Celebrate America’s birthday at the Skokie Fourth of July Parade beginning at noon on Wednesday, July 4. The route starts at Oakton Community College on Lincoln Avenue, proceeds to Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie and concludes at Oakton Park. The parade takes place rain or shine.
3D Fireworks Festival
At 5 p.m. the fun moves to Niles West High School (Oakton Street just west of the Edens Expressway) featuring food, drinks and live bands, including Mike & Joe, until dusk. Finally, the spectacular 3-D Fireworks Festival begins, with the first 10,000 patrons receiving a free pair of 3-D glasses. (The fireworks rain date is July 5.) For more event information call (847) 674-1500.