Parade Day

Schedule of Events

Marshal: Lake Bluff American Legion Post #510
Monday, July 2nd:  
6:00 - Dark Lake Bluff 4th of July Mixed Doubles Tennis Open, Artesian Park Courts
Tuesday, July 3rd:  
6:00 - 11:00 pm 43rd Annual Firemen's Ball at Blair Park
  Tickets available at the Fire Station, Village Hall, or at the door
Wednesday, July 4th:  
7:00 - 9:45 am 47th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Village Green, Lake Bluff
7:00 am Parade check-in opens on E. Sheridan Place
8:00 am Parade assembles on East Center Ave.
9:00 am Grace United Methodist “Party in the Parking Lot” begins on East Center Ave.
9:15 am Children's Parade assembles at the corner of East Scranton and Walnut
9:40 am Opening Ceremonies:
  Invocation: Pastor Tom Dickelman, Community Church of Lake Bluff
  National Anthem: Martha and Kay Clifford of Looking for Jane
  Master of Ceremonies: Joanna Rolek
  Review Officer: Captain Errin P. Armstrong, U.S. Navy, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Reserve Component Command Great Lakes
9:50 am Children's Parade steps off from the corner of East Scranton and Walnut
10:00 am Parade steps off from Oak Ave. on East Center Ave.
  Parade Marshal: Lake Bluff American Legion Post #510
After the Parade:  
11:30 - 2:00 pm 3rd Annual Kiwanis Hamburger & Hot Dog Cookout, Village Green, Lake Bluff
Noon Music at the Gazebo, Sponsored by the Kiwanis, Village Green, Lake Bluff
12:30 - 4:00 pm Kiwanis Kids Activities, Village Green, Lake Bluff
1:30 pm Kiwanis Children's Costume Contest (Most Patriotic or American Historical Figure), Village Green, Lake Bluff
6:00 - 8:00 pm Lake Bluff Park District's Band at the Beach, featuring Final Say, N. Sunrise Beach

Parade Map


Handicapped Access

Handicapped parking is at the lot at 120 E. Scranton Avenue for disabled parking only during the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade.

In case of personal or medical emergency during the Parade, exit the parking lot onto Oak Avenue, turning right toward North Avenue (westbound North Avenue will lead to Sheridan Road). The one-way traffic restriction will be lifted to those vehicles in such emergencies.

The 4th of July Committee and the Lake Bluff Police request that all disabled persons using the PNC Bank parking lot arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. and enter the lot off of E. Scranton Avenue.


Children's Parade

2017 Childrens parade info