Enjoy food from Highland Park restaurants, carnival games
and pony and carnival rides. Music by Mike & Joe throughout the
Glen Ellyn's 4th of July Parade will begin east of Glenbard West
High School on Crescent Blvd. and proceed west to Main Street,
north to Linden Ave. and finally, east to Lake Ellyn. Visit GlenEllyn4thofJuly.com for more
Bring your blanket for a traditional fireworks display. Visit GlenEllyn4thofJuly.com for information on
special "Boomer Booster Seats" on the Lake Ellyn boathouse
Event features food, a beer garden, live music, activities for
kids and fireworks display.
Fest features live music, lots of ribs, arts & crafts and
kids' area (on Saturday and Sunday afternoons).
Join the staff at feeding time to learn about Trailside's outdoor resident animals.
Kids enjoy the inflatables and painting a 20-foot mural and can sign the Declaration of Independence. Revolutionary War reenactors will fire a real cannon and supervise 18th century games. Includes a magic show and performance by the The U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes. Both museums are open.
Features fun for the entire family and guest speaker Randall C. Dunn, head of school at the Latin School of Chicago. Other highlights include patriotic music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a children’s costume parade led by the World’s Tallest Uncle Sam. Following the festivities, the museum is open, noon-4:30 p.m., with free admission for Illinois residents.
Experiment with explosions, launch mini rockets, construct a potato popper, and more! Design and make your own lightup hat, assemble a sound sandwich, and create a patriotic collage. Science and art are the stars in this red white and blue day of family fun.
The museum marks America's birthday and the Trolley Museum's birthday with $2 fares for all riders.