Chicago’s North Shore is bustling with activity as each North Shore city gears up for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! For many, this celebration includes getting together with family and friends, grilling out, spending time outdoors and seeing fireworks. This holiday also is a great way to get to know the community in which you live! Neighbors have the chance to meet up at local events, and North Shore residents are able to take in more of what their city has to offer. Whether you live in Evanston, Wilmette, Chicago, Highland Park, Glencoe, Skokie, or any of the other surrounding areas; we hope you get to take advantage of the special events that are taking place!
As North Shore Real Estate agents, we’re always looking for ways to help people who are new to the area, connect. We understand that living in Chicago’s North Shore is much more than about having a fantastic home; it’s also about feeling a part of your surroundings and experiencing the North Shore lifestyle. We enjoy helping people find a home and a strong sense of community!
If you’ve recently relocated to the area, are already a resident of the North Shore or are just visiting loved ones for the holiday weekend; we wanted to highlight a few of the fun events taking place in celebration of our freedom!
The celebration on Monday, July 4, begins with a parade at 10:00 am in downtown Highland Park. The Parade is followed by Fourth Fest at Sunset Woods Park, which includes a petting zoo, pony rides, food and music! Fireworks by the City of Highland Park are at dusk at Wolters Field and are a great ending to an exciting day.
The Village of Skokie 2011 Independence Day festivities kick off on Monday, July 4 a noon with a parade on Oakton Street! The celebration continues into the evening with a concert and fireworks display at Niles West High School, with a “Picnic in the Park,” featuring food, drinks and music beginning at 6pm. You won’t want to miss the spectacular 3-D Fireworks Fest beginning at dusk. Skokie’s traditional customized 3-D fireworks glasses will be distributed to the first 10,000 visitors, so get there early!
The Fourth of July Parade starts at 10am on Monday at Elm and Glendale Streets. There will be a flag raising ceremony, children's flag parade and family activities at the Village Green starting at 11am. Fourth Fest begins at Duke Childs Field at 6:30pm. Bring a lunch or buy food from the vendors. A concert will begin at 7pm and the fireworks spectacular show on the North Shore at 9:15pm makes for a fun-filled day!
The 2011 Parade in Evanston, themed Sun and Fun in Evanston for Today's Youth, will start at 2 p.m. and wind from Central Park Avenue East on Central Street. There will be various activities, such as playground sports, throughout Evanston throughout the day that offer fun for the whole family. The Twilight Concert, featuring the Palatine Concert Band, will play from 7:30pm to 9:00pm and the Lakefront Fireworks, launched from Clark Street Beach, will start at 9:15pm!
We hope you enjoy celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends and can take part in one of these events in Chicago’s North Shore! If you are new to the area, or are considering a move to a North Shore city; these events will be a great way for you to get a feel for the North Shore environment and to get a taste of the community!
If you have questions about living in Chicago’s North Shore, or are ready to begin your home search; please let us know. With our teams’ experience in North Shore Real Estate, we can provide you with a holistic approach to our service and ensure that you not only find a great North Shore home in which to live, but a vibrant community and lifestyle as well.
Please contact us today to get started! Have a safe and happy 4th!
The Thomas Team
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