Fourth of July Planner: Lake Bluff, Lake Forest

Here is a list of scheduled activities, headlined by the Lake Bluff parade and Lake Forest concert/fireworks.



Fourth of July Parade: 'History Marches On’

6:30-9:45 a.m. – Kiwanis' 41st annual Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - Parade check-in opens on East Sheridan Place

8 a.m. - Parade assembles on East Center Avenue

9:15 a.m. - Children’s Parade assembles at Center and Scranton avenues

9:40 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies:

Invocation: Tom Dickelman, Community Church of Lake Bluff/Lake Forest

National Anthem: Lake Forest High School students

Master of Ceremonies: Joanna Rolek

Review Officer: Rear Admiral Sandra E. “Sandy” Adams, U.S. Navy

Reserve Deputy Commander, Navy Region Midwest

9:50 a.m. - Children’s Parade steps off

10 a.m. - Parade steps off from Oak Ave on East Center Ave.

Parade Marshals: The Lake Bluff History Museum

Parade Title Sponsor: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

After the Parade, in and around Artesian Park:

Noon - Firehose Games – Rosenthal Field

1 p.m. - Mixed Doubles Tennis Finals

For more information, visit the website.



Festival & Fireworks, Deerpath Park, 400 Hastings Road

5 p.m. – Fields open

6 p.m. – Sixteen Candles & Blue Sky Riders

7:30 p.m. – Annual Pie-Eating Contest

8 p.m. – Kenny Loggins

9:35 p.m. – Fireworks Display

Purchase tickets at the gate:

  • Non-residents: $15  (Kids under 5 are free)
  • Adult VIP Pass: $75 (Includes admission, food and beverages catered by
  • Lovell’s of Lake Forest)
  • Child VIP Pass: $25 (12 and under. Must be accompanied by adult with VIP pass)
  • Family Pack VIP Pass: $200 (Includes 2 Adult VIP passes, 4 Child VIP passes, General parking – a $270 value)
  • Regular Parking Pass: $20
  • Premier Parking Pass: $50

For more information, visit the website.


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