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Glenview 4th of July Celebration

July 4

Credit: Michael Lee Photography

It’s time to light up the night!

Here’s everything you need to know for Glenview’s annual star-spangled celebration:

Independence Day Parade

The parade route begins at the intersection of Harlem
Avenue and Glenview Road, travels south on
Harlem, turns right (west) onto Central Road and ends at
John’s park. A flurry of decorated bikes precedes a parade
full of patriotic entries!

Bike Parade Preparation: 10:30 a.m.

Bike Parade Step Off: 11:15 a.m.

Main Parade Step Off: 11:20 a.m.

Parade Participant Packet

Parade Program

2019 Parade Winners:

Best Youth Group/Youth Sports: Glenview Titans Fast Pitch Association
Best Non-Profit/Community Service or Church Group: Village of Glenview Board of Trustees
Best Neighborhood Group: Glen Oak Acres
Best Musical, Variety or Novelty Group: North Shore Dance & Theater
Best Business/Commercial: Hackney’s
Best Adult Group: Glenview Malayalees India
Judges Choice: Henley Street

Twilight Firework Show

Find your favorite seat to the best firework show on the North Shore!
Our show at Gallery Park is a 26-minute display of light
synchronized to music that is sure to leave you awestruck.

2019 Food Vendors:

Parking Lots Open & DJ Starts: 5 p.m.

Glenview Concert Band Performance: 7 p.m.

Patriotic LIVE concert from the Glenview Concert Band featuring vocalist Moses Braxton

Fireworks begin at dusk.

Remember to leave pets, personal fireworks, drones and alcohol at home. Offenders are subject to a fine of up to $500.

Fireworks Parking Flow Map

Fireworks Site Map

Share your thoughts!

The Glenview Park District strives to make each 4th of July celebration better than the last. To help us, please fill out our event survey

Our Goal: Zero Waste

How You Can Help

Use reusable items, including:

  • Reusable Drinking Bottles (Water refilling stations in the Park)
  • Bring food in containers
  • Bring Silverware & Napkins
  • Reusable Bags for your supplies
  • Avoid one-time use items & disposing of them in the park


Feeling lucky this 4th?

Buy a Play for your Parks raffle ticket! The winner of the raffle will be announced at the Twilight Show. Half of the proceeds will go to the winner, while the Glenview Park Foundation will receive the other half for support of the park district. The Foundation plans to donate half of the proceeds they receive from the 50/50 raffle to the park district in support of the Glenview July 4 celebrations. Visit http://www.glenviewparkfoundation.org/play-parks-5050-raffle/ for full rules and details.

We Have a Winner!
Congratulations to Mariah McIntyre and her family on purchasing the winning ticket! Read Mariah’s full story here.

Help Support This Year’s Independence Day Celebration!

Donate Now Button

It’s with deep appreciation that we thank our team of volunteers who work all year long to ensure Glenview’s 4th of July celebration is amazing. In order to maintain our outstanding celebrations, volunteers work tirelessly to raise critical funds from businesses and residents. This year, over 18,000 households will benefit from the festivities, but only 2% have helped with a donation. Can we count on you to join our dedicated team and support this beloved tradition by making a contribution? Every donation, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Twilight Fireworks Sponsor

Glenview State Bank

Liberty Sponsor

Glenview Park Foundation

Entertainer Sponsors

Edward Jones Fields Auto Group Vi at the Glen
Wesley Child Care Center

Patriot Sponsors

Carlson Heating Cooling Electric Company



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Star Sponsors


Edward R. James

Galo Insurance

GV Dairy Bar

– Doug Methner




Hero Sponsors

  • Chicago Glaucoma Consultants – Drs. Brown, Gorla, Weis & Young
  • FGK Services Inc.
  • Gilbert Reality Company
  • Glenview United Methodist Church
  • Grandpa’s Place
  • Hackney’s
  • James Provenza & Associates, PC
  • Johnny’s Kitchen & Tap
  • Katy Boldt Jewelry Designs
  • Lou Malnati’s
  • Nimrod Realty Group
  • Potato Creek Johnny’s
  • Pure Air Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise
  • Sun Cleaners
  • Team Trux, @ Properties
  • The Center for Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery
  • Viccino’s Pizza
  • Willow Lake Orthodontics

Special Thanks to our Glenview 4th of July Committee!

We are very fortunate to a have the support of a dedicated group of citizen volunteers who make up the Glenview July 4th Committee. This group works throughout the year to raise the thousands of dollars needed to support this event. Without this group, there would be no celebration in our community.

  • Craig Solomon, Committee Chair
  • Betsy Baer
  • Kevin Christell
  • Lisa Hanneman
  • David Kreiman
  • Kay Laurie
  • Pat Marohn
  • Florence Present
  • Frank Sclavenitis
  • Mark Trapp
  • Mike Jenny, Village of Glenview Designee

Did you know that this event it funded by donations from residents like you? A volunteer committee made up of local residents and business leaders works year-round to secure the thousands of dollars that provide our community this great event. Want to get more involved in the community and help support this event? Click here for the Glenview 4th of July Committee application. 


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Gallery Park
2400 Chestnut Ave.
Glenview, IL 60026 United States
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