Upcoming Events

  1. Around the World Tour
  2. Taste of Wheaton

    Jun 1 - Jun 4
  3. Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals

    Jun 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
  4. picnic

    Picnic with the Animals

    Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Independence Day Celebration: July 3-4

Use your imagination as you design your parade entry/float in conjunction with the all- American Fourth of July celebration! Whether it’s pulling up a blanket at Graf Park to watch the Wheaton fireworks or gathering with family along Main Street to watch the parade, Wheaton’s festivities are definitely a great reflection of the all-American tradition of Independence Day celebrations.

July 3rd, 2017 | 4:30-9P | Graf Park

Food Vendors, Business Expo, Carnival Rides, DJ & Fireworks at dusk
Parking Map (PDF)

July 4th, 2017 | 10A | Downtown Wheaton

Parade in Downtown Wheaton

Get Involved

Interested in Participating in the Parade?

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Parade Entry QuestionsSponsorship Opportunities

Contact Nicole Kapala, nkapala@wheatonparks.org

Contact Sherry Krajelis, skrajelis@wheatonparks.org

Food Vendor Information

Contact Dan Novak, dnovak@wheatonparks.org

2017 Parade Entries

Midwest Model T Car Club
Tunes of Glory
Four Star Brass Band
Lakeside Lutheran High School Band
Medinah Big Wheels
Wheaton North High School
Wheaton South High School
1st Regiment Light Dragoons
Northern Illinois Outlaws

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