About Us

Celebrating our nation's independence since 1911

The Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


The Committee

The Annual Lake Bluff Parade is produced by the all-volunteer Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee.

Planning and running the parade is no small feat and there is always a need for more volunteers. Parade committee members participate in monthly meetings, make decisions about the parade and lend expertise in areas of knowledge or interest.

Committee roles include treasury, finance, sponsorship, information technology, parade content, book production, communications and social media, VIP management and logistics.

Our planning process starts in September and relies on the welcome assistance of fifty additional dedicated volunteers and strong support from the Village Board, Police Department, Public Works as well as our partners.

We hold meetings monthly, but it's not all work and no play. We savor the efforts of our partners at the Firemen's Ball and the Kiwanis Club's Pancake Breakfast.

If you have an interest in learning about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at info@LB4July.org



Jennifer Leventhal,
President & Parade Book


Josh Fox,
Vice President & Sponsorship


Matt Pistorio,


George Russell,
Secretary & Logistics


Kimberly Amsbary,
Parade Entrants

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Amy Connell-Donohue,

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Susan Kocanda,
Parade Entrants

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Mona McCormack,
VIP Management

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Hannah Meyers,


Brittany Tennett,
Social Media

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Luciana Tytenicz,
Parade Book


Wendy Warren,
Parade Book

Committee Members

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Gail Anderson,
Data Entry

Megan Michael,


Charlie Spencer,


Al Trefts,

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Shane Tytenicz,
Parade Book

Our Partners

Five Lake Bluff Service Organizations, working together, insure that the Fourth of July will always be a special holiday in our community. The 4th of July Committee's objective is "To provide an entertaining celebration of our nation's successful struggle to become and remain independent, designed to be positive, family friendly, safe and supportive of local commerce, social and service clubs". The five Lake Bluff organizations who independently conduct their own community activities but collectively volunteer their talents to the Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee are:

Partner with us

All events are funded by the Committee through annual fund raising efforts that include: donations, parade book advertisements, sponsorships and parade entry fees.

Lake Bluff Fire Department

Lake Bluff's Volunteer Fire Department hosts the 42nd Fireman's Ball the night of July 3 at the Lake Bluff Park District and also invites many fire companies to join the parade.

Lake Bluff Police Department

Lake Bluff’s Police Department provides traffic control and public safety services throughout the day of the parade. They recruit and manage the volunteers of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Unit whom provide additional traffic control services on parade day.

Kiwanis Club of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest

Kiwanis Club of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest serves an annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. All funds raised are donated to local charities.

Boy Scout Troop #42

Boy Scout Troop 42 hand deliver the Parade Books, volunteer in the Children's parade, assist the Color Guard, and share a parade spot with Cub Scout Pack 42.

Lake Bluff Park District

The Park District float features summer campers and staff. The golf course, pool, and beach are all fully staffed for a festive 4th.

Village of Lake Bluff

The Village of Lake Bluff has made the 4th of July holiday a success by assisting in planning efforts, ensuring public safety for all of the events, and providing hands-on operational support.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee
PO Box 211
Lake Bluff, IL 60044


For general inquiries, email us at: info@lb4july.org