Gov. Scott Walker, and his wife Tonette, drew cheers as they walked in the Menomonee Falls' Fourth of July parade on Tuesday.
Other politicians, including former Gov. Tommy Thompson, joined them in celebrating the nation's independence, a day early.
Children dashed for candy and even popsicles. Clowns, bands, pom pon squads and all of the typical parade staples were there. So were a few unusual sights: Including Elvis and the Lone Ranger.
Families staked out spots along Appleton Avenue. Later that evening, the fireworks went off with the light of a full moon in the background.