Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate our nation's 240th birthday at the Glenview 4th of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
NEW PARADE ROUTE -- 2017 ONLY
Because of construction on Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road through the downtown area, the parade route has been changed for 2017. The parade will start at Glenview Road and Elm Street and head west to end at Glendale Road.
Children's Bike Parade
Children ages 4 to 9 are invited to step off the parade by bringing their decorated bike to the Glenview Community Church parking lot, 1000 Elm Street, by 10:30 a.m. Participation is free and there is no registration necessary. The bike parade starts at 11:15 a.m.
Independence Day Parade
Beginning at 11:20 a.m., the Grand Marshall will lead 75 community groups, entertainers, floats and marching bands from the intersection of Glenview Road and Elm Street west to Glendale Road.
Twilight Concert and Fireworks
The 2017 concert and fireworks takes place at Gallery Park. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with patriotic music by the 100-piece North Shore Concert Band, followed by the fireworks display to a recorded musical score. The fireworks will be shot off from the middle of Lake Glenview. Public areas to view are located to the west, south and north of the lake. Speakers will be placed throughout the park.
Parking for the twilight show
Click here for a map of parking restrictions before, during and just after the fireworks end.
VIP parking and general parking areas are offered to donors who receive parking passes and those paying a fee. Free, public parking is available in The Glen Town Center parking garages and the Metra lots at The Glen of North Glenview station.
To facilitate a smooth traffic flow leaving the area after the show ends, motorists will be restricted to a specific direction of travel depending on the parking lot from which they are exiting. See the map below for specifics.
Support the celebration
Click here for information about sponsorships and donations.