The Celebration


Bring your family and friends for Glen Ellyn's favorite hometown tradition, the annual Fourth of July Celebration. The festivities begin on the Saturday before July 4th, with spills and chills at the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta and great food at the FOOD TRUCK Picnic in the Park, a fundraiser for the 4th celebration.


On July 4th, enjoy a full day of activities, including the Freedom Four ® Four-Mile Run, Glen Ellyn's 4th of July Parade, Afternoon Festivities and Glen Ellyn's Grand Fireworks display.

The Glen Ellyn Food Truck Festival


Ways to Help



Fourth of July Committee desperately needs volunteers to help with this year's parade on July 4th. Over 50 volunteers are required to help stage these events each year - some just for an hour or two. To volunteer please submit here .



The 4th of July parade and fireworks are organized by the Fourth of July Committee - an all volunteer organization. Both are completely funded by your contributions. Please SUBMIT now and consider making a donation today!

2018 Gold Level Sponsors

Grand Finale Print for Sale


This exclusive, limited edition “Grand Finale at Lake Ellyn” print donated by Ron & Mary Ann Aubrey’s Make A Memory Foundation will be available for sale at the Picnic in the Park and before the Grand Finale Fireworks at Lake Ellyn for $50.00. 
Availability of these specially signed & numbered prints is strictly limited to the first 200 sold.   

Tax Deductible.

Ron and Maryann Aubrey commissioned Gordon France, renowned local water color artist to paint “Grand Finale at Lake Ellyn” to capture the excitement and family experience of our 4th of July fireworks.   "We also wished to create something Glen Ellyn for all those who live here to enjoy.  We hope it triggers a smile and a special memory every time you view it".