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Local towns gear up for the Fourth

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:03 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:35 a.m. CST

For those still searching for something to do to celebrate Independence Day, never fear – Suburban Life is here.

Here is what some local communities are doing to commemorate the Fourth of July:

Carol Stream

What: Fourth of July Parade

When: 10 a.m. Friday

Where: Along Lies Road from County Farm Road to Woodhill Drive

Details: Organized by a special Carol Stream Fourth of July Parade Committee, the parade is sponsored by Western Trails Elementary School PTO, Culver's and Zanies.

What: Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Show

When: Concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Ross Ferraro Town Center, 910 Gary Ave.

Details: John Mellencamp tribute band Mellencougar, comprised of five members from Illinois and Wisconsin, will perform some rock and roll straight from America's heartland. Grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, cupcakes and custard treats will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m.

Glendale Heights

What: Independence Day pool party

When: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Glendale Heights Aquatic Center, 240 Civic Center Plaza

Details: To mark the second anniversary of the arrival of new equipment at the Aquatic Center, the pool will serve barbecue-style fare at the concession stand while supplies last.

Roselle

What: Party in the Park Concert and Fireworks Show

When: Concert at 6:45 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Details: Popular local cover band Mike & Joe will perform before the fireworks show, which is supported through the village's Get a Bang for Buck campaign. A contributor of the campaign was For the 10, a community outreach ministry of Mission Church. The event will promote awareness for the ministry's Project Just Start, which provides school supply-filled backpacks to local children in need.

Bartlett

What: Fourth of July Festival

When: 2:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Apple Orchard Park, 700 S. Bartlett Road

Details: The festival will feature carnival rides, musical performances, bingo, skydivers, fireworks, food, a parade and more. A carnival for children with special needs will kick off the festival from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Skydivers will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, followed by fireworks at 9:30. The parade is at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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