Fourth of July parades across the suburbs

Marching bands, dance troupes, Scouts and Shriners will be marching through towns across the suburbs as part of the Fourth of July celebration. Here’s a list of where you can see them around the suburbs.

Elgin Fourth of July Parade: 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4. The route runs on Douglas Avenue from Slade Avenue to city hall, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin. Gail Borden Public Library is the grand marshal. New this year, a Pet Parade at 8:30 a.m. at Ann Street and Douglas Avenue, ending at city hall. Register at

Northwest Fourth-Fest Parade: 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Parade runs along Illinois Boulevard from Paris Lane to Evanston Street, Hoffman Estates. This year’s Fourth of July Parade, “Harvesting Unity,” celebrates 65 years of Hoffman Estates. Free.

Vernon Hills July Fourth parade: 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Parade steps off from Deerpath and Atrium drives, Vernon Hills. Free.

Yorkville Fourth of July Parade: 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Town Square, 301 N. Bridge, Yorkville. The parade begins at Yorkville High School and ends at Town Square Park.

Aurora's Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. The parade with more than 75 units, led by the Citizen Police Academy Alumni of Aurora, begins at Benton and Broadway, north on Broadway to Downer Place, west on Downer to Middle Avenue. The reviewing stand in front of Grand Army of the Republic Military Museum, 23 E. Downer Place.

Barrington Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, along Main Street in Barrington. Free.

Bensenville LibertyFest Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Steps off from the village hall, 12 S. Center St., and heads east to Green Street, south on York Road, east on Jefferson Street and ends at Redmond Recreation Center, 545 John St.

Boy Scouts carry the American flag during a previous Des Plaines Fourth of July parade. Daily Herald file photo

Des Plaines Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, from Center Street and Wicke Avenue, proceeds north on Center to Prairie Avenue, east on Prairie and then disbands at Prairie and Pearson Street, Des Plaines. The theme is “Planting the Seeds of Happiness” and features community floats, live music and strolling entertainment. Free.

Frontier Days Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. The parade steps off from Dunton and Oakton streets, travels south on Dunton to Miner, and then east to Recreation Park. Free.

  The flags open the 2022 Frontier Days Fourth of July Parade in Arlington Heights. John Starks/, 2022

Hawthorn Woods Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, and continues to the village hall.

Hinsdale Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Steps off at Sixth and Garfield streets, travels north on Garfield to First Street, then west on First to Grant Street, and finally south on Grant to Sixth Street.

Lisle Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. It begins at Lisle Junior High School, proceeds west on Jonquil Avenue, north on Main Street, east on Burlington Avenue, ending at Lisle Village Hall. Join the Lisle Heritage Society for an ice cream social at The Museums at Lisle Station Park after the parade at 10:45 a.m.

Wheaton Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, in downtown Wheaton. The annual parade, with the theme “Reach for the Stars,” features floats from local businesses and organizations. It steps off from Main Street and Hawthorne Boulevard, heads south on Main to Union Avenue, west on Union to Wheaton Avenue, and south on Wheaton to Front Street. Viewing stand on Front Street.

Antioch Independence Day Celebration: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Steps off from Antioch Community High School to Popular Avenue on Route 83, Antioch.

Lakemoor Fourth of July Parade: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, stepping off from the village hall, 28581 Route 120 through the neighborhoods to Morrison Park on Willow Road.

Rolling Meadows Fourth of July Parade: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, from the Rolling Meadows High School parking lot, 2901 Central Road, Rolling Meadows. Parade heads west on Central Road, north on Owl, east on Kirchoff Road to Plaza Drive and ends in the Jewel parking lot. Free.

Sleepy Hollow Fourth of July Parade: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Sabatino Park, Thorobred Lane, Sleepy Hollow. Annual Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade with the fire departments leading the parade around Sabatino Park, made up of children on bikes, skaters, tractors, and floats.

Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Parade: Noon Thursday, July 4, along Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn. Heads east from Lambert Road to Park Boulevard along the south lane on Fawell. Parking available at the College of DuPage.

Glendale Heights Fourth of July Parade: 1:45 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at GH20 Aquatic Center, 240 Civic Centre Plaza. Wear red, white and blue and join a parade across the pool deck.

Northbrook Fourth of July Parade: 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. First, a bike parade is held on Cherry Lane at Westmoor School, 2500 Cherry Lane. Register in advance online or at the Bike Parade Tent in the staging area. Then the annual Fourth Parade begins just west of Westmoor School and ends at the village hall, 1225 Cedar Lane.

Bartlett Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6. Starts on Oak Ave. at North Ave., heads south to Railroad Ave. and over to Main St., heads south on Main to South Bartlett Road, to Stearns Road.​ Featuring horses, floats, fire engines, bands, Shriners, community groups, and more.

Prospect Heights Independence Day Parade: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, from St. Alphonsus Church, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights. The parade will take off from the St. Alphonsus Church parking lot and head south on Wheeling Road, west on Willow Road, north on Schoenbeck Road, to the Hebron Church parking lot. Afterward, enjoy hot dogs and refreshments, courtesy of the Hebron Church community.

Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade: 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7. New this year, it starts at Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St., heads down Dole Ave., west on Crystal Lake Ave., then north, ending at the Oak Street entrance to St. Thomas Church.

Mundelein Community Days: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Steps off at Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley St. and ends at Seymour Avenue.

Runners enjoy the 5K course in scenic Techny Prairie Park and Fields in the 2022 Liberty Loop. Courtesy of Northbrook Park District


Elmhurst Running Club’s 4 On the 4th: 7:15 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Wilder Park in Elmhurst. Four-mile run at 7:15 a.m. and Kids’ 1K for ages 5-12 at 8:20 a.m. Register at

Glen Ellyn Freedom Four 4-Mile Run/Walk: 7:30 a.m. start Thursday, July 4, at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Run or walk the scenic course at Lake Ellyn Park. Benefits the Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. T-shirts guaranteed for early registrants. $27-$40. Register at

Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk: 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Techny Prairie Park & Fields, 1750 Techny Road, Northbrook. Certified 5K course through Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Meadowhill Park. Winners receive medals, and preregistered participants receive a dry-fit T-shirt and gift bag. Liberty Lap Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4. The one-mile modified Liberty Loop course welcomes junior joggers. The course starts and finishes at the same location as the 5K and winds along the Trail Through Time. Part of Northbrook’s Fourth of July festivities. Registration required.

Great Western Freedom 4 Run/Walk: 8 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. Annual 4-mile run or 2-mile walk to benefit Lazarus House. $30-$45. Register:

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