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The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, IL (DNA) has been very busy at planning the 20th Annual City of Elgin/DNA Fourth of July Parade!
The 2016 Parade begins with an All-American Pooch Parade at 8:30am at the intersection of Ann and Douglas! For more information or to register your dog, contact FYDOLAND at 847.695.5058.
Then, stepping off at 9am at Slade & Douglas, the “Go for the Gold” 2016 Fourth of July parade begins!
We are very proud to announce that the 2016 City of Elgin/DNA Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Hannah Oliveros, a 2020 hopeful of Spring Hill Gymnastics who personifies this year’s theme “Go for the Gold”!
Volunteer opportunities include Block Captains, Crowd Control, Gate-keepers, Judges, Set-up, Take-down and Messengers. Please register to volunteer.
For Volunteers Already Registered:
-Meet at Danny’s on Douglas on Monday, July 4,at 6:15am to register, pick up your complimentary parade volunteer t-shirt, receive your volunteer packet and supplies and attend the short volunteer orientation. Donuts, bagels, coffee and juice will be available, compliments of Danny’s!
– If you are in the parade, please read the 2016 Parade Application Guidelines
After the parade, head to Downtown Elgin, and enjoy all it has to offer! Stop by the many shops and restaurants that are open to welcome the community on this festive American holiday! After the parade stop by Soulful Sparrow, Elgin Antiques & Uniques, and our many other unique shops, or make your way to Side Street Studio Arts for their 3rd Annual Americana Jubilee, which will feature a pie eating contest, dunk tank, and many other fun family-friendly activities.
From there, take a stroll along Elgin’s Riverside Drive Promenade, along the scenic Fox River, and then make your way to Festival Park, where the Grand Victoria Casino will continue the tradition of their Summer Concert Series! Then, sit back in your seats and enjoy the GVC Fireworks display in Downtown Elgin! It will prove to be a spectacular event!
-Plenty of Free Parking in Downtown Elgin!
-The Grand Victoria Concert starts at 5:30pm at Festival Park, and entry if free!
–Fireworks will be deployed from National Street bridge at approximately 9:pm or after.
-Contact the DNA at info@Downtown Elgin or 847-488-1456.
Thank you to our
2016 Fourth of July Parade Volunteers and Sponsors!
If you have any questions, please contact the DNA at info@DowntownElgin.com or 847-488-1456.
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