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Holiday weekend winds down with Fox Lake, Mundelein parades

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  • James Vass and his mom, Angie, both of Fox Lake, use water cannons Saturday to sneak-attack floats that travel past their spot along the Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue after starting at Grant High School.

       James Vass and his mom, Angie, both of Fox Lake, use water cannons Saturday to sneak-attack floats that travel past their spot along the Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue after starting at Grant High School.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The Edge Church band performs Saturday in the Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.

       The Edge Church band performs Saturday in the Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Grant High School summer softball players spray themselves and the crowd watching Saturday's Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.

       Grant High School summer softball players spray themselves and the crowd watching Saturday's Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Lilliana Perez, 10, of Fox Lake, runs along side the Grant High School softball float in Saturday's Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.

       Lilliana Perez, 10, of Fox Lake, runs along side the Grant High School softball float in Saturday's Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Wearing ear protection, Brayden McNelis, 1, sits on dad Jeremy's shoulders and doesn't mind the loud firetruck sirens in Saturday's Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.

       Wearing ear protection, Brayden McNelis, 1, sits on dad Jeremy's shoulders and doesn't mind the loud firetruck sirens in Saturday's Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
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The Fourth of July has passed but that doesn't mean the holiday celebration has ended.

If you haven't taken in a festival or watched a parade -- like Saturday's Celebrate Fox Lake parade on Grand Avenue, which started at Grant High School -- as part of the long holiday weekend in Lake County, you'll have one last chance.

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Mundelein's annual Community Days festival ends today, with the highlight being the parade at 2 p.m. on Hawley Street. It runs from Prospect Avenue to Mundelein High School. It is free to watch.

The parade features 82 participants, including various elected officials, several drill teams, local businesses and Danni Allen, NBC's "Biggest Loser" 2013 champ.

The festival also continues for one last day at Kracklauer Park, the Santa Maria del Popolo Church meadow and other locations throughout Mundelein.

It features carnival rides, games, music, Mundelein Munch and more. Carnival rides require ticket purchases.

Entertainment includes the McNulty Irish Dancers from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and Rough House Blues on the Mainstage from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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