4th of July Parade Notes

Posted on June 30, 2024

In the 30 years that MPK has been in business, one of our favorite things that we look forward to is marching in the 4th of July parade. This will be our 28th year participating! Following is the information if you and/or your student would like to partake in this fun experience:

Thursday, July 4th @ 10 am. Please arrive at the high school parking log no later than 9:30am! We are spot number 41 in the parade. We’ll meet on the lawn at the north side of the parking lot to line up and run through our routine. We will have a goody bag for all our marchers.


  • Karate pants
  • MPK t-shirt (or MPK summer camp shirt)
  • Karate belt (if you have one)
  • Comfortable shoes that won’t come off (no flip-flops)
  • A water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Pick up will be at Christ Lutheran Church after the parade (220 S Main St, DeForest, WI 53532). We will finish our parade route on the lawn at Christ Lutheran Church on Main Street. Parents please plan to meet your child there if you are not walking with them in the parade.

If you would like to participate, just stop by the front desk to sign-up!


  • We are looking for at least six parents to join us and bring wagons to hold water, candy, etc… Of course, we welcome any adult that would like to participate! Parents that are joining us please bring a wagon if you have one (we have more than 80 students marching!) as it is a great spot for water bottles in between our routines.
  • Students will do a martial arts routine during the parade — practice for this will be during class (it is age/belt level appropriate)

We can’t wait for this exciting celebration! Sign up at the front desk so we know how many goody bags to make. Please let us know if you have any questions.

— Front Desk Staff