July 4th Parade

Sign Up for the Parade!

Click the link above to sign up to participate in the 4th of July Parade. Thanks!

Volunteers of the Vernon Hills Fourth of July Parade Committee will be up bright and early setting up for the 2023 Fourth of July Celebrations. The parade site will be bustling with activity as the marching bands, floats, clowns, costumed characters, stilt walkers, local merchants, school groups, pageant winners, civic leaders and organizations pull out all the stops for another of Vernon Hills’ spectacular Fourth of July affairs.

Would you or your organization like to participate? Please complete the online form to get in on the fun. Individual residents who would like to decorate their bikes, wagons or pets or just walk in the parade as a participant may congregate at the corner of Deerpath and Atrium on the morning of July 4. At a designated point in the parade, a volunteer will invite you to fall into the line-up.

The parade steps off at 9:00a at the corner of Deerpath and Atrium Drive, just south of Highway 60 (Town Line Road). Marching units will follow a parade route south to Sullivan Drive and then west to Aspen, with a final destination at Hawthorn Elementary South, 430 Aspen Drive. Demonstration areas will be marked along the route for your viewing pleasure. (Note that the route will be closed to traffic beginning at approximately 8:30a.)

Free evening concert! While the celebrations break after the parade so families can enjoy planned activities, hundreds are expects to gather at Century Park for from 7:00 to 9:30p for the rhythmic sounds of The Big Fun Band sponsored by the Vernon Hills Park District.

Fireworks! At approximately 9:30p, the skies over Big Bear and Little Bear Lake will be set ablaze as Pyrotecnico Fireworks Inc. presents a dazzling aerial display of fireworks.

Boy Scout Troop 273 are expected to be out and about selling items including glow sticks.

Parade Committee

  • Cathy Byme
  • John Hintz
  • Steve Maslov
  • Bob Piecuch
  • Jeff Johnson

Cultural Partners

Thank you to the Vernon Hills Cultural Partners listed below.
Lake Forest Peds