Residents are invited to the 2022 Somers Fourth of July Parade.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Red, White & Blue in 2022!”

The 1.2 mile route begins at Shoreland Lutheran High School and ends at Somers Elementary School. The parade starts at 2 p.m. and usually lasts about an hour depending on the number of entries. There are usually 60 to 70 entries. Staging will take place at Shoreland Lutheran High School from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Music groups registered include: the KUSD Rambler Marching Band, the Mike Schneider Polka Band, Bagpiper Michael O’Connell, MGV Harmonia, River City Rhythm drummers, Shoreland Lutheran High School Band and a Mariachi band. Other entertainment acts currently booked are the Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling team, Jolly Giants stilt walkers, the Lions Club Mighty Mite Jeep and juggler Arik Mendelieviz. Other local entries include Snap-on, Kenosha Kingfish baseball and UW-Parkside. Somers Elementary students will distribute American flags to spectators along the parade route.

The Shoreland Lutheran High School Booster Club will be selling food and drink in the staging area and the Fireman’s Association will provide food and drink at the fire station before and during the parade.

Portable toilets will be located along the parade route. Parking is available at Somers Elementary, Somers Village Hall, the Post Office and the back lot at Shoreland Lutheran High School.

Road closures at 100th Avenue and highways E, EA and H at 18th Street will start at noon. Highway E will remain open at Green Bay Road.

No ice cream social is planned following the parade.