Glenview 4th of July Celebration

Thank you to all who came out to this year’s Glenview 4th of July Parade and Glenview Bank & Trust Twilight Fireworks. We’d love to hear your feedback! Please take our quick survey.

Parade Winners:
Best Youth Group: Park Center Preschool
Best Non-Profit, Community Service or Church Group: Friends of Downtown Glenview
Best Neighborhood Group: Henley Street
Best Business/Commercial Group: Hackney’s
Judges Choice Award: Advanced Tree Care

Independence Day Parade
Thursday July 4, 11:20 a.m.

LCDR Louis N. Marohn

We are thrilled to be hosting a full parade through downtown Glenview. This year marks Glenview’s 125th anniversary, and Glenview’s 4th of July parade is part of the celebration! Join us for our annual tradition with floats, entertainers and giveaways! The parade will feature parade floats and entries from local organizations, and this year’s parade theme is Glenview: Past, Present, Future!

We are proud to welcome Lieutenant Commander Louis N. Marohn (United States Navy, 1961-1981) as this year’s parade Grand Marshal.

Lieutenant Commander Louis Marohn served with distinction in the U.S. Navy for 20 years after enlisting in the Navy in 1961. He earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his service on the USS Point Defiance during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After spending five years at sea, Lieutenant Commander Marohn was assigned to New York, where he managed supply contracts for renovating Navy destroyers. Following deployments to Vietnam and NATO staff headquarters in Naples, Italy, for which he earned Combat action ribbons and the Joint Services Commendation medal, Lieutenant Commander Marohn returned stateside to train Seabees for combat supply. Lieutenant Commander Marohn ended his active duty at the Glenview Naval Air Base where he served for three years as the base supply and fiscal officer.

Parade Route


Did you know that direct expenses for this event, which total around $100,000, are paid by donations and support from residents like you? Every year, business and community leaders in Glenview generously donate their time and financial support to make this day special for our friends and families. Independence Day is a national holiday, but the local celebrations and traditions are what make this day so special for us. We invite you to help us bring another year of celebration for our country’s history and values to Glenview. Any level of support is appreciated and will be recognized.

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Donate to help support the cost of the event and show off your community spirit with a “Proud Supporter” lawn sign. You will also receive a special Glenview 125th anniversary sticker and a parking pass for our community’s biggest event.

Become a residential supporter


Take part in a memorable Glenview tradition! Join the celebration with floats, a bike parade, entertainers, live music, food trucks, giveaways and more. End your evening with the Glenview Bank & Trust® Twilight Fireworks synchronized to music. This year marks Glenview’s 125th anniversary, and Glenview’s 4th of July is part of the celebration. You won’t want to miss it!


Twilight Fireworks Sponsored by


Glenview Bank & Trust logo


Glenview Parade Sponsored by

The 2024 Bike Parade will kick off the main Independence Day Parade at 11:15 a.m. at Jackman Park. Show off your wheels and patriotic spirit! Bring your pre-decorated red, white and blue bikes, scooter and strollers. The bike parade is free and all ages are welcome to participate. Children ages 10 years and younger must have a parent walk with them during the parade and bike helmets are highly recommended. Thank you to Wesley Child Care Center and Edward Jones for sponsoring this year’s Bike Parade.



6 p.m.  Music with Live DJ, Food Vendors
7 p.m.  Glenview Concert Band
9:20 p.m.  Fireworks

Join us for the Glenview Bank & Trust® Twilight Fireworks, a 26-minute display synchronized to music. Come and take part in a memorable Glenview tradition!


Please note that fireworks parking is $20. Lots take cash only as payment.


things to know

The Village is increasing security at this year’s Fourth of July celebration to help create a safe, festive atmosphere for parade and fireworks participants and spectators. There will be a very large police presence on-site, and nearly every officer will be on shift. They will be assigned duties throughout the daytime and evening events. The Village has also brought in additional security personnel and resources to work the events.

The Village’s Safety Response Team, which has been trained to rapidly respond to any developing situation, will also be on-site. While some of these safety measures will be visible, others will not be, and we are keeping the full details of our security plan internal for the safety of all participants.

Please leave your personal fireworks, pets, drones and alcohol at home.


Please help us reduce our trash by taking everything that you bring into the park.
How You Can Help:

Use reusable items, including:
Reusable Drinking Bottles (Water refilling stations in the Park)
Bring food in containers
Bring Silverware & Napkins
Reusable Bags for your supplies
Avoid one-time use items & disposing of them in the park

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The flag is a patriotic symbol that can be portrayed in many different places. As community members begin adorning their homes in red white and blue, we encourage you to read through the flag code to learn about the flag’s meaning and how to respectfully wave its colors.