Celebrate Independence Day in Wheaton
Join in celebrating Independence Day with the Field of Honor, fireworks and Wheaton’s annual parade!
June 29-July 4: Wheaton Field of Honor
The Wheaton Park District and VFW Post 8081 will be hosting the Wheaton Field of Honor, a display of 2,000 American flags, June 29-July 4 in Seven Gables Park. The event is a tribute to honor individuals serving in active-duty military, fallen servicemen & servicewomen, first responders, veterans and hometown heroes. Tonight there will be bagpipes at 7 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. by Chicago Blackhawks National Anthem Singer Jim Cornelison, patriotic music, DuPage Honor Guard and Taps. Performances are also scheduled for June 30. See the Wheaton Park District’s website for more information.
July 3: Fireworks
Activities and fireworks will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road, with fireworks at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). This event will include carnival rides, a DJ, concessions and lawn games.
July 4: Fourth of July Parade
Celebrate with Wheaton’s annual parade at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4, organized by the Wheaton Park District. The parade route is:
- Beginning at Main Street and Hawthorne Boulevard
- south on Main Street
- west onto Union Avenue
- south on Wheaton Avenue
- east on Front Street
- concluding at Cross Street.
Please note these street closures in the vicinity of the parade route. There will also be “no parking” signs posted on the following streets starting July 1 that will be in effect from 9 p.m. July 3 through noon July 4:
- Union Avenue - both sides of streets between Wheaton Avenue and Main Street;
- Wheaton Avenue - both sides of streets between Union Avenue and Front Street;
- Front Street - both sides of streets between Wheaton Avenue and Cross Street.
For more information, please see the City’s website. Have a safe and happy Independence Day, Wheaton!