Tomah to host Independence Day Parade on July 3 this year, fireworks will be July 4

Tomah Parade
(Tomah Museum Photo)

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) — Tomah’s Independence Day Parade will be July 3 this year due to the holiday falling on a Sunday, according to the Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center.

President/CEO of the Tomah Chamber, Tina Thompson, said, “While we normally have the parade on the 4th of July, we wanted to be respectful of the church services that typically take place on Sunday mornings. We were also concerned that if we moved the parade to the afternoon, the July heat may be too much for the spectators and volunteers who participate in this event. Out of respect for all involved, we worked with the City of Tomah to move the parade up a day.”

The parade line-up will begin at 9 a.m. on McLean Avenue, which will be closed to parking and non-parade traffic. The parade will begin to go down Superior Avenue at 10 a.m., proceeding south down the northbound lane of the street. Superior Avenue will be closed to through traffic.

Parade registration is open on the Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center’s Facebook page or on their Events Calendar at Tomahwisconsin.com. Voluntary donations of $5.00 will go to a local non-profit youth organization for helping clean up after the parade.

The Fourth of July Fireworks, sponsored by the city of Tomah, Tomah Lion’s Club and Tomah Fire Department, will be 10 p.m. July 4 and will be let off at Recreation Park.