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Independence Day Celebration

July 3 | Fireworks | Graf Park July 4 | Parade | Downtown Wheaton

Fireworks & Family Fun
Attend the Parade
Enter a Parade Float
Parade Participant Files
Media Gallery
Support the Event

We missed you in 2020, we look forward to our 2021 festivities!

FIREWORKS & FAMILY FUN:

July 3 | Graf Park

Details

Fireworks start at dusk. There will be no on-site activities including carnival rides, concessions and DJ.

Guidelines

Due to the nature of the event at Graf Park (large crowds of people, loud sounds of fireworks) it is strongly suggested to leave pets safely at home for this event. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Event Weather Policy

Parking

A parking map will be available for download or viewing prior to the event. Please be kind to our neighbors when parking on residential streets.

ANNUAL PARADE:

July 4 | Downtown Wheaton

2021 Theme: Celebrate

This is the year to celebrate! Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary like the Wheaton Park District, a new business, reopening your doors, a milestone or simply celebrating the present, this year’s parade them celebrates what’s most important to you.

Parade Route

Please check back for a parade route map to be added for 2021.

Guidelines
  • Passing out of items including but not limited to candy, flyers, giveaways, is not permitted.
  • No walkers allowed
  • All participants must be in an entry vehicle or float. One (1) vehicle and or/float per entry.
  • Face masks should be worn if participants are not from the same household or a minimum of 6ft distance cannot be maintained.
  • Leashed pets are welcome at the annual parade.
  • Event weather policy
Parking


Please be kind to our neighbors when parking on residential streets.

ENTER A FLOAT:

Parade Float Registration

Registration begins on or about June 4, 2021. A limited number of entries are available and registration is first-come, first-served. We encourage parade entrants to use imagination as parade entries/floats are created.

PARADE PARTICIPANT DOCUMENTS:

Event Resources

Please check back for the 2021 Independence Day parade participant materials to be posted.

WEATHER POLICY:

Delays or Cancellations

Any delays or cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on the Wheaton Park District Facebook page and on RainoutLine.

Rainout Line Logo

Get convenient updates using RainoutLine

Call (630) 410-1028, visit RainoutLine.com and sign-up for text alerts, or use the free app!

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MEDIA GALLERY:

2019 Image Gallery:

View all images from the 2019 celebration at https://bit.ly/2Xxeb19

Videos by the City of Wheaton:

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Partner With Us

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Amy Seklecki at aseklecki@wheatonparks.org.

Details

Start:
July 3, 2021
End:
July 4, 2021
Event Categories:
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Venue

Various Locations

Organizer

Wheaton Park District
Phone:
630-690-4880

PHOTO RELEASE: The Wheaton Park District takes photographs or video of participants promoting our programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in our brochures, website or agency social media, etc. By participating in or attending any Wheaton Park District activities the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of his or her image (or image of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.

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