Tom puts the final touches on an alligator for Theatre Zarko's parade entry

Well before the start time, folks were out on

Central Street

setting up chairs to secure a great place to watch the annual Fourth of July parade, which kicks off at Saturday. Representatives of Evanston‘s new puppet theatre, Theatre Zarko, have been working for days on their entry. One puppet told the RoundTable, “I promise you, you will love this parade!”


Fourth of July Celebration Schedule 


Games and Sports

9 a.m.-Noon – Lincolnwood School
9 a.m.-Noon – Willard School 
9 a.m.-Noon – Crown Center 
9 a.m.-11 a.m. – Elks Park 
10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Fleetwood-Jourdain Center
8 a.m.-3 p.m. – Tennis finals at Ackerman Park 



starts at Central Park and

Central Street

(Note that lawn chairs may be put out no earlier than July 1 at
per City Ordinance.)

Lakefront Performances

– Palatine Concert Band


– Lakefront