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4th of July

July 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 pm

9:30am | Children’s Bike & Pet Parade | Downtown Highland Park | Sponsored by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce

10am | HP150 Main Parade | Downtown Highland Park | Proudly brought to the community by the City of Highland Park & Park District of Highland Park
The main parade follows and features floats, marching bands, dignitaries, novelty groups, community entries, and other special entertainment. The parades begin at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and St. Johns Avenue, proceeding on St. Johns to Elm Place, west on Elm Place, immediate south on First Street, west along Central Avenue and continue to Sunset Park for the big Fourth Fest Celebration Event!




11am-2pm |  Fourth Fest & HP150 Big Bash | Sunset Woods Park | 1801 Sunset Rd | Proudly brought to the community by the Park District of Highland Park & the City of Highland Park  
(Cash Only Event)

Attractions: Carnival Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Carnival Games, Inflatables, Climbing Wall. ($5/5 tickets available for purchase at the event)
HP150 Big Bash Events: Pie-eating contest, games, free HP150 birthday cake slices, all community photo
Live music:
      Main Stage: Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress
      Pavilion Stage: HP Pops
Food (cash only):
      Angel’s Catering
      Casa de Isaac & Moishe
      Judy’s Pizza
      Senor Corn
      Ice Cream Truck
Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available for pre-purchase for $20 June 25 – July 3 at Recreation Center of Highland Park, West Ridge Center, and Highland Park Bank and Trust (two locations – 1949 St Johns Ave & 623 Roger Williams).

Wristbands are available for purchase at the event for $25. Ride tickets may also be purchased at the event: 5 tickets for $5. Food, beverages, and attraction tickets will be available for purchase.  This is a cash only event.

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor: 




Thank you to Our Beverage Sponsor: 


4-9:30pm | Concert & Fireworks | Wolters Field | 1080 Park Ave | Proudly brought to the community by Bitter Jester Creative & The City of Highland Park
The grand finale of the Bitter Jester Music Festival will take place at Wolters Field at 4pm. (Rain Location for Music Festival is:  Edgewood Middle School, 929 Edgewood Rd.)  Food vendors are on site during the concert and leading up to the aerial fireworks display at 9:30 PM. The fireworks are best viewed from Wolters Field. Parking is available at Wolters Field, Highland Park Hospital’s East Parking lot, or in the Recreation Center of Highland Park parking lot.

8:15-10:15pm | Float &  Fireworks | Hidden Creek AquaPark,  1220 Fredrickson Pl | Proudly brought to the community by the Park District of Highland Park & Presented by Highland Park Bank & Trust
What a great place to watch the fireworks! Relax in the pool while enjoying the spectacular Highland Park fireworks show. Fee is $5 or valid 2019 season Hidden Creek AquaPark membership.  Proceeds benefit the Parks Foundation of Highland Park. 


July 4, 2019
9:30 am - 10:00 pm


Sunset Woods Park
1801 Sunset Road
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States
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