Fourth of July

4th of July Celebration Information - Wednesday, July 4, 2019

Registration for the parade will open soon! Check back here for updates.

Parade Information

  • Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th at 9:00 a.m.
  • 2019 Parade Theme: Stay tuned!
  • Estimated Parade Time: Approximately 2 hours long.

Participating in the 4th of July parade? Click here to read parade details and instructions for participants.

If you have any questions about the staging process or anything else related to the parade prior to July 4th, please contact 311 or e-mail specialevents@cityofelgin.org.

Check back here for the most current updates.

Congratulations to the 2018 Fourth of July Parade Winners!


In the Business category:

  • First Place: United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 363
  • Second Place: Azteca Bakery
  • Third Place: Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

In the Youth category:

  • First Place: Grupo de Danza Folklorico Quetzaly
  • Second Place: MEGA Gymnastics
  • Third Place: Integrity School of Dance

In the Organization category:

  • First Place: Gail Borden Public Library
  • Second Place: Chilenos de Guadalupana
  • Third Place: Elgin Parent Co Op School 

Gail Borden Public Library was also the overall winner of the parade contest.

Click here to view the YouTube video of the 2018 Elgin Fourth of July Parade.