The District’s 4th of July Celebrations kick off early on Tuesday (July 4) at 7:30am with the Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk. This annual holiday tradition takes runners through a certified 5k course at Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Meadowhill Park. Forms are available at any Registration Office or by download from our site on the Liberty Loop event page. Race-day registration is from 6:15-7am. For more information call, 847-291-2980. Children 5 and under can run/walk with parent/guardian at no charge but need to be registered.
If you’re looking for a race geared for younger children, our Liberty Lap Fun Run is open to kids ages 4-10. This one-mile modified Liberty Loop course welcomes junior joggers from 8:30am-9am. The course starts and finishes at the same location as the 5K and winds along the Trail Through Time. Forms are available at any Registration Office or download the 2017 Liberty Lap Fun Run Packet.
Be sure to bring your 2017 Liberty Loop race bib for $1 discount at the annual 4th of July Breakfast, hosted by the Rotary Club at Village Green Park from 7:30am-11am. Refuel from the Liberty Loop 5k run/walk with fresh pancakes, sausage, and a drink while you gather with family and friends for this annual event.
Take a swing at our Family Mini-Golf Tournament at Sportsman’s Country Club. Tee times start at 9am and run until noon. Formats include Adult and Junior Stroke Play divisions and a hole-in-one mystery challenge. Participants receive a tee gift. The fee is $6 per child (12 & under) and $7 per adult. Call 847-291-2351, ext. 2 to reserve your tee time or drop in and play. All ages welcome.
To fill your afternoon until the parade starts at 2:30pm, hang out at one of the two District pools. Both Meadowhill Aquatic Center and the new Northbrook Sports Center Pool open at 11am and close at 7pm on the 4th. Both outdoor pools feature Diving Boards, Lap Lanes, Shade Canopies, Sun Decks, Water Slides, and Zero-Depth Pools. These will be the places to be to stay comfortable and cool.
Directly after the Bike Parade, the Mile-Long Parade starts at 2:30pm. In celebration of our 90th Anniversary, current and past Park Commissioners and Joe Doud, former Executive Director, will serve as this year’s Grand Marshall. Make sure you look for them riding in our trolley and give them a wave as they pass! The route starts at Cherry Road and Western Avenue and ends at Shermer Road and Meadow Road. You can view a map of the parade route on the 4th of July website to pick your spot to best view the parade.
More information on all of the 4th of July events can be can at: http://northbrook4thofjuly.com.