July 4th 2011 Celebration and Fireworks in Highland Park Illinois.
Every July 4th in Highland Park IL the city and Park District of Highland Park plan a fabulous day filled with fun activities which is followed by a wonderful evening featuring an amazing display of fireworks.
The festivities for the 4th of July celebration in Highland Park will begin at 9:30 on Monday morning. The Children’s Bicycle and Pet Parade participants should line up on the corners of Central and St. Johns Avenues. Everyone is invited to participate and decorating bikes, strollers and wagons is encouraged. Don’t forget to bring your dog and feel free to dress them up! The community parade will begin at 10:00 featuring local businesses, floats, marching bands, dignitaries and entertainers will follow the Children and Pet Parade. Coldwell Banker will be a participant be sure to look for our float and the chip clips which we will be giving away. Both groups will head to Sunset Woods Park.
Upon arriving at Sunset Park be sure to enjoy The Park District of Highland Park’s Annual July 4th Carnival. The carnival will be open from 11:00 to 2:00pm. Enjoy live music, inflatables for children, rides, petting zoo and local food vendors. The event is free but there is a cost for games and rides – tickets can be purchased at Sunset Park.
The evening’s festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Wolters Field, 1080 Park Avenue West. The festivities will start off with the Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands followed by the fireworks display. The bands will compete against one another fort the Championship. The fireworks, which will be shot off from the Highland Park Country Club at 9:00 p.m., and are easily viewed from Wolters Field. Parking is available at Wolters, in the Highland Park Hospital’s east parking lot at Midlothian and Park Avenue West, and at the Highland Park Country Club. Handicapped parking is available on the east side of Wolters Field, adjacent to the high school administration building.
Don’t feel like heading to Wolters field? Looking for a cool night out? Residents will also be able to take in the fireworks display while floating in the pools at the Hidden Creek Aqua Park, 1220 Fredrickson Place. The Park District’s Float and Watch event, which costs $5 per person, runs from 8:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July ~ Enjoy!