Hundreds gather for fireworks show in Milwaukee

Milwaukee (CBS 58) – Milwaukee’s famous July 3 fireworks are back, firing from Lake Michigan near Veterans Park Sunday night.

Hundreds of vacationers apply for their places, many of them come here every year as a family tradition.

Jenna Wells of CBS 58 decided to get their tips and tricks for the best fireworks experience in Milwaukee from real experts.

Jenna found 5 top tips shared by professionals watching fireworks in the park.

Tip #1: Come early.

“Get out of here as early as you can and stay as long as you can,” Jenny Tuff said. Her family has been throwing fireworks in the same place for 43 years.

Along with arriving early, it’s important to remember that parking fills up quickly and nearby roads close, so look for alternative ways to get to the park.

“Ride your bike because parking isn’t easy,” said Karen Thomas, who has been biking to the Milwaukee fireworks show for several years.

“Park downtown, drive down the hill, and go down to enjoy the fireworks,” Scott Fisher’s advice from Gift of Wings kite shop.

Tip #2: Bring plenty of food and drink with you.

“Bring plenty of water. Stay hydrated,” Tuff said.

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Tip #3: Check the sellers. Day and night, the park is full of food trucks and beer tents.

David Hofer of the Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds tent said they would stay open for 30 to 45 minutes after the fireworks so everyone could grab a bite to eat.

Tip #4 is very important: Keep the park clean. Employees give out a lot of garbage bags.

“We handed them out to vacationers and handed them out to people all day, asking them to put their garbage in a bag, asking them to either take it home or leave it for us to pick it up tomorrow,” Fisher. said.

Volunteers can help with garbage collection on July 4th.

Finally, tip #5: Pass on the family tradition.

“I’ve lived here since 1978 in the same area,” said Gloria Patricia Alvarez-Schaff, who met her husband at a fireworks display 30 years ago. Now the kids will take care of it. for a good time.”