Each community along the North Shore has their own special plans for the 4th…here are a few to take note of:
- Highland Park
Parade, 10 am in downtown Highland Park
Watch eye-catching floats and listen to bands as they walk or roll down the street and more. This year’s theme is “A Look Back in Time” so look for the parade floats to reflect a specific decade or time in history. Stake out your spot early on Central Ave — and look for me if you want one of Coldwell Banker’s famous 4th of July chip clips!!
Fourth Fest, 11-2 at Sunset Woods Park
Let the festivities begin. Play carnival games. Jump around in an inflatable. Go around the Fest in a train or hop on a pony for a ride. Feed the animals in our petting zoo. Stop and listen to live entertainment while feeding your hunger from one of or vendors in the concession area. *Tickets for games and rides: 3 for $1.
Fireworks, dusk at Wolter’s Field and Hidden Creek Aqua Park The highlight of the holiday! Fireworks begin at dusk on the 4th. Watch from Wolter’s Field, or float around at Hidden Creek Aqua Park and enjoy the view from the water! $5.
Parade, 10 am starting at Elm and Glendale and continuing to the Village Green. Watch and support local organizations and your fellow neighbors as they march in Winnetka’s Annual Fourth of July Parade along with the Jesse White Tumblers, National Champion Jazz Steppers, Pipe Bands, Dixieland Bands, Orchestras, Irish dancers, Uncle Sam and so much more!
Activities on the Green, 11 am. After the parade, head to the the Village Green for the traditional flag-raising ceremony, children’s flag parade and the family races, with event for all ages . . . let the bragging rights begin.
Fourthfest, 6:30 pm at Duke Childs Field. Enjoy a country rock concert from the ban Jin and Tonic. Other attractions and entertainment include face-painters, balloonists, moon walks, a giant slide, a bungee run and more.
Fireworks, 9:15 pm at Duke Childs Field.
Family Days activities are as follows for July 3rd and 4th: