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Highland Park 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

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

10am | Main Parade | Downtown Highland Park | Proudly brought to the community by the City of Highland Park & Park District of Highland Park
The main parade, “Celebrate Community Service” follows and features floats, marching bands, dignitaries, novelty groups, community entries, and other special entertainment. The parades begin at Laurel and St. Johns Avenues and head north on St. Johns Ave, then turn west on Central Ave and continue to Sunset Park for the big Fourth Fest Celebration Event!


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

  • Attractions: NEW Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Carnival Games, Inflatables, Climbing Wall. ($5/5 tickets available for purchase at the event)
  • Live music by: Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress & local favorite Saturday June
  • Face Painting (suggested donation)
  • Food: available for purchase from Highland Park restaurants

Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available for pre-purchase for $15 June 26 – 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 $20. 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: 




4-10:15pm | 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 4 PM. 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 Highland Park Country Club parking lot.

8:15-10:45pm | Float & Watch Fireworks | Hidden Creek AquaPark,  1220 Fredrickson Pl | Proudly brought to the community by the Park District of Highland Park
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 2017 season Hidden Creek AquaPark membership. 


July 4, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 pm