Northbrook 4th of July

2021 Northbrook 4th of July Schedule of Events
(July 1, 2021 update)

The Village of Northbrook and Northbrook Park District are excited to celebrate Independence Day with the traditional 4th of July fireworks and a new schedule of events for the community to enjoy together!
Sunday, July 4
  • Dawn-Dusk – Pop-Up Pickleball in downtown Northbrook; visit for more details
  • 10am-6pm – Meadowhill Aquatic Center open
  • 7-9pm – DJ performance* at the Velodrome at Meadowhill Park
  • 9pm (Dusk) – Fireworks* at Meadowhill Park and Techny Prairie Park and Fields

*Blankets encouraged; chairs not allowed in some areas.

Click here for 4th of July Fireworks parking restrictions.

Additional Events

4th of July Decorating Contest

Preregistered residents and businesses are competing in a 4th of July decorating contest. Pictures of each display will be posted on the Village’s Facebook page for voting. The three displays with the most votes will win gift cards to Northbrook restaurants. Search @NorthbrookIllinois on Facebook to view and like the displays July 2 at noon through July 6.

Neighborhood Bike Parades, July 3-4
Neighborhoods around Northbrook are hosting bike parades on their street. Areas will be barricaded during their designated block bike parade. Email your bike parade photos to

Events Offered by Other Organizations

To submit your Northbrook community event taking place on Independence Day weekend, email To be considered for inclusion on this page, the activity must take place on July 3 or 4, 2021 and be offered by a not-for-profit or community organization that serves the Northbrook community.

Northbrook Baseball 4th of July Tournament, July 2-4 
Visit for more information.
Pet Parade, July 3 at Northbrook United Methodist Church
10am on the south lawn at the corner of Cherry Lane and Western Avenue. For more information, email
Patriotic Walk, July 4
10am beginning at Cherry Lane and Western Avenue, ending at the American Legion, 1354 Shermer Road. For details, click here.

Updates to 2021 Northbrook 4th of July Events

(May 20, 2021 announcement)

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.

Update on Additional 2021 4th of July Events

(Updated April 27, 2021)

The Rotary Club of Northbrook is hoping to reschedule the Pancake Breakfast and Rubber Ducky Race this fall.

Check back here for future updates.