Evanston’s 4th of July Celebration

when: Jul 4 at games at 9 a.m., fun run at 12:45 p.m., parade at 2 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

where: Events held throughout Evanston. Parade is on Central Street, from Central Park to Ashland avenues, Evanston, Il

cost: Free

ages: All ages

add to calendar: Google   iCal/Outlook

the scoop:

This blast began in 1922 and this year’s theme is Inspired by Our Diversity. An all-volunteer committee organizes a day of July 4th fun, starting with outdoor games at several local playgrounds (think three-legged races, pie eating contests, water balloon tosses and more). Afterward, join in on a kids half-mile fun run at Ackerman Park before the parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Then the party moves to Clark Street Beach for a lakefront concert followed by fireworks.

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