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Winnetka’s Fourth of July
July 4 @ 10:00 am - 9:40 pm
Fourth of July Parade • 10 am
Come On Out And Show Your Patriotic Spirit
Watch and support local organizations and your fellow neighbors as they march in Winnetka’s Annual Fourth of July Parade along with Orchestras, Pipe Bands, Dixieland Bands, jugglers, Uncle Sam on stilts and so much more!
The parade steps off from the intersection of Elm Street and Glendale Avenue and heads east through town all the way to the Village Green. Family, friends and anyone in between are welcome to be a part of this patriotic event.
2016 Parade Line-Up & General Information (posted 7/1/16)
Our annual July 4th parade is always a wonderful event that brings us all together as friends, neighbors and citizens. We like to involve as many people as possible in our parade, because it’s always fun to see our citizenry getting into the spirit and doing something out of the ordinary. And let’s face it, the more entries there are, the more festive the parade!
So please participate! You don’t need talent (although it’s a plus if you have some), just enthusiasm. Entries may be as simple or sophisticated as you wish. You could decorate a bike, wagon or lawn tractor; build a stunning float; dress in costume; play an instrument; march with the Girl Scouts… Be inspired!
If you can’t resist this chance to show your patriotic spirit, please complete and return an entry form by June 23. You may also call us at (847) 501-2040 to ask how you can participate in this marvelous tradition.
The parade entry form is available at the Winnetka Park District Administrative Office, 540 Hibbard Road or here.
Events on the Green • 11 am
A Winnetka Tradition
After the parade, join us at the Village Green for the traditional flag-raising ceremony, children’s flag parade and family races. Compete for the coveted family trophy and let the bragging rights begin.
Fourthfest • 6 pm
Games, Entertainment, Food, Music & Fireworks, Food Vendors: Domino’s & Chuck Wagon
Come celebrate our nation’s birthday at the Winnetka Park District’s annual Fourthfest at Duke Childs Field. Bring dinner or purchase food while you enjoy music, food and children’s activities prior to the most spectacular fireworks on the North Shore! A multitude of attractions and entertainment will be there including face-painters, balloonists, moon walks, a giant slide and so much more.
Children’s Activities: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Blooze Brothers Concert: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (presented by BMO Harris Bank)
Jesse White Tumblers: 8:00 pm
Fireworks: 9:20 pm
Shuttle Bus Information
FREE Buses to Duke Childs Field will be provided every 20-30 minutes between 6:00-10:30 p.m. Buses will follow 2 routes:
Route 1 – Pick Up & Drop Off
– Hubbard Woods Train Station
– Tower Rd. Beach (Upper lot)
– Lincoln & Winnetka Community House (Village Lot)
– Lincoln and Elm Streets
– Elm St. and Green Bay Rd.
– Elm St. Post Office lot
Route 2 – Pick Up & Drop Off
– Elder Ln. Beach
– Winnetka Ave. and Essex
– Indian Hill Train Station
– North Shore Country Day School
– Winnetka Train Station
– Elm St. Post Office lot