WHEATON – The Wheaton Park District is hosting Independence Day festivities July 3 and 4.
The annual Independence Day Celebration, featuring carnival rides, food vendors, a business expo, DJ, art mural, fireworks show and other activities, will be July 3 in Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Due to district policy, no dogs will be allowed in the park apart from service animals.
Parking will be available in the park just south of Monroe Middle School and also in the western fields of the fairgrounds. Sparklers and smoke bombs are prohibited.
The celebration will continue the next morning with the Wheaton Park District and the city of Wheaton’s annual Fourth of July Parade, led by Grand Marshal Ed Ewoldt.
The parade will step off at 10 a.m. from Hawthorne Boulevard and conclude at Cross and Front streets.
To learn more and see a full schedule of events, visit wheatonparkdistrict.com/july4.