4th of July


4th of July Community Parade Expectations

The City of Milton is excited for the upcoming 4th of July Community Parade, including the home and business decorating contest and the mock-parade portion. We have typical safety concerns with a regular parade, and this event presents a different set of safety concerns mainly due to roads not being closed. Safety is a top priority, so the City created a list of reminders related to traffic ordinances and statutes to keep everyone as safe as possible during the event.

  • All traffic signs need to be obeyed.
  • If you are not traveling at the regulated speed limit, you must be aware of the traffic around you. You should yield to other vehicles by pulling over and letting them pass.
  • Horses, tractors, and other slow moving vehicles typically allowed on roadways can participate in the event, but please ensure you are riding or driving so other traffic can pass.
  • Any vehicles heavier than 12,000 pounds are not allowed on roads other than designated truck routes.
  • For those who have larger vehicles, please note there will not be any parking restrictions on the roads, which means it may be difficult to maneuver around some corners and through some streets.
  • If there are any floats or trailers, people may not ride on them. People are allowed to ride in the beds of pickup trucks.
  • Walkers with vehicles driving the parade route are not allowed. Those driving the parade loop are not allowed to throw or handout candy or other items.
  • Those driving the parade loop are not allowed to stop for a presentation, stunt, performance, etc.
  • Stunts on motorcycles are not allowed.
  • Per City ordinance, the only fireworks allowed to be used in the City without a permit from the Mayor and Fire Chief are toy pistol paper caps, sparklers, and toy snakes. A commonly used rule of thumb is that a permit is required if the device explodes or leaves the ground.

We are also asking our community members located on the parade loop to not interact with the parade entrants by throwing items to them, spraying water, delivering drinks, etc. If the entrant pulls over at the curb and such interaction takes place, then that is a much safer scenario and allowed.

We want to thank all of our community members in advance for following these rules and expectations so this can be a fun, safe event for everyone.

If you have any questions about the information above, please contact any of the following people below.

Derek Henze
4th of July Parade Coordinator
(262) 473-9585

Scott Marquardt
Police Chief
(608) 868-6910 ext. 221

Al Hulick
City Administrator
(608) 868-6900 ext. 6