We’re celebrating the Independence Day in a big way in Kane County, IL.
On and around July 4, 2019, there are more parades, fireworks and community celebrations than you can shake a sparkler at.
Probably the biggest event of the holiday is the “Wall That Heals” Vietnam Veterans Memorial that will be traveling to West Dundee, but there’s also a Kane County Cougars homestand and other new events this year.
As always, if we missed any, email a link to Kane County Connects intern Allison Arguezo at email@example.com and Cc firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Fourth of July!
Fourth of July Parade
The city of Aurora’s annual Fourth of July Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in downtown Aurora!
The parade route will begin at the intersection of Benton and River, head east on Benton, north on Broadway, west on Downer Place and ending at River Street.
The Fourth of July Parade Reviewing Stand will be placed in front of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, located at 20 East Downer Place, for best viewing.
Aurora prepares to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, with an action-packed day of Fourth of July activities — from the parade in the morning to a picnic in the afternoon to the fireworks at night!
The Aurora Historical Society’s 52nd annual Independence Day Picnic and Ringing of the Bells will be held on the grounds of the Tanner House Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4, 2019.
In addition to old-fashioned traditions, there will be a patriotic concert by the American Legion Band and an appearance by race car driver Matt Mc Cain. The event is free.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., the City of Lights will live up to its name with a pyrotechnic extravaganza illuminating the night sky with a rainbow of colors.
You can see the Fireworks display from:
- RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway Avenue. At RiverEdge Park, guests will enjoy great food, live music, dancing and an amazing view of the fireworks display.
- McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave. At McCullough Park, guests will enjoy a variety of food vendors, children’s inflatable entertainment, live music, dancing and a front-row-like view of the fireworks display!
For more information on this event, please contact the City of Aurora Special Events Division:
(630) 256-3370 | Events@aurora-il.org
The Sugar Grove Park District has taken over this year’s Fourth of July parade!
Anyone or business is invited to participate in the parade or watch along the one mile route. The lineup is at John Shields Elementary School at 12:30 p.m.
The parade begins at 1 p.m. and participants will enjoy a freeze pop at the end.
- Host: American Legion Post # 679
Location: Randall Oaks Park, 750 Randall Road, West Dundee, IL 60118
- When: The memorial will be open 24 hours a day from July 4 to July 6 and until 3 p.m. July 7, 2019.
- Click here for the event Facebook page.