Bring your family and friends for Glen Ellyn's favorite hometown tradition, the annual Fourth of July Celebration.
The 2015 theme is "Blue, White & Red: North to South Instead". Our parade route is shortened and reverse due to road construction.
The festivities begin on Saturday, June 27 2015 with spills and chills at the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta and great food at the Picnic in the Park, a fundraiser for the 4th celebration.
On Saturday, July 4th 2015, enjoy a full day of activities, including the Freedom Four ® Four-Mile Run, Glen Ellyn's 4th of July Parade, Afternoon Festivities and Glen Ellyn's Grand Fireworks display.
The Fourth of July Committee desperately needs volunteers to help with this year's Picnic on June 27th and the parade on July 4th. Over 150 volunteers are required to help stage these events each year - some just for an hour or two. To volunteer please submit here .
Fourth of July in
The 4th of July parade and fireworks are organized by the Fourth of July Committee - an all volunteer organization. Both are completely funded by your contributions. Please SUBMIT now and consider making a donation today!
This exclusive, limited edition “Grand Finale at Lake Ellyn” print donated by Ron & Mary Ann Aubrey’s Make A Memory Foundation will be available for sale at the Picnic in the Park and before the Grand Finale Fireworks at Lake Ellyn for $50.00. Availability of these specially signed & numbered prints is strictly limited to the first 200 sold. Tax Deductible.
Ron and Maryann Aubrey commissioned Gordon France, renowned local water color artist to paint “Grand Finale at Lake Ellyn” to capture the excitement and family experience of our 4th of July fireworks. "We also wished to create something Glen Ellyn for all those who live here to enjoy. We hope it triggers a smile and a special memory every time you view it", says Ron Aubrey.
Grand Finale Print for Sale
There is construction scheduled for Crescent Blvd this summer. The parade route will be rerouted and return to the traditional route next year.
The parade route will begin at Hawthorne St and Lenox Rd marching north on Lenox Rd, turning west onto Linden St. and southbound on Main St ending at Crescent.
Glen Ellyn 4th of July Celebration!
The staging area will be in the surrounding area consisting of the high school parking lots, Lake Rd and the neighboring streets south of Hawthorne.
Please consider parking in the lots south of the train tracks and walking to the festivities by foot.