Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2022Town Square (301 N. Bridge, Yorkville)
Fireworks Viewable from Countryside Parkway and Route 47(Bridge Street)
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Monday, July 4Grab your chairs and get ready for a fantastic time at the Yorkville Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4! The parade begins at 9am starting at the Yorkville High School and ending at Town Square Park.
Parade Route: Game Farm Rd, Somonauk Street, Church Street, West Main Street, and the parade will end at the water tower. Parade Route Map
Parade Floats: Those looking to enter a float in the parade do not need to inform the committee of their participation prior to the parade. All participating floats should arrive at the Yorkville High School the morning of the parade starting at 7:30am for line-up. The parade begins at 9am!
Throwing candy from parade floats is not permitted. Candy may be passed out by those participants walking the parade route. Streets surrounding Town Square will be closed to traffic and parking during the parade and celebration. All floats are welcome; floats with patriotic theme encouraged to celebrate the birth of the nation. Parade walkers are permitted in the parade and are asked to keep up a reasonable pace so as to not stall the parade.
TOWN SQUARE ACTIVITIES
Monday, July 4
The activities begin immediately after the parade and end at 1pm and will include children's foot races, bounce houses, and a performance by the Yorkville Community Band. In addition to activities, food and drink will be available for purchase at Town Square.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Town Square Activities. Please consider donating a bit of your time to help keep this long-standing tradition going. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Steve Redmon.
Yorkville Community Band Celebrating 30 Years of Performances: The Yorkville Community Band is an ever popular group of volunteers dedicated to showing their love for the nation through professional performance of patriotic music. For the last 30 years the Yorkville Community Band has been a staple of the 4th of July Celebration performing both in Town Square Park and marching in the parade. Please join us this year in thanking this group of dedicated individuals for their service to the community and the nation!
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS
MONDAY, JULY 4Join the United City of YOrkville in a spectacular Independence Day Fireworks show on Monday, July 4! The fireworks will begin at dusk and will be shot off near the corner of Rt 47 and Countryside Parkway.
Please note that Countryside Parkway will be partially shut down west bound between the Hampton Inn and Goodwill and East Bound between the Hampton Inn and McHugh Rd. Access to Goodwill and the Hampton Inn will not be obstructed.
FIREWORKS VIEWING PARTY
Yorkville American Legion Parking Lot (9054 E Veterans Parkway, Yorkville)
Looking for a great place to watch the Yorkville Fireworks? Head over to the Yorkville American Legion starting at 3pm to secure one of the best spots in town! Open to the public. Yorkville American Legion is located at 9054 East Veterans Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560.
All Independence Day activities are free to everyone, except for food and drink purchases, and are subject to change without notice.
IN CASE OF RAIN
The Parade, Town Square Activities and Fireworks are a rain or shine events and will continue as scheduled unless lightning/thunderstorms or extreme rain is present. Please check the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook page for weather related updates.
We do appreciate and welcome donations to help support this long-standing community event. Donations are accepted online and by check.
Checks can be made out and mailed to: United City of Yorkville (800 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville IL 60560). Please write "Independence Day" in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible. If your business would like to sponsor the 2022 Independence Day Celebration please contact Steve Redmon at sredmon@Yorkville.il.us