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Broker Blog: Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July In Chicago’s Northshore Suburbs

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is arguably America’s favorite holiday. It commemorates when the US gained its independence from Great Britain, so historically, this day is filled with celebrations. One of the most colorful and interesting celebrations of the year—complete with festive foods, music, and dancing—it’s a day to get together with friends, enjoy the summer weather, and have a great time! To help you celebrate, I’ve put together a list of celebrations in the Northshore suburbs.

Evanston, Illinois:

July 4th Morning Games

There are 7 sites that host family-friendly games which all begin at 9:00 a.m. Games are free! See the full list of locations here.

July 4th Fun Run

The run begins and returns to Ackerman Park (McDaniel & Central Street) and Starts at 12:45 pm on July 4th. In total the run is less than 1 mile – registration and packet pickup begin at Noon. Register Here 

Skokie, Illinois: 

Downtown Parade

Skokie Fourth of July Parade begins at noon on Monday, July 4th. The route starts at Oakton Community College on Lincoln Avenue, proceeds to Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie and concludes at Oakton Park. 

3D Fireworks Festival

Starting at 5  p.m., “Skokie’s 3-D Fireworks Festival,” hosted at Niles West High School beings includes good, drinks and live music. The music and activities kick off at 6:20 p.m.

Morton Grove, Illinois:

Morton Grave Days

Morton Grove Days lasts from July 1st – July 4th. The event consists of carnival rides, games, delicious food, a friendly beer garden, a great mix of live entertainment, 4th of July Parade, and a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Show.

-4th of July Parade- July 4th at 2:30 

-Firework Show- July 4th at 9:30 


Northbrook, Illinois: 

Breakfast at Village Green Park and Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk

Starting at 7:30 a.m., start the day with Breakfast at Village Green Park and the Park District’s Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk at Techny Prairie Park & Fields. 

Located at Meadowhill Park come to see DJ entertainment and local food vendors at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. End the day of festivities gazing at the firework display at dusk at Meadowhill Park and Techny Prairie Park & Fields. 

Updates and more information on Northbrook’s 4th of July events can be found here


Blog By: Melody Rosin  847-650-9395   melodyr@fultongrace.com

Raised in Chicago’s South Side, then later raising her own family in Chicago’s North Suburbs, Melody Rosin spent nearly three decades working for United Airlines. Recognizing a need for change, Melody transitioned to real estate. With over 15 years under her belt, you can count on Melody as a seasoned and insightful agent. Among the benefits of the career switch was the ability to face new challenges in the city she has known her entire life. She gets to work with a plethora of individuals all seeking their dream home, especially in and around Evanston.

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