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 or 847-721-3141.


Want to be more involved in the community? Join the Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee.

A handful of director terms on our board expire every year and we have shorter tasks on parade day and at other times of year.



Al Trefts,


George Chemers, 
Vice President & Information Technology


Megan Michael,
Secretary & Communications


Jimmy Hugill,


Claire Abrahamson,
Data Management


Elizabeth Biederman
Book Production


Amy Connell-Donohue,


Deb Dintruff,
VIP Management


Karen Fedyszyn,
Parade Content


Shawn Gore,
Social Media


John Minichiello,


Bill Raymoure,


George Russell,


Carrie Steinbach,
Book Production


Brittany Tennett,
VIP Management

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.

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


You can reach us at: (847) 721 - 3141


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