District 48 Fourth of July Events

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With Illinois finally re-opened and summer in full swing, I wanted to let you know about some of the great events that our communities are planning for the 4th of July!

These village parades, fireworks, and other celebrations give us a long-awaited opportunity to come together and celebrate our country and communities safely, after so many months of isolation and anxiety.

As we prepare for these Fourth of July festivities, I’d like to invite you and everybody in your household to join us as we walk in the Lisle and Glen Ellyn parades. Pick your parade and sign up here!

Glen Ellyn

The Glen Ellyn parade will step off at noon on Sunday, July 4. The route starts on Ellyn Avenue to Crescent Boulevard, then north on Main Street and east on Linden Avenue to Lake Ellyn.

Glen Ellyn’s Independence Day fireworks return at dusk on the Fourth of July at Lake Ellyn Park. So grab your blanket and join the celebration! (Remember – no sparklers or candles are allowed in the park!)

I’m looking forward to walking the Glen Ellyn parade again this year! If you would like to join us in this parade to celebrate our nation’s birthday, please sign up here.


Lisle’s Independence Day fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, at Community Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to watch Lisle’s spectacular aerial display kick off our Fourth of July celebrations!

Lisle’s Independence Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 4. The parade route will begin at Lisle Junior High School, proceed east on Jonquil Avenue, north on Main Street, west on School Street, South on Center Street, and end at the Museums at Lisle Station Park.

If you have time and a comfortable pair of walking shoes, I hope you’ll join me in walking in the Lisle parade. Just sign up here!


Lombard’s Independence Day fireworks are back! The show starts at 9:30 p.m. at Madison Meadow Park, at Madison Street and Ahrens Avenue.

There will be parking restrictions around the park, so I encourage you to use the free shuttle bus services from local schools to get there and back.


Wheaton will start celebrating at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 in Graf Park. Festivities will include lawn games, music, concessions and giveaways, ending with fireworks at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.)

Wheaton will hold its annual parade starting at 10 a.m. on July 4. This year’s parade theme is “Celebrate our Freedom.” The parade will travel down Main Street Wheaton and end at Memorial Park.

Downers Grove

The Village of Downers Grove is hosting an Independence Day fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on July 4th, at 75th Street and Lemont Road. This event is being brought to you by the Village of Downers Grove and the Village of Woodridge.

Please note that the traditional Independence Day Parade down Main Street will NOT take place this year.