July 4th Events


Freedom four® Four-Mile Run

8:00 AM at Glenbard West Football Field

Presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District - Join the biggest event of the running season! For registration for this star-spangled run contact the Glen Ellyn Park District at 630-858-2462. 

Everybody loves a parade whether it is for the music, floats, or nostalgia of the red, white and blue.  Come and watch your town march by with American pride! Parade route starting on Ellyn Ave going west on Crescent Blvd, then north on Main St and east on Linden Ave to Lake Ellyn. See MAP for details.

Glen Ellyn’s 4th of july parade

12:00 PM in Downtown Glen Ellyn

Afternoon festivities at lake ellyn

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Lake Ellyn Park

This event is the perfect family activity after watching the Fourth of July Parade. Participants may purchase a $3 wristband to enjoy all of the action, supported by generous donations from Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn! Festivities include: Moonwalks, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Eight penny carnival games with tickets redeemable for lots of prizes, Live music and dancing, and Face painting. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Join us as Glen Ellyn lights up the skyline celebrating America’s birthday! Grab your blanket and be awed by this star spangled spectacle of fireworks.   
No sparklers or candles are to be lit at the park.  No blankets are allowed on Lake Ellyn Park until the park opens on July 4th at 6 a.m.  Do not use rocks or stakes to hold blankets down and they should not be laid on landscape plants.
**Boomer Booster Seating**  The Glen Ellyn Forth of July Committee is offering reserved "Boomer Booster Seats" on the Lake Ellyn boathouse dock.  Click for more information.

Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July fireworks

Dusk at Lake Ellyn