The 2019 Grand Marshal

This year, the Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee, in recognition of the 100 year anniversary 
and the contributions of the quality of life in the community, has selected

The Glen Ellyn Park District 

as the Grand Marshals of the 2019 4th of July Parade.


The Glen Ellyn Park District has been selected by 4th of July Committee as the grand marshal for this year's 4th of July Parade in honor of their 100-year anniversary.  

"Nearly everyone who has lived within Glen Ellyn during the past 100 years has experienced a Park District program, event or park at some time," said Dave Harris, Executive Director for the Glen Ellyn Park District. "We're proud to have been selected by the 4th of July Committee in recognition of our 100-year anniversary and contributions to the quality of life within the community."

The Glen Ellyn Park District has a long history of helping plan, organize and implement activities to make Glen Ellyn's July 4th celebrations one of the most memorable in Chicagoland. Records can be found as early as 1929 inviting the public to Lake Ellyn Park to celebrate the holiday. 

In addition to having a float in the parade each year, the Park District offers a full day of activities including the Freedom Four(tm) 4-Mile Run in the morning and Afternoon Festivities from 1pm-4pm following the parade. The District also provides Lake Ellyn Park as the primary spectator area for the Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee's fireworks show and hosts the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on the Saturday preceding Independence Day.

Grand Marshal Nominations Needed for 2020

The Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee is seeking Grand Marshal nominations for its annual 4th of July Parade. The selection committee will consider things such as each candidate’s community service involvement, volunteerism and leadership.  The nominations must include background information on each candidate. Please include the name, address and telephone number of the nominator. Nominees must consent prior to being nominated.

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