Watch for traffic closures during Lombard Lilac Parade on May 19

The 2024 Lilac Parade will return to Lombard on Sunday, May 19. The parade will begin at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St., and head north toward Maple St. at 1:30 p.m. To ensure a safe and orderly event, Lombard Police Chief Tom Wirsing announced temporary parking restrictions and a road closure during the parade.

Parking restrictions will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. Refer to the 2024 Lilac Parade Parking Restrictions map for details. When possible, Lombard residents are encouraged to leave their cars at home and walk to the Parade.

Residents and attendees are urged to cooperate with the Village and the Lombard Lilac Festival Parade Committee to help prevent individuals from removing the posted “No Parking” signs before and during the parade. Additionally, everyone is advised to follow the temporary parking restrictions so the parade can run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Main Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic from Central Avenue to Parkside Avenue shortly before the parade begins at 1:30 p.m.

Detour routes for Main Street will be posted and are as follows: From the north: St. Charles Road, east to Grace Street and south on Grace Street to Central Avenue. Central Avenue west to Main Street, then onto Edward Street continuing west to Finley Road. Or St. Charles Road, west to Finley Road, merging onto Crescent Boulevard and then south on Finley Road. From the south: Edward Street west to Finley Road and then north on Finley Road.

Volunteers from the Lombard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will assist the Lombard Police Department with traffic direction and crowd control during the parade.

As a reminder, the Lilac Parade is a family event, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages along the parade route is prohibited under Village Ordinance Title 9, Chapter 95.03, Section (A).

The Lombard Fire Department will station one ambulance at the intersection of Main and Harrison streets and another at Main and Hickory streets to ensure adequate emergency care during the parade.

For more information about the parade, visit

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