Cantigny Park to host Independence Day festivities

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:31 p.m. CDT

WHEATON – Cantigny Park in Wheaton will offer "patriotic sights, sounds and activities" as well as free parking for the Fourth of July, according to a news release.

The special holiday programming lasts from noon until 4 p.m. The McCormick Museum will host arts and crafts starting at noon, Revolutionary War reenactors will fire a real cannon and supervise 18th-century games and there will be a replica Declaration of Independence for children to sign.

There will also be magic shows, a mural painting, inflatables and a free pair of colorable July 4th sunglasses. At the end of the day, the United States Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble will perform.

To find out more about the park, its July 4th events and other park events, visit www.cantigny.org.

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