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Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Parade
10:00 am

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.

Parade Participation
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 20. 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.

2017 Parade Line Up & Participant Information Packet

Parade Partners: @ Properties, Edwards Florist and Greenhouses, First Bank and Trust, Goldfish Swim School-Evanston, GYMGUYZ, John Cook, MD, The Private Bank

Events on the Green
11:00 am

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.

6:00 pm

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.

Games/Inflatables/Rides: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Generation Concert: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Concert Partner: BMO Harris Bank)
Jesse White Tumblers: 8:00 pm
Fireworks: 9:20 pm

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

Be A Proud Community Supporter of the Winnetka Fourth of July Celebration

The Fourth of July Celebration is Winnetka’s largest and most expensive community-wide  celebration that takes place annually– or at least for the past 129 years! Please consider  a financial contribution on behalf of your family to keep this tradition alive in 2017.

Potential Benefits…
• Fourth of July Supporter Yard Sign
• Reserved Parking Space for Fourthfest/Fireworks (near Winnetka Ice Arena)
• Recognition in Winnetka Park District’s Fall 2017 Guide

Experience Benefits ($1,000+)
• Starter at the Events on the Green
• Grand Marshal of the Children’s Flag Parade at the Village Green
• Parade Banner before Music/Entertainment Acts
• Attraction Supporter Signage at Fourthfest

All experience benefits are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Business partnership opportunities are also available. Contact Mary Cherveny at (847) 501-2076.

Donation Form
Online Donation



July 4, 2017
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