The Village of Glenview

Glenview 4th of July

Traffic, parking, schedule and more

​Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate our nation's 242nd birthday at the Glenview 4th of July celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Children's Bike Parade

Children ages 4 to 9 are invited to step off the parade by bringing their decorated bike to the Prairie Street cul-de-sac (just north of the Glenview Public Library), by 10:30 a.m. Participation is free and there is no registration necessary. Bike helmets are recommended. The bike parade starts at 11:15 a.m.

Independence Day Parade

The parade route begins at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road. Beginning at 11:20 a.m., the Grand Marshall will lead 75 community groups, entertainers, floats and marching bands south on Harlem Avenue, turning right (west) onto Central Road and ending at Johns Park. Thank  you to Fields Auto Group for generously sponsoring the Grand Marshall, to Liberty Sponsor Glenview Park Foundation, and Entertainment Sponsors Vi at The Glen and Martin Jamarson LLC.

Click here for a map of parking restrictions before and during the parade.

Twilight Concert and Fireworks

The 2019 concert and fireworks takes place at Gallery Park. At 5 p.m., a DJ will provide an entertaining start to the celebration, and food trucks will be on site to provide refreshments. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with patriotic music by the Glenview 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. Thank you to Glenview State Bank for generously sponsoring this event.

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

Want to help?

The Glenview 4th of July Committee is always looking for volunteers.