The Village of Oak Lawn’s Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at 95th Street and 51st Avenue. The parade route continues to 55th Avenue on 95th Street.
Local organizations, politicians, fire trucks, police squads and even mascots from pro sports teams join in the fun. Village officials usually hand, or throw, candy to kids of all ages.
The Oak Lawn Park District’s Annual Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration will be held Tuesday, July 4, at Centennial Park, located at 94th and Nashville Avenue.
The day will begin with a variety of family activities from 11:00am – 3:00pm that includes: Oak Lawn’s Got Talent sponsored by Cusack Insurance, a treasure hunt, Adult and Youth Watermelon Eating Contests, obstacle course, kids tattoos, carnival games, tricycle car wash, inflatables, bingo, crafts, magician, balloon animals, concessions and more.
Children ages 3 and older pay $5 for all daytime activities including access to Centennial Aquatic Center. Adults receive free admission to daytime activities but pay the special $2 holiday rate to access pools.
Free evening entertainment will be held at the football field at Richards High School (106th Street and Central Avenue). Gates will open at 6:00pm. G.A.C. Entertainment will provide music at 7:00pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display that is cosponsored by the Village of Oak Lawn. Police officials, both locally and universally, advise against creating your own fireworks display since fireworks are illegal in Illinois.
An agenda of all activities and times for park district activities are listed below.