July 4th is a great time to get together with family, friends and neighbors. In Glencoe, residents of all ages can take part in a full day of festivities on Friday, July 4.
- 8 AM: 2-Mile Rotary Fun Run (Starts at the Train Station)
- 10 AM: Village Art Fair (Wyman Green)
- 10 AM: Preschool and Family Games (Kalk Park)
- 12 PM: Glencoe's Got Talent (Kalk Park)
- 2 PM: July 4th Village Parade (Starts at Central School)
- 4 PM: Concessions by Red Hen (Lakefront Park)
- 4:30 PM: Old-fashioned Games (Lakefront Park)
- 5:30 PM: Park and Ride to Lakefront Park starts (Village and Train parking lots)
- 6 PM: Music by Shout Out (Lakefront Park)
- 9 PM: Fireworks Start (Lakefront Park; Rain Date July 5)
The day will kick off at 8 AM with the annual 2-Mile Fun Run
, which is co-sponsored/organized by the Glencoe Rotary Club. The run starts at the Glencoe train depot and twists throughout town. Residents do not need to pre-register to participate; just show up ready to run!
follow at Kalk Park from 10 AM to 12 PM. Preschool-aged children will enjoy games like the Duck Splash, Bozo Buckets, Bean Bag Ring Toss, Bowling and Spray Bottles. Slightly older children can participate in games like Crazy Water Cup Relay, Balloon Relay, Mummy Wrap, Eating Races, and Egg Toss.
The Village of Glencoe’s Art Fair
at Wyman Green will take place from 10 AM to 4 PM. Local vendors and artists display their work at booths stretched across the green. This event is always a nice highlight for adults, as residents eagerly look forward to browsing the unique art pieces.
Do you have a special talent you would like to share with your friends and neighbors? If so, you need to be part of Glencoe's Got Talent
at 12 PM at Kalk Park! The sixth annual talent show will feature performers of all ages and talents, including singers, musicians, and dancers. Please fill out an entry form
and drop it off either at Village Hall, the Glencoe Public Library, or the Takiff Center. Admission is free and open to all; the deadline for registration is June 30 by 5 PM.
The annual July 4th Parade
takes place at 2 PM, which showcases Glencoe families, neighborhoods, camp groups, and local organizations. All residents have the opportunity to participate. If your group is interested, meet at Central School (620 Greenwood) to line up for this one-of-a-kind small town parade, which follows a neighborhood route through downtown Glencoe.
At 5:30 PM, Glencoe residents and non-residents can take advantage of the Park & Ride
to the Lakefront Park. Families can park at either the Village lot or train lot and take the free bus shuttle to Lakefront Park. Throughout the evening, food will be available for purchase from Red Hen at Lakefront Park.
With a repertoire of songs from the 50s to today's Top 40, the band Shout Out
will kick off festivities at 6 PM at Lakefront Park. Shout Out's fun mix of music will get you dancing like there's no tomorrow.
To cap off the July 4th festivities, a spectacular fireworks show
will be launched from the sand at 9 PM. You can watch the enhanced show at Lakefront Park! Please note, due to recent storms, the ground may be muddy. Wear appropriate shoes, bring bug spray, and bring tarps/chairs to enjoy the show!
As a safety precaution, Glencoe Beach will be CLOSED on July 4 in order to prepare for the fireworks show. Glencoe Beach tokens will be honored at Maple Avenue and Elder Lane beaches in Winnetka. Glencoe Park District residents without tokens will be assessed the Winnetka Park District resident rate ($5) with proof of residency required. All non-resident guests will be required to pay the non-resident fee ($10).
The following street closures are in effect from July 3 at 10:00 PM through July 5 at 6:00 AM:
- Hazel and Park Avenue (up to Longwood)
- Longwood (between Hazel and Park Avenue)
There will be no parking on any of Hazel and Park Avenue on July 4. Other parking restrictions may be posted by the Village of Glencoe.