4th of July Parade Street Closures

The City of Elgin’s 2012 Fourth of July Parade – Presented by Sherman Health will be held on Wednesday, July 4, from 9 AM to 11 AM. The parade steps off at the intersection of Douglas and Slade Avenues promptly at 9 AM, proceeds down Douglas through the NorthEast Neighborhood Association and finishes at Douglas and Highland Avenues in Downtown Elgin at approximately 11 AM.

The following streets in Downtown Elgin will be closed to vehicle traffic from approximately 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and vehicles parked along these streets after 6 AM will be towed:

  • Kimball St. from Dundee Ave. to N. Grove Ave.
  • Douglas Ave. from River Bluff Rd. to E. Chicago St.
  • Highland Ave. from Spring St. to N. Grove Ave.
  • Symphony from Douglas Ave. to Spring St.

The following streets in the adjacent NENA neighborhood will be closed for staging and for the parade route from 6 AM to Noon. No parked cars will be allowed on these streets during this time. Driveway access will be limited beginning at 6 AM. Please move your car to a nearby side street by 6 AM that day.

CARS PARKED ON THESE STREETS ON JULY 4 AFTER 6 AM WILL BE TOWED:

  • N. Grove Ave. from Kimball St. to River Bluff Rd.
  • Brook St. from Kimball St. to River Bluff Rd.
  • River Bluff Rd. from Spring St. to N. Grove Ave.
  • Douglas Ave. from River Bluff Rd. to Chicago St.

Parking will be allowed on the east-west streets between Spring St. and N. Grove Ave. though access will be very limited from 9 AM to 11 AM while the parade is in session. See the 2012 Parade Staging Map.

The staging area is staffed with parade volunteers who help to orchestrate the staging. They will take care to not stage vehicles in front of driveways and to keep participants out of front lawns. Their goal is to leave the staging area as they clean as they found it.

We invite you to pull up a lawn chair along the parade route to enjoy all the sights and sounds that this year’s event has to offer. Your cooperation and support helps to make the City of Elgin’s Fourth of July Parade – Presented by Sherman Health a fun and memorable experience for our community. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Downtown Neighborhood Association office at (847) 488-1456 or email downtownelgin@gmail.com.