Independence Day Celebration
Use your imagination as you design your parade entry/float in conjunction with 2018 theme: American Heroes
The 4th of July is a big deal; here at the Wheaton Park District, we take two days to celebrate our nation’s independence, build community, eat some hotdogs, and watch some fireworks!
Festivities begin on Tuesday, July 3 at Graf Park with rides, concessions, and DJ entertainment in the afternoon. Once darkness falls at 9 p.m., the sky will burst with pops of color, light, and sound to delight the kids—and the adults, too!
The next morning, on July 4, join us on the streets of downtown Wheaton for our annual parade!
It kicks off at 10 a.m. and features floats from local businesses, schools, churches, charities, groups, institutions, political parties and candidates, marching bands, and more.
The Wheaton Independence Day Parade is a long standing tradition that draws thousands of people and more than 90 parade entries each year. This year’s parade theme, American Heroes, pays tribute to all of our American Heroes such as our military (active or veterans), police, firefighters, first responders and all the others who are “heroes”. We encourage parade entrants to use your imagination as you design your parade entry/float.
Entries must be submitted by June 11, 2018 at 3P.
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