Support Us

If you have lived in the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff community for any amount of time, you know the excitement that the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade generates.  This parade, which attracts almost 25,000 people annually, is a well-loved tradition in our community.


What you may not know

The Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade is solely funded each year by sponsorship, book advertisements, and private donations.

These three arms of fundraising generate 100% of the parade funds, which are then used to pay parade entrants (marching bands and entertainment units), for parade day equipment (sound, stage, and live internet streaming), and marketing efforts.

Have time to donate? The parade committee is run strictly by volunteers. Become a volunteer below!

Would you or your family like to support the celebration?

The Lake Bluff 4th of July Committee is the non-profit organization that hosts more than 25,000 people annually for the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade. The all-volunteer committee begins the parade planning, organizing and fundraising process each September. The planning and running of the parade is no small feat and there is always a need for more volunteers.

Are you interested in being more involved with the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade?  Here’s how you can help:

Parade Committee Members

  • Participate in the monthly meetings throughout the year (July and August are usually excluded).
  • Help make decisions about the parade.
  • Lend expertise in areas of knowledge or interest.

Committee officer roles include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Committee board roles include logistics, sponsorship, fundraising and book production, communications and social media, information technology, parade content and VIP management.

Parade Day Volunteers

  • Involved with running the parade on the 4th of July.
  • Responsibilities can include parade unit check-in, helping manage VIPs at the parade stage, directing parade units to their line-up position and general parade-day logistics.

In the past, church, civic and service organization groups have volunteered together on parade day, which makes the day even more fun!

If you have an interest in volunteering or learning more about our different volunteer opportunities, please contact us at

Join the Parade

Would you like to support us by being in the parade? Join us!