Independence Celebrations

Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd From 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Memorial Park, 7607 W College Drive

Fireworks start at dusk and are set off by Lake Katherine.

Fireworks over Palos Heights
Veterans Marching in Independance Day Parade

Independence Day Parade - July 4th, 12:00 Noon

The annual parade on Harlem Avenue starts from First Midwest Bank (126th St) and heads north to 119th Street. We'd love for you to join us! Decorate your bicycles, wagons and strollers and be a part of the holiday fun! If you and/or your group would like to enter the parade, please download and submit an application (PDF) or call  708-361-1807.


This Year's Family-Friendly Attractions

  • 2 Climbing Walls
  • 2 Obstacle Courses
  • Balloon Twisters
  • Beer Tent and Food Vendors
  • Berry Go Round
  • Bouncer Maze
  • Face Painting
  • Fireworks at Dusk
  • Fun DH from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Giant Slide
  • Live Band (Run Forrest Run) from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Mini Train Ride
  • Moonwalk
  • Touch-A-TruckPetting
  • ZooPony Wheel