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Thu, Jul 4 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


The City of Highland Park is hosting a remembrance ceremony including remarks from Mayor Nancy Rotering, faith leaders, and music. Details coming soon to cityhpil.com.


The City and Park District is presenting a community-focused parade kicking off along a new route through Downtown Highland Park.  View more details at cityhpil.com.

1:30-4:30pm | 4th FEST

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July 4 @ 10:00 am 4:30 pm

1:30-4:30pm | 4th Fest

Sunset Woods Park

Join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon filled with family-friendly entertainment, rides, carnival games, a petting zoo, and other fun activities.


  • 11 attractions including two trackless trains, Hippo Chow Down, Portable Rock Wall and more!
  • 16 Carnival games including Plinko, Go Ham Go, Roller Boller and more!
  • Face painting
  • The Frog Lady reptile show
  • Petting zoo

music stage

Radio Gaga – In a parallel universe where rock and pop icons are immortal, Freddie Mercury and Lady Gaga meet and begin a beautiful friendship that extends past reality.

Nanny Nikki – Grammy® Nominated Artist bringing classic children’s songs and originals to life.

Jesse White Tumblers

Food Vendors

A variety of food is available for purchase including:

  • Da Local Boy
  • Michael’s Grille
  • Judy’s Pizza
  • Riobamba Mexican Food
  • DDog
  • Depidy Dawg Ice Cream

Wristbands & Tickets

Required only for Attractions & Games

Wristband Pre-purchase (Mon Jun 17 – Jul 3) | $20

Save Money and Save Time! Pre-purchase your 4th Fest wristbands and receive a 20% discount. Available for purchase at:

  • West Ridge Center (636 Ridge Rd)
  • Recreation Center of Highland Park (1207 Park Ave. W)
  • Highland Park Bank & Trust (1949 St Johns Ave.)

Purchase Wristband at Event | $25

Purchase Tickets at Event | $3 each or $4/10 tickets

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