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July 4 Parade

The many dimensions of diversity in Oak Park are on display when the annual Independence Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on 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.

Click here to register as a participant or traffic volunteer for the parade. For more information, call 708.358.5407 or email

July 4 fireworks

Weather permitting, a fireworks display will be held at dusk on July 4 in the football stadium of Oak Park and River Forest High School near East Avenue and Lake Street.

The 2022 fireworks display is sponsored by the Village of Oak Park and Visit Oak Park.