The many dimensions of diversity in Oak Park are on display when the annual Independence Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m., July 4 from Longfellow Park at Ridgeland Avenue and Adams Street. The parade marches north on Ridgeland to Augusta Street, turning east to disperse near Whittier Elementary School at Harvey Avenue.
Among the entries typically scheduled to march are social and special interest groups, community groups, athletic teams, politicians, businesses and service organizations, children’s groups, animal lovers with their pets and musical groups.
A fireworks display, hosted by local not-for-profit Great American Light Show Association, usually begins at dusk in the football stadium of Oak Park and River Forest High School, near East Avenue and Lake Street.
To register as a participant or traffic volunteer for the parade, complete the Participation Application. For more information, call 708.358.5407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.