google forms application here:
Parade Participation Application

The deadline to apply is July 1st.
Businesses – If you are interested in entering the Parade as a business you will have to also submit a sponsorship form, please reach out for sponsorship opportunities:
Please Note: In order to keep with our high-quality standards each year, we reserve the right of refusal to anyone, also NO political campaigning will be allowed.

Parade Committee
The South Milwaukee Heritage Days Parade Foundation includes a dedicated group of volunteers that works year-round to bring the parade to life. Current parade committee members are:

Dan Caveney (Chairperson) | Fred Mitchell (Vice President) | Shanda Caveney (Treasurer) | Peggy Wranovsky (Sgt at Arms) | Cory Gagnon (Recording Secretary) | Stephanie Morgan ( Corresponding Secretary) | Julie Casey | Mike Casey | Karen Grundman |  Kelley Erickson | Patti Hittmann | Jim Leavens | Stephanie Dallmann | Don DeMont | Louise Hart

Volunteer Opportunities
We appreciate any help that we can get, and are always accepting new volunteers or donations to join our efforts. Please contact us with your individual or group information and we will get back to you with our available opportunities.

Contact Information
For more information on the parade, please use our preferred method of email to reach us:
Alternatively, you can reach us via our voice mail box at: 414-762-2222 ext 339
(Phone & Email responses can be delayed, our volunteers try to respond within 5 business days)