Evanston 4th of July celebration.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

Here in Evanston, Illinois, we're fortunate to have one of the best 4th of July celebrations in the country.  That's right, in the entire country.  We have the 2nd largest 4th of July parade in the state (second only to the City of Chicago's 4th of July parade)... with over 140 entrants, (many of them homegrown and local).

Our all day celebration begins at 9:00 am at eight different playground sites throughout the city providing games and activities for all ages, followed by a Fun Run along Central Street at 12:45 pm. The parade down Central St. kicks off at 2:00 pm. At 7:30 pm there is concert at the lakefront, and then the grand fireworks display at dusk.

All of this, excepting our police presence, is sponsored entirely by private funds raised by the Evanston 4th of July assocation.  Our celebration dates back to 1922 when the North End Mother's club began the tradition.

Our fireworks, which begin around 9:30-ish... or whenever it gets dark enough... are incredible.  Over $40,000 worth of professional grade fireworks are fired off at Clark Street beach, where locals set up grills, and claim their blanket space for the wonderful fireworks display, usually synced to patriotic music.

Have a great fourth!

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Alan. I hope you enjoy your 4th of July/. Neat video. Cheers.

Jul 03, 2018 07:16 AM #1
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Sounds like a really great event for your area my friend. Have a safe and happy 4th!

Jul 03, 2018 12:33 PM #2
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James Dray
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Morning Alan,

By 9:30, I'll be fast asleep.  I'll watch all the events on TV Thursday.

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You are fortunate to live in such a patriotic area!

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Hi Alan- Delray had a barge offshore with fireworks. It sounds like Chicago really put on a spectacular show!!!

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