Where to Celebrate the 4th of July on the Chicago’s North Shore! | Chicago North Shore Moms

There’s no shortage of 4th of July celebrations on the Chicago’s North Shore. Here’s your update for 2024. Be safe and enjoy America’s birthday! Most celebrations are free to attend. Parking is always tough, plan ahead.



Evanston 4th of July Celebration

Parade 2:00pm begins at Central Park Avenue and travels east on Center Street to Ryan Field at Ashland Avenue

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Palatine Concert Band
Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park
Tune your radio to 90.5 FM

9:30 pm A Musical Extravaganza!
Tune your radio to 90.5 FM


Wilmette Fun & Fireworks

July 3rd 5pm @ Gillson Park Schedule: 5-10 P.M.  Food Trucks | 5-8:30 P.M. Music | 9:30 P.M. – Fireworks


Northfield 4th of July Celebration

July 4th 9:45am Parade – line up at two locations
11am @ Willow Park Schedule:
11-1 P.M. Family Fun! Inflatables/Giant Slides, Crafts, Games, Family Races, Egg Toss, Bike Decorating Contest, Food & Beer Tent.


Winnetka’s Fourth of July Celebration

July 4th The parade begins at 10am:

Events on the Green: 11am-1:30pm @ Village Green Winnetka. Fun includes:

  • Children’s Flag Parade
  • Races on the Green
  • Games/Inflatables/Rides/Balloon Artists
  • Face Painting

Concerts 7-9:20pm
Fireworks 9:30pm @ Duke Child’s Field


Glencoe: Celebrate Independence Day in Glencoe!

July 3rd Party in the Park 5-9pm @ Lakefront Park
July 3rd Fireworks 9pm @ Lakefront Beach
July 4th Early Childhood Games 9:30am @ Kalk Park


Highland Park’s Independence Day Events

Fourth Fest is back at Sunset Woods Park 1:30-4:30pm on July 4th
No fireworks


Glenview’s 4th of July Celebration

Parade: Thu, July 4, 11:20 a.m.
Harlem & Glenview Road
Bike Parade begins at 11:15 a.m. at Jackman Park

Twilight Fireworks: Thu, July 4, Gallery Park
6 p.m.  Music with Live DJ, Food Vendors
7 p.m.  Glenview Concert Band
9:20 p.m. Fireworks


Northbrook 4th of July

Northbrook 4th Of July Parade 4pm on July 4th at Cherry & Cedar Lane
DJ Entertainment at the Velodrome 7pm at Meadowhill Park
Northbrook 4th of July Fireworks at dusk at Meadowhill Park


Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks

July 4th

5pm @ Deerpath Community Park: Live music, fireworks, food & bev, kids activities. Purchase tix online, link above.


Lake Bluff 4th of July Celebration

10am Parade steps off OAK AVE. on E. CENTER AVE.
Parade Marshal: The Dogs of Lake Bluff Represented by the Pugs
5-8pm Lake Bluff Park District’s Band at the Beach Sponsored by Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee

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