Monday, July 4 
Haitian Community Organization Festival.
Enjoy a free live music concert, Caribbean food, soccer and basketball tournaments, face painting and more at James Park, 300 Dodge Ave.
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Evanston’s July 4th Parade.

Evanston 4th of July Association celebrates 100 years! 
Unlike many Independence Day celebrations in other cities, the festivities in Evanston are produced entirely by the all-volunteer, community-funded Evanston Fourth of July Association. No tax dollars are used for the actual production of the sports activities, parade, twilight band concert or fireworks. The following list are all the events planned for this centennial celebration. Thank you, Evanston 4th of July Association!
9 a.m. through to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

July 4th Morning games: Morning games are a tradition that has been going on for 100 years. Free family-friendly games and events bring neighbors together for fun, competition and social interactions at seven different sites. From sack races to egg tosses to running and pie eating, there is something for everyone.
9-11 a.m. at these four parks:

  • Baker Park: Forest Avenue and Keeney Street
  • ETHS West Field: (south end, behind the high school by ball diamond) 1600 Dodge Ave.
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Center: 1655 Foster St.
  • Kamen Park – East: (Ridgeville Park District), South Boulevard and Barton Avenue

9 a.m.- noon at these three parks

  • Lincolnwood School: 2600 Colfax St., McDaniel Avenue and Grant Street
  • Robert Crown Center: 1701 Main St., Main & Dodge  
  • Willard School – 2700 Hurd Ave., Central Park & Park Place  
Yoel, Sophia, Henoc, Ajman and Lilah cooled off with ice cream at Fountain Square on July 4, 2021.

July 4th Fun Run for children under 10.
Preregister for $15 a child and pick-up your packet at noon. Register on race day is $20 a child and begins at noon. The route is seven-tenths of a mile and starts on Central Street at Ackerman Park (McDaniel Avenue and Central Street). Runners head west on Central Street to Fire Station 5, turn around and return to Ackerman Park. Registered runner get a T-shirt, bib and ribbon.
Refreshments available.
Register at noon. Running starts at 12:45 p.m.

Evanston American Legion Post 42 Chris Meter and Mandy Rinaldo

July 4th Parade
It starts at 2 p.m. on Central Street (from Central Park Avenue to Ryan Field at Ashland Avenue). If you’d like to march with the RoundTable, please join us wearing your red, white and blue best at 1:30 p.m. when we line up across from Bent Park at Central Street between Highland and Prospect avenues. (RSVP to and we will send any details.)

July 4th Band Concert
Palatine Concert Band. Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park.
7:30 – 9 p.m. 

July 4th Lakefront Fireworks
Settle in along the lakefront and tune your radio to 90.5 FM for the accompanying music.
9:30 p.m.

Check out the RoundTable Calendar for more upcoming events.

Evan is the RoundTable's operations manager. When not at the RoundTable office, she is often spotted around town riding her tandem bicycle with her husband Michael.

One reply on “Evanston’s Fourth of July schedule”

  1. I can fondly remember the Evanston 4th of July activities when I lived there
    60 years ago! Glad to see the celebration is still going strong.

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