May 20, 2021 at 1:42pm

⚠️ Please Note: This article was published in 2021. Visit our Events Calendar to view current upcoming events.

With expanded capacity limits under the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois Reopening Plan, the Village of Northbrook and the Northbrook Park District have made the joint decision to hold fireworks on the 4th of July at the traditional location of Meadowhill Park and Techny Prairie Park and Fields. Additional new activities are also taking place Independence Day weekend.

The updated schedule of events for Saturday, July 3, includes the Liberty Loop 5K Race and Liberty Lap Fun Run in the morning at Techny Prairie Parks and Fields; live music at Village Green Park in the afternoon; and a DJ and movie at dusk at the Velodrome at Meadowhill Park. On Sunday, July 4, residents are encouraged to participate in neighborhood bike parades as a daytime event before the fireworks at dusk. The Village will be providing festive “party packs” and traffic-control barricades. Throughout Independence Day weekend, residents and businesses are invited to enter a 4th of July decorating contest. Registrants will receive a “decorating pack,” and pictures of each display will be posted online for voting. More details on hosting a bike parade and participating in this year’s decorating contest will be available at by mid-June. On July 3 and July 4, Meadowhill Aquatic Center will be open from 10am to 6pm.

Due to the required lead time and availability of parade participants, the 4th of July parade will not take place this year. The traditional Bike Parade and Police and Fire Department Softball Game will also not be taking place this year. The Rotary Club of Northbrook is hoping to reschedule the Pancake Breakfast and Rubber Ducky Race this fall. The Village and Park District look forward to celebrating next year with Northbrook’s traditional 4th of July events.

The Village and Park District are closely monitoring capacity limits and guidance from the State of Illinois. As COVID-19 safety guidelines continue to change, more information on 4th of July events will be released when available. Future updates on Northbrook’s 4th of July events can be found at