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What: Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade, with nearly 100 acts

When: Starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday (July 3)

Parade route: The parade route follows the new path that debuted in 2021, starting at Seventh Avenue at Washington Road, then heading south on Seventh Avenue, turning onto Sixth Avenue to pass through downtown. The parade ends on the west side of Library Park. Parade announcers and a reviewing stand are located along Sixth Avenue at Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St., and across the street in Navy Memorial Park.

Theme: “America the Beautiful”

Honored: Hometown Hero 2021 Tom Visintainer

Tank competition: Eleven tanks will compete for Best in Show. There are also first, second, and third place ribbons in categories such as Artistic Excellence, Patriotism, Hometown Pride, Spirit/Energy, and Best Use of Theme. The floating judges are Laura Gregorski, Marketing Director of Visit Kenosha, and Dana Nelson, owner of Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub.

For more information on the parade: Visit

Sponsors: The parade is hosted by the City of Kenosha. Snap-on is the main sponsor. Kenosha County is also supporting the parade, along with Kenosha Kingfish division sponsors, Jockey International, First American Bank, AECOM and Festival Foods.

Programming of the parade


1. VFW riders after 1865

2. Group of veteran motorcyclists

3. Community Bike Parade

4. American Legion Post 21 Color Guard

5. Kenosha Police Department

6. Kenosha Fire Department

7. Kenosha County Sheriff‘s Department

8. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth

9. Somers Fire and Rescue

10. Multi-jurisdictional Motor Corps

11. Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Squad, Inc.

12. McDevitt Towing and Auto Repair

13. Kenosha History Center Presents: Kenosha Made Automobiles

14. Jensen Towing and Recovery

Division 1

1. MUSIC: Great Lakes Naval Band

2. FLOAT: Vessel Kenosha Navy Club 40

3. Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman

4. Raphael Entertainment Stilt: Arik Mendelevitz

5. Zumba with Lili

6. U.S. Representative Bryan Steil

7. Salvation Army

8. Parade float judges Laura Gregorski and Dana Nelson

9. Step Dance Academy

10. Municipal Court Judge: Michael Easton

11. Kingfish Kenosha

12. State Senator Bob Wich

13. FLOAT: Snap-on

14. Sleep in Heavenly Peace

15. State Representative Tod Ohnstad

16. State Representative Tip McGuire

17. GROUP: Blackwatch Group

Division 2

1. Circuses Experience Wheel Jam

2. Vietnam veterans from the Kenosha region

3. Kenosha Hometown Hero: Thomas Visintainer

4. BAND/FLOAT: the grease fittings

5. Abundance of young

6. Kenosha County Clerk of Circuit Court Rebecca Matoska-Mentink and Kenosha County Clerk

Regi Bachochin

7. Kenosha County Treasurer, Teri Jacobson

8. BAND: Kenosha Rambler Band

9. FLOAT: Cub Scout Pack 567

10. Wisconsin Youth of the Year Kayla Mitchell

11. Knights of Columbus

12. Kenosha Academy of Performing Arts

13. St. Joseph Catholic Academy

14. Kenosha County Sheriff Candidate Tyler Cochran

15. FLOAT: Southport Kidz Adventure Camp

16. Bullen Middle School Cheerleading

17. Jesse White’s Tumbling Team

Division 3

1. TJ Howell Rocket Cycle

2. Band: Kenosha Pops

3. FLOAT: Kenosha County Democratic Party

4. Distinguished Young Women of Kenosha: Morgan Kelsey

5. Racine and Kenosha Urban League

6. Kenosha Community Media

7. FLOAT: Indian Trail Cheerleading

8. Angels of Hope

9. The College of Carthage Firebirds

10. Miss Kenosha Jenna Zeihen

11. Miss Southport’s exceptional teenager: Etta Tidd

12. BAND: Mad Plaid Brass

13. 52nd Street Wireless Cricket

14. Candidate for Kenosha County Sheriff Albert Gonzalez

15. American Taekwondo Academy

16. FLOAT: Kenosha Blue Line / Kenosha Komets Hockey

17. TJ Howell’s World’s Smallest Radio Flyer

Division 4

1. GROUP: Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin

2. Building and Construction Trades Council of Southeast Wisconsin

3. Kenosha County’s Fairest Royalty: Katelyn Hannah and Shannon Diedrich

4. FLOAT: Kenosha County Republican Party

5. AECOM: Lanette Altenbach

6. Kenosha County Sheriff Candidate David Zoerner

7. Lakes State Bank

8. Dr. Destruction

9. FLOAT: Kenosha Moose Lodge #286

10. Jesters, Jokers and Joey

11. Gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch

12. Kenosha Beauty Products/Emmie L. Spears Foundation

13. Kenosha Christian Life School Cheer Team and Alumni

14. These funny little people


16. Kenosha Slingshots

Division 5

1. Big Festival Food Cart

2. Kenosha Public Library

3. BAND: Route 66 Belle City Band

4. Kenosha City Tavern League SafeRide Program

5. Candidate for Kenosha County Sheriff Ray Rowe

6. Star of America Pageants National Ultimate Junior Queen Evangeline Azure & National Noble

Queen Brandy Pearson

7. FLOAT: Kenosha Community Sailing Center

8. Kenosha Yacht Club

9. Kenosha County Clerk Candidate: Zach Rodriguez

10. UW-Parkside

11. Kenosha Toyota

12. Fairy Tale Anniversary Company LLC

13. Midwest Bin Cleaners

14. GROUP: River City Rhythm

15. Miss Wisconsin Volunteer Angelica Niemann

16. Kenosha PORK #5559

17. City bus

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