The North Shore knows how to celebrate the 4th! Here’s our compilation of all the parades, fireworks, and other community celebrations happening around town!


Deerfield Family Days (see also July 4)
Brickyards Park, 375 Elm St.

5 pm: Gates Open
6 pm – Dusk: Live entertainment
Dusk 9:15 pm: Fireworks: Dusk
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Gillson Park, 800 Gillson Park Drive

4:30 - 9 pm: Entertainment
4 - 7:30 pm Games & Rides
9:30 pm: Fireworks

Tastefest throughout the day. For more information, including a complete schedule of events and parking and shuttle info, click here.



Deerfield Family Days
Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive

Full day of events including Pancake breakfast (8 am – 10:30 am); Arts & Crafts Sale (8 am – 3 pm); Rides, Games, Petting Zoo & Flower Show (10 am – 3 pm); Dog Show (8:45 am – 10 am) and town parade: noon (Bike parade 9 am)



Full day of events including:
Playground sports at various park and schools from 9 am – 12 pm
Roller skating at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center from 9 am – 11 am
Kids Fun Run, Ackerman Park: 12:45 pm
Parade: 2 pm (Beginning on Central Street to Central Park to Ryan Field at Ashland Ave.)
Band Concert: 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Dawes Park Lagoon
Lakefront Fireworks: 9:30 pm

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Events all day long at various venues including: a Rotary Fun Run at Glencoe Train Station at 8 am
Preschool Games (10 am) and Glencoe’s Got Talent (12 pm, registration closes July 1) at Kalk Park
Glencoe Parade (Meet at Central School starting at 1 p.m. - no registration required): 2pm
Food Truck Fest at Lakefront Park: 6 – 9 pm
Live Music by Spoken Four at Lakefront Park: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Fireworks at Lakefront Park: 9 pm

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Children’s Bike Parade (Ages 4 – 9, Prairie Street clu-de-sac) arrive by 10:45 am, Bike parade starts at 11:15
Parade: 11:20 am, beginning at the intersection of Harlem Ave. and Glenview Rd, heading south then west onto Central Rd. and ending at Johns Park.
Twilight Concert & Fireworks: 7 pm, Gallery Park (2001 Patriot Blvd.); fireworks at dusk from Lake Glenview

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Highland Park

Children’s Bike & Pet Parade: 9:30 am Participants should meet at 9:15 AM in the lower level of the parking structure at the northwest corner of St. Johns and Laurel Avenues. Parade: 10 am The parade starts at the intersection of Laurel and St. Johns Avenues and heads north on St. Johns Avenue, then turns west on Central Avenue and continues to Sunset Park.

Fourth Fest: 11 am - 2 pm After the parade, the fun moves to Sunset Park for Fourth Fest, featuring: food, music, carnival rides, a petting zoo, games, and more.

Bitter Jester Music Festival & Fireworks: 4 pm The grand finale of the Bitter Jester Music Festival will take place at Wolters Field at 4 pm; culminating with a fireworks display at 9:30 pm. Food vendors on site.

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Lake Forest/Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff: Pancake Breakfast (7 – 9:45 am Village Green, Parade: 10 am stepping off from Oak Ave on East Center Ave. Cookout, children’s activities follow the parade on the Village Green. 6 – 8 pm: Lake Bluff Park District's Band at the Beach, featuring Final Say

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Lake Forest Concert & Fireworks
Deerpath Community Park, 400 Hastings Rd., Lake Forest

Gates open: 5 pm
Music Entertainment: 6 pm featuring 97Nine, the premier classic rock cover band in the Midwest and Hairball, a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget.
Fireworks: 9:40 pm



Full day of events including:

Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk (7:30 am) & Liberty Lap Fun Run (4 – 10) 8:30 am – Techny Park & Fields
4th of July Breakfast: 7:30 – 11 am, Village Green Park; Police vs. Fire Dept Softball game: 10 am
Mini Golf Tournamnet & Cookout 10 am – 12 pm Sportsman Country Club
Bike Parade: 2:15pm, Parade: 2:30 pm starting at Cherry/Western, ending at Shermer/Meadow
6:30pm – DJ entertainment at the Ed Rudoloph Velodrome, Meadow Hil Park
Fireworks at Dusk

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Gillson Park, 800 Gillson Park Drive
Let Freedom Run fun run
8 am – 10:15 am

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Parade: 10 am begins at Elm Street & Glendale Avenue and heads east to the Village Green (525 Maple St.)

11 am: A flag-raising ceremony, children's parade and competition for the coveted family trophy Village Green, 525 Maple St. in Winnetka.

Fourthfest: 6 pm at Duke Childs Field, 1321 Willow Road. There will be music, food, family activities and fireworks at 9:30 pm

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