Lake Bluff 4th of July Celebration

Celebrating our nation's independence since 1911

Lake Bluff 4th of July Celebration

Celebrating our nation's independence since 1911

Update from the Committee

2021 Parade Planning is Underway.

The Village of Lake Bluff enthusiastically embraces its patriotic past every 4th of July, which has made Lake Bluff a top North Shore destination for celebrating our country’s independence. The committee is hoping that packed parade routes, patriotic front-lawn parties and the beloved parade will be back again this July. However, if a full-blown parade is not possible, the committee will still find a way to celebrate the 4th of July in Lake Bluff.

But, “It Takes A Village” to throw a parade (including last year's pop-up parades). And we need your help. Lake Bluff's 4th of July celebrations are not possible without the generous support from our friends, local merchants and area businesses.

Please consider supporting the parade and making a tax-deductible donation today.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @LB4JulyParade or check out our website for the most up-to-date information about the 111th Annual Lake Bluff Parade.

How Else Can You Support the Parade?

We Want Your Stories: The committee would like to recognize and celebrate our village’s extraordinary people in this year’s Parade Book. We want to hear your “It Takes a Village” story. Tell us how a friend, neighbor, co-worker, community leader, etc. stood up to take action and continues to stand out in their response to the pandemic. Share your thoughts in an email to Please include your name and contact information so that we can reach out with questions.

Purchase Merch: The Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee is offering parade and holiday-themed apparel through an online webstores. Click here for more information and for the link to place an order. Click here to order LB4th of July Merch (online pop-up shop closes April 25).

Decorate Your House for the 4th: The Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee will be holding a house decorating contest again this year. Show off your banners, flags, stars and stripes, and help paint Lake Bluff red, white and blue for the 4th of July. Click here for contest details.


Until the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade

Parade starts 10:00 am
Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee is pleased to announce “It Takes a Village” as its 2021 parade theme. This will be the 111th Annual Lake Bluff Parade, which celebrates both our local community and the country’s independence.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives and challenged our community. But through it all, we have witnessed how resilient Lake Bluff can be,” said George Chemers, president of the Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee. “We’ve come together to help those in need; we’ve rallied for our front-line workers; we’ve embraced our local restaurants and businesses. We’ve truly demonstrated the power of community! And that is why the committee has selected "It Takes a Village" as this year’s theme.”