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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

We’ll see you on our traditional route where we’re here to stay!

Step Off: 11:20 a.m.

Bike Parade Preparation: 10:30 a.m.

Bike Parade Step Off: 11:15 a.m.

Twilight Firework Show

Find your favorite seat to the best firework show in the North Shore!

2019 Food Vendors:

Rio Bamba Latin Kitchen
Two Buds One Joint Griddle
Kona Ice
Cupcakes for Courage
5411 Empanadas
Grilled Chasers

Parking Lots Open: 5:00 p.m.

Glenview Concert Band Performance: 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Donate Now ButtonHelp Support This Year’s Independence Day Celebration!

Though this event receives extensive personnel, public works and safety support from the Glenview Park District and the Village of Glenview, direct event expenses exceed $70,000 and are paid entirely with donations made by our residents and businesses. Our ability to continue to provide this wonderful celebration depends on your support.
Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Donate Now Button

Now Taking Parade Applications for 2019

Want to show off your community pride and patriotism in the parade? Click the button to open the parade float packet, with details on how to submit your entry.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Twilight Fireworks Sponsor

Glenview State Bank

Liberty Sponsor

Glenview Park Foundation

Entertainer Sponsors


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

Patriot Sponsors



Mike's Garage Kiwanis-logo-web Jennings Chevy Jennings VW
Garveys Carlson Heating Cooling Electric Company Fialkowski

Star Sponsor


abt GV Dairy Bar


Hero Sponsors

  • FGK Services Inc.
  • Grandpa’s Place
  • 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

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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