- The 2016 City of Elgin and Downtown Neighborhood Association’s (DNA) Fourth of July Parade begins with an All-American Pooch Parade at 8:30am.
- Then, stepping off at 9am the “Going for the Gold” 2016 Fourth of July parade begins!
- From there, enjoy the large trucks, creative floats, music, dancing, BMX bike stunts, cheerleaders, tumblers and all the other entertaining acts and floats!
Register to volunteer here
–Meet at Danny’s on Douglas at 6:15am to register, pick-up your volunteer t-shirt, receive your volunteer supplies and attend the short volunteer orientation.
-All volunteers: Please read the Participant Information below, to acquaint yourselves with the participant process.
-After the parade, stop back at Danny’s for lunch, a game of bags and a cold beverage, or visit any of our many Downtown Elgin restaurants to grab a bite to eat.
Information for Spectators:
Downtown Elgin is open for business! Many of the shops and restaurants are open to welcome the community! After the parade stop by Soulful Sparrow, Elgin Antiques & Uniques, and our many other unique shops, or make your way to Side Street Studio Arts for their 3rd Annual Americana Jubilee, which will feature a pie eating contest, dunk tank, and many other fun family-friendly activities.
From there, take a stroll along Elgin’s Riverside Drive Promenade, along the scenic Fox River, and then make your way to Festival Park, where the Grand Victoria Casino will continue the tradition of their Summer Concert Series! Then, sit back in your seats and enjoy the GVC Fireworks display in Downtown Elgin! It will prove to be a spectacular event!
-Plenty of Free Parking in Downtown Elgin!
-The Grand Victoria Concert starts at 5:30pm
-Fireworks will be deployed from National Street bridge at approximately 9:30pm
-Contact the DNA at info@Downtown Elgin or 847-488-1456
Thank you to our 2015 Fourth of July Parade Volunteers and Sponsors!