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July 4 Events and Notes

All events will be held on July 4. 

Parade

Participant Information: If you are marching in the parade, check the following:

Spectators: The parade begins at 12:45 p.m. at Main St. and Grant St. and travels south on Main, ending at Warren Ave. 

Parade attendees are reminded to PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO THE RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. 

Accessibility

Accessible parking for the parade will be available along Rogers St. between Main St. and Highland Ave. Accessible parade viewing will be available next to the Reviewing Grandstand located at Rogers St. and Main St.

Office Closings

Most Village offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the holiday. 

Fireworks Show

Sponsored by the Village of Downers Grove, City of Darien and Village of Woodridge. The fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. at 75th St. and Lemont Rd

Illegal Fireworks

Did you know that fireworks are illegal in Downers Grove and in Illinois? The Downers Grove Municipal Code mirrors that of the Illinois State Fireworks Code, which means that firecrackers, bottle rockets, cherry bombs, and the like are prohibited. Though one can easily purchase fireworks legally in adjacent states, it is illegal to bring them home across the border. Any person convicted of an offense shall be subject to a fine of between $75.00 and $750.00. 

Legal firework novelties such as sparklers, fountains, snakes, party poppers, and ground spinners, marketed as “safe,” still possess dangers. About one quarter of emergency room, fireworks injuries occur from July 2 to July 5. The risk of fireworks injury is more than twice as high for children ages 10-14 as for the general population. Children as young as 2 years old are commonly handed sparklers which reach temperatures of 1,200 to 1,800 degrees, hot enough to cause third-degree burns, yet adults underestimate the dangers.

 

Garbage Collection

As a result of the July 4 holiday, collection will be one day later than normal the week of July 4.